The ASPCA has declared April 8th National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.
Dog fighting still goes on?
Unfortunately, yes. I don’t know how people can be so cruel, but there are things you can do to help end the abuse. The ASPCA put together a list of Ten Ways to Help End Dog Fighting.
They also have a special post up today about dog fighting with an awareness video, information about the Google Hangout with ASPCA experts tonight, and more.
How would I know if someone was involved in dog fighting?
Lola the Pitty shares some great information on her post: What to Look for and How to Report it.
In honor of today, we are also advocating for Pit bulls.
According to the ASPCA, “a well-bred, well-socialized and well-trained pit bull is one of the most delightful, intelligent and gentle dogs imaginable”. These dogs have been given a bad image, but are no more aggressive than any other dog that hasn’t been properly cared for, trained, and socialized. You can help end the stigma by adopting a pit bull, spreading awareness, teaching your children not to fear them, and discouraging stereotypes.
You can read more on The Truth About Pit Bulls on the ASPCA site.