I can't even bring myself to read that - seeing Leslene's comment is enough. I agree with every word she says. I used to be a pacifist until I began reading about the mutants who share the planet with us. These are the ones who should be in the labs being experimented on. Then we might find a way of erradicating this gene that creates these monsters.
I am so depressed and heartbroken to think that we as humans can resort to such utter cruelty at the expense of animals that cannot even tell us how they feel. Dear God, I don't care if I don't get to Heaven for saying this, but the majority of the human race needs to be executed, slowly and painfully - why should I share the oxygen with such despicable, wicked and evil people. This poor poor dog, I cannot even begin to imagine the pain, fear and terror she felt everytime she was put up against another dog. How utterly barbaric that we can do such things. May she rest in peace, in a place where there will only be love, kindness and compassion, where she is free and far away from the atrocities of the very people God put on earth to protect her.
She was one of hundreds of dogs rescued by authorities this past summer in an eight-state raid of dogfighters, the largest of its kind in U.S. history. But there was something striking about Fay the pit bull, who was found chained to a wooden box in Missouri: The 5-year-old dog was left with no lips and required serious medical attention.
Still, "she just loved people and that's just amazing to me after everything that's been done to her," Gale Frey, the woman who took the pit bull under her care, told PEOPLEPets.com as she fought back tears following the dog's death Dec. 28. "I call her my toothy girl. She just loved everyone that would pet her, come near her. We had her at a local fund-raiser here and she just had the time of her life. Her tail never stopped wagging."
Fay came to Frey through the St. Louis area rescue group Mutts-n-Stuff, which she had founded with her husband Dave Melot, after the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Missourisaved the dog. Fay then underwent the surgeries she needed to repair her facial damage – and because of her amazing journey and easy temperament, the disfigured pit bull became the face of a recent HSUS 2010 Animal Survivor's campaign.
Even on the day in July when she was rescued, dirty and chained to a box, Fay was as sweet-natured as ever. "Her teeth were showing and it dawned on them that her lips were gone, they cut her lips off," she says. But "her tail was wagging and eyes were smiling. She was like, 'Oh my gosh, you came to save me. Thank you. It's about time you got here.' "
And save her they did. When Frey first laid eyes on the dog at a secret holding location in July, where the rescued animals were being held as court evidence, she knew that Fay was special.
"She would just melt into your body when you would hold her," Frey recalls. "I knew I wanted to take her home to make a difference because she was a victim of dogfighting. And what the dog men did to her was just so cruel. I felt like we had to speak out. And I felt that she was the 'spokesdog' to do that."
The HSUS thought so, too, and funded $5,000 of Fay's surgeries. The dog's third and last surgery was successful, but afterward, as she was waking up, she suddenly went into cardiac arrest. A necropsy revealed it was caused by internal adhesions. "In her previous life, she probably took some blows to the gut, " Frey says. "The scar tissue started twisting her intestines."
Thankfully, Fay suffered no pain. "I was there, I wasn't more than two feet from her [when she died]," she says. "She was waking up and her new face ... and then she was gone. I guess it was her time."
The Humane Society of Missouri also shared condolences. "We are proud to have been able to rescue her and are grateful for every wet toothy kiss she shared with us since her rescue," they said in a statement on their Web site. "We love her and we will miss her greatly!"
The HSUS took the moment to remember all dogs trapped in fighting lives. "Her circumstance is a reminder to all of us about how cruel and barbaric dog-fighting truly is," President and CEO Wayne Pacelle told PEOPLEPets.com in a statement. "I'll think of Fay whenever I speak with a lawmaker about enacting stronger animal fighting laws or talk with at-risk young people about the horrors of dog-fighting, and I hope others are moved by her story, too."
Though her life was filled with much physical pain, which Frey says the dog never showed ("Her love for wanting to be held and kissed overpowered any pain she had"), Fay's quiet suffering will not be in vain. Frey is moving forward with a project she was planning to launch with Fay, called Phoenix House. It will serve as a halfway home for dogfighting survivors, where the rescued animals can be introduced to the normal comforts and activities of daily life in a house.
"When Fay came here, Fay never saw a television before. And the first time the washing machine went off, it scared the living daylights out of her. She ran and hid inside her crate and wouldn't come of her crate for two days," she recalls. "So the Phoenix House is a way for us to acclimate the dogs to indoor living and to kind of give them a head start on their new life."
For Fay, her second chance only lasted five months, but now cremated, she'll remain in a safe place: Her ashes will be placed in special box made by Frey's vet. "She'll be coming back home again," Frey says.
To donate to the Phoenix House project, click here.
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 20/1
Checked, Noted and Signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 15/1
Signed! Thanks Lenicka
Three dogs, two of them bleeding and badly injured, were found in a garage containing a fighting pit when police recently uncovered a dog fighting operation in Churubusco, Indiana. Those involved have been arrested, but were only charged with a misdemeanor. Sign the petition to demand that a harsher penalty be levied.
Facebook, remove Dog fighting page
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What kind of irresponsible freak is this man to try and block a bill that any normal human would support? I can only conclude that he attends these spectacles and believes that children should as well.
noted and agree totally. thank you.
Urgent: Tell the House to Stop the Cruelty
It’s unconscionable. Last week authorities in Chester County, Pennsylvania uncovered another brutal dogfighting ring. The operators not only trained the dogs to kill each other and subjected them to steroids, torture, and constant abuse but the couple also exposed their five children to the gruesome operation. The operators had planned to turn the dogfighting operation into "a family business.”
This has to stop. Fortunately, the U.S. Senate has just passed a bipartisan bill that will help authorities better crack down on dogfighting S. 1947, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. The legislation has been referred to the House Agriculture Committee, and there are only a few days left before the end of the year to get it passed. If the bill doesn’t pass the House quickly, two years of legislative work will be wasted, and we will need to start all over again in January.
Please contact Congressman Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and ask him to stop blocking the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act from being voted on by the House before the session adjourns this month.
The bill would close a loophole in the federal animal fighting law and crack down on people who attend dogfights and cockfights. The legislation would also penalize adults who expose children to this violence and blood-letting as the Chester County couple is suspected of doing. It has been endorsed by more than 300 sheriffs and police departments around the country, including the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association.
a buch from 3 months ago till now
Thank-You for the News on Dogfighting :0 Noted and signed current Monika :0:0 Thank-You Everyone involved on this AWFUL BUT NEEDED Thread :0 :0 16/12
Firmato quasi tutto. Grazie Monika.
Dog fighting: stop dog fighting violence, care for dogs who are abused in fights
signed. i agree with jan. let them fight each other to their death. signed.
Good idea Jan. And all hunters in (empty) stadium with trees etc.
Can they hunt each other.
Signed. Why don't these sadistic brutes organise fights amongst themselves since they are so keen on fighting? With any luck they would kill one another - a suitable way to stop dog fighting.
all signed. i see the picture of those poor dogs and it makes me sick, then to think they let Mike vick have a dog makes me mad.
done, monika. thank you.
all signed. thank you, monika.
Recently, eight individuals were arrested for participating in a dog fighting ring. The dogs who have been rescued are suffering both physical and psychological trauma as a result of being continually forced to fight. Demand that these criminals be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their crimes.
Crack Down on Spectators at Animal Fights ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher- 4 hours ago - secure.humanesociety.org
Signed - diseased minds.
signed. thank you, monika.
Done. Thanks Monika!
this time i DID watch the video, and it was so touching and beautiful. God bless the rescue team, and of course the babies they rescued. thank you.
These evil spawn of satan are in the same league as hunters and poachers. May the rescuers of these beautiful animals be blessed in every way and the perpetrators of this heinous crime be shot to smithereens! I don't want to watch the video - I will just end up crying my eyes out.
Wonderful video of rescue!! 60 fighting dogs freed!
'ARC: Operation Broken Chain / 'Worst Dog Fighting Operation I've Seen
PLZ SIGN AND SHARE THIS,JUST 4 DAYS LEFT--TY
all done. thanks dianne. thanks monika.
Tell Congress To Crack Down on Spectators at Animal Fights*****SIGN PETITION
Florence- 7 hours ago - secure.humanesociety.org
Me too, signed and shared ob FB. Thanks Dianne!
Signed and shared the FB page.
Thank you Dianne
Signed - sick psychotic people who are wasting the planet's oxygen by breathing.
Anti-DogFighting Campaign promotes the awareness of an increasing trend of dog fighting and the suffering of animals used as bait. Dogs involved in dog fights are often severely injured--or killed--during the fight. These fights may last for hours until one of the animals quits or dies. Furthermore...Page: 3,010 like this.
Signed. Thank you Monika!
> Pit Bulls are being used for dog fighting in the Chinese capital city
> of Beijing, and this brutal and atavistic “blood sport” is becoming
> big business for a syndicated underground ring. Fueled by gambling,
> organized events are held openly, with as much as $32,000 (200,000
> yuan) being wagered per fight, according to a recent investigative
> report by The Beijing News.
> Three fights are held a day, and each fight attracts dozens of
> gamblers. The Chinese-language paper stated that the betting is
> between $150 to $3,000 (1,000 - $20,000 yuan) per fight. Owners of the
> dogs have to put up a deposit of thousands to tens of thousands of
> yuan before a fight.
> The dogs are not allowed to withdraw even if they are not in a good
> condition or are injured, according to the report; and an owner cannot
> have the deposit back if he or she withdraws from a fight. A dog loses
> if it gives up fighting or biting back after the judge finishes
> counting from 1 to 20. A dog also loses if it is mortally wounded. A
> gambler is able to double his bet if the dog he chooses wins, the
> Beijing News reports..
> Unlike American dog fighters, who consider breeding and raising Pit
> Bulls with certain bloodlines as “bragging rights” that increase the
> price of their pups, the dogs fought in Beijing are bought from the
> local dog market and are therefore completely disposable.
> full story:
> http://www.opposing views.com/ i/society/ animal-rights/ pit-bulls- and-dog-fighting -rise-beijing- part-ii
This post was modified from its original form on 11 Nov, 10:37
Thank you Sandi! Hope you and Stripes had a happy and safe Halloween!
Going through what I missed
Great ! Thanks for bringing it to our attention, dear Monika!
Up to date!
You cannot currently send a star to naomi because you have done so within the last week.
this is what this site is all about.......great news such as this. thank you, sweetie.
Rescued from the Ring
Earlier this month, HSI and Costa Rican government officials raided an alleged breeding operation of fighting dogs and rescued 28 dogs from a life of isolation, fear and pain. Here are their pictures -- proving the power of compassion. Slideshow: Rescued»
signed! thank you, dear monika.
God bless the rescuers and of course, the dogs. thank you!
HSI/Latin America Assists Government in Largest Dogfighting Raid in Costa Rica's History
Late last week, our team in Costa Rica was on the scene to rescue nearly 30 dogs from the filthy and inhumane conditions of an alleged breeding operation of fighting dogs. While that might not sound like a huge number, this is the largest raid of its kind in the country, as efforts to take on the dogfighting industry are significantly stepped up.
What we found was heartbreaking: Mostly adult dogs living in isolation at the end of chains in barren makeshift enclosures. Luckily for the six puppies we rescued, a few as young as two weeks old, they'll never experience what their parents have been through.
Too often, the fate of these animals is death, which may come at the hands of the humans who force them to fight them or from their fatal wounds.
Drugs, guns, and even murder are as much a part of the operations as the dog fights themselves. It’s a cruel and dangerous world, one that these dogs are forced to endure.
signe, monika dear. michael vick should not be allowed to buy a STUFFED animal.
Up to date! Thank you Ladies!
Great tags Sandi & June and great comment Lenicka!
Petition | Michael Dwayne Vick : TO REMOVE HIS CURRENT NEW DOG( PITBULL MIX )
Dianne Ly - 1 hour ago - change.org
all signed. thank you, monika dear.
I know Sandi, Zen wrote me which ones are working. I use Firefox and it is not working ! some links are not showing up valid, I cannot open new topics, cannot post pic etc. I hope that Care2 is fixing this damned problem soon! . I'll try the explorer now but its not well protected and I don't like to be hacked!
Monika I can't post pictures on firefox but can on IE9 which couldn't do before care2's problem, I wish they could get there act together! I Signed. Still disgusted that Michael Vick was allowed to get a dog!!!
signed thanks Monika ♥
if the law wasn't so corrupt, that bastard would be behind bars. i pray this is just a rumor. thank you.
Kelly- 2 hours ago - examiner.com
signed. thanks, monika dear.
signed, monika dear. thank you.
all done. thank you, dear. mr. vick will get his. whatever goes around , comes around.
gladly signed Monika
Yes Ellen, Vic is an abuser at its worst! I don't understand how the judge could give him a dog again !!!
All signed. Rot in hell Vick, sooner then later
THANK YOU MONIKA AND DIANNE, SIGNED.
Dianne Ly - 8 hours ago - negotiationisover.net
In response to the most recent cyber action targeting the University of Florida's largest benefactors, an activist received the following response from the HSUS confirming that they have partnered with UF alumni to finance animal experimentation
Dianne Ly - 7 hours ago - examiner.com
Days ago, a pitiful pit bull, now known as "Blue Boy," was dumped outside of a small Girard, Ga. rescue organization. The dog was in pitiful condition
done. no J.c. PENNEY until they get that scum's clothing line out of the stores. thank you, monika dear.
ABSOLUTELY SICKENING. THIS IS NOT JUSTICE, IT IS IDIOCY. THE JUDGE IS OBVIOUSLY NOT AN ANIMAL LOVER. HIS SENTENCE IS SO UNFAIR AND SO LUDICROUS. THANK YOU.
There is no justice for animals.
His former dogs are for lifetime behind bars or dead and than we have sympathy that the child do not have a dog ?
He can tell his child that he murdered , I think 600 dogs?
Maybe he can go to a shelter for floor scrubbing with a toothbrush meanwhile the shelter people learn his child what respect and love for animals is. His father can not do that.
Done, Thanks Monika.
Crazy, it should have been a ban for life!
Noted with spit and fire! Thank you for posting Monika.
Ginger- 15 hours ago - examiner.com
June your pic says it all !!
noted, signed. june, your picture and comment is so appropriate!
every one done. thank you, all.
Signed. Thank you.
The last ones all signed. Thank you Monika! Thank you Dianne!
So on to this piece of s............... Signed
This is my 3rd c2 news on this man,we need to share,share,share,this man is as dangerous and as sick as Michael Vick and with the money to buy his way out of this,I have a petition I made from my last c2 news,I will find it and post it--he needs stopped.
If you have not read about him,please do and sign and share the petition--ty
No against dogfighting, no against abandoning or any abuse of animals!
1.Your email in the white box
2. Click on the green box below the white one = SEND
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The Governor of GA: LOCATE & PROSECUTE YOUR CITY'S DOGFIGHTERS & ALL PARTICIPANTS
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Kelly- 4 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Actions taken and signed, up to date. Thanks, chere Monika!
Every State Should Stand Up For Animals Animal fighting is already illegal in all 50 states, with offenders facing fines and jail time, yet dog fights and cock fights continue to take place daily.
One difficulty is proving whether an owner is keeping animals in order to fight them. Investigators look for incriminating "tools," such as knives and equipment that is used to provoke biting. This type of paraphernalia leaves little doubt as to a person's involvement with the crime of animal fighting.
Recently, New York has taken the protection of animals a step further and outlawed the possession of any animal fighting-related items. Comprehensive legislation like this should be mandatory for all 50 states! Please take a moment to thank New York legislators and to support stronger laws against animal fighting.
This post was modified from its original form on 09 Aug, 9:15
signed all of the above today that I could sign--ty
Monika,I hope it is ok tp post this here.I have been following this King for a while now and I posted this C2 news today on him.
Signed. Hope the rest of the states follow!
Cher- 1 hour ago - therainforestsite.com
CEO of Amazon.com: Donate the profits of Michael Vick's book 'Free Again' to animal welfare.
All signed. Thanks Monika!
Kelly- 15 hours ago - change.org
This was in 2007 one of the dogs had to be put down but the other 48 dogs were taken to recover remember this was on in 2007, and to this day some of the dogs are still recovering
Every one signed, dear Monika.
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."
Tasunka, #19 seems to be closed.
trouble with #19, too many non africans signing?
some reprehensible activies,the pictures were horrifying.
Michael Vick should be in Jail.
thanks Monika ,Nyack
this hits home, DISTURBING !!!
This post was modified from its original form on 21 Jul, 10:57
Signed of course!
Petition signed. Thanks Monika & thanks Kelly for posting the reply.
When I saw the plea for this to end I contacted Peta. This is the reply I received from them
Thank you for contacting PETA.
We share your concern about disturbing websites and postings. Unfortunately, this video seems to have been removed or made private—we were unable to review it.
For actions that you can take in response to websites that depict cruelty to animals and to learn more about what PETA is doing about this issue, please see http://www.PETA.org/action/get-active-online/cruelty-on-the-internet.aspx. To learn about other ways that you can help animals, please visit http://www.PETA.org/action/default.aspx.
Thanks again for bringing this issue to our attention and for everything that you do to help animals!
The PETA Staff
This is why it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you do not say you are contacting Peta or use profanity in your response to the video.
The site has a link for contactiin them with video cruelty
Lets throw all animal abuser in one big cage together and let them fight to the death then shoot the winner! I signed!
ALERT PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG
kinda related i think..
Noted and already signed. Thank you Nyack.
Signed all where allowed
Noted with hope.
Thank you Maria and Nyack
All signed thank you!
Sorry Nyack, can't sign last one.
Thanks for the info.
Thank you Maria and Nyack, signed where allowed.
All noted & signed - thank you Maria.
Noted and signed. Thank you Maria.
Simone - 1 hour ago - change.org
Maria - 8 hours ago - examiner.com
SIGNED AND COMMENTED, THEY ARE ALL SICK.
Thank you for this article
Petition signed - thanks Maria!
signed and noted with thanks awww bless
All noted and signed. Thank you Maria.
Cher - 8 hours ago - aldf.org
I signed the petitions, commented the news and noted.
Maria - 5 hours ago - myfoxphilly.com
Action taken - thank you!
Maria - 17 hours ago - time.com
Signed, thanks Maria. I love pits as much as all other dogs. It is so unfair and cruel what happens to them.
I have signed thanks Maria
I have signed, thank-you Maria
I SIGNED THE PETITION. I WILL SUPPORT ANY CAUSE INVOLVING ANIMAL EXPLOITATION. WE MUST END THE DEMONIZATION OF PIT BULLS, WOLVES, BEARS, COYOTES, AND ALL OTHER ANIMALS ON THE PLANET. THEY ARE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND NEED OUR VOICES IF CHANGE IS TO CONTINUE.
I'll always stand for pits! I had one, I rescued and rehabilitated some, they're amazing dogs, intelligent, sensitive and caring. there are no dangerous breeds, just dangerous owners! Signed and noted, thank you Maria!
I love Pit Bulls. I think it is so cruel what some people do to these poor dogs. As a result of this, BSL legislation is trying to be passed everywhere which is another thing we have got to fight to stop. Because it's not the breeds fault, it's the breeders fault. Signed the petition.
- 10 days ago - secure.peta.org
The dogs who are most commonly bred for fighting are generally known as "pit bulls": Staffordshire terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, American bulldogs, and American pit bull terriers. Dogs who are used for fighting are usually kept penned or chained (often with heavy logging chains), and many are taunted and starved in order to trigger extreme survival instincts and encourage aggression.
Some dogfighters train dogs by forcing them to tread water in pools; run on a treadmill while a caged rabbit, cat, chicken, or other terrified animal is dangled in front of them; or hang on with their jaws while dangling from a chain baited with meat. Many dogs are injected with steroids, and some dogfighters even sharpen their dogs' teeth, cut off their ears (to prevent another dog from latching on), and add roach poison to their food so that their fur might taste bad to other dogs.
Dogs who "win" fights are forced to fight again and again and are used to breed puppies for profit. One dog who was described as a particularly successful fighter generated $100,000 in stud fees in a single year. Female dogs are strapped down on "rape stands" to prevent fighting while males impregnate them. Many of the dogs who do not fight or who lose fights are used as "bait" animals.The "pit" where these bloody events take place usually consists of a dirt or carpeted floor measuring 8 to 16 square feet, surrounded by a wooden enclosure that is about 3 feet high. Dogs are taken to either end of the ring and released at the "face your dogs" command. Sticks are used to pry apart the dogs, who clamp down so fiercely that it is not uncommon for dogs to "fang" themselves (i.e., bite through their own lips). Dogs are encouraged to fight to the death, and the fight can go on for hours—until both dogs are exhausted and at least one is seriously injured or dead.