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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
DOGFIGHTING
It's still my day to blog so I've got to say something about the Vick fiasco. Especially since I actually know something about the "sport" after researching it for INTO THE DEEP. I think people have no idea just how bad it is. Did you know they steal small dogs, someone's precious pet, and let the fighting dogs rip it apart to get their blood lust up before the fight (I left that out of the book, it was just too horrible.)

I hope they throw the book at Vick. So what if his football career is over? It's a cruel, horrible sport as bad as the Roman cruelties in the Coliseum. I'm so glad the spotlight is being focused on this topic. It's about time!
Colleen Coble  
posted at 6:15 PM  
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At 6:25 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

I agree, Colleen. I think it's a sick sick sport. I first heard about it as a kid when I read Jack London's "call of the wild" and have never understand the blood lust behind the "sport". It's just plain violent abuse to God's beautiful creation.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I cried when I read that book, Jaime! Until I was writing Into the Deep, I didn't know it still went on.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger Deborah said...

it was really weird because i was reading Into the Deep right when the Vick case got on the air. i can't believe anyone would do that to dogs. so so cruel.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

Oh, Colleen, I'm so glad you left that out. It was bad enough having Samson in that rat hole. I thought about that when I heard about the Vick deal. It is so disgusting. I saw a neighbor beating his dog a couple weeks ago and I yelled at him, I was so upset. I can't stand it when animals and kids are abused.

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Dawn Burns said...

Yes, they will also steal your big dogs to use as fighting dogs and to breed fighting dogs. We had a bull mastiff (sweetest dog on the planet but they look fierce) and she was stolen from our fenced-in backyard. 6 months later found at house that hosted dog fighting. She was tied up in the mud near fighting pit bulls. Thanks to God, she didn't have a mark on her. Our local police department helped us get her back.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh Dawn, how horrible! Oh this whole topic just makes me sick.

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

What really makes me sad is that on ESPN the other night (it's always on at our house) they were saying that the league had to be careful because Vick still has a huge following. That his fans, because of the way they were raised, don't see anything wrong with what he did and will be upset if they're too harsh with Vick. Uh, are you serious? Are there really that many people out there that don't see anything wrong with it? That's just wrong...and very very sad.

My dad has an american pitbull (he rescued him) and he's the sweetest dog but I'm always telling my dad to watch him because he'd be a dog fighters dream. He's strong and mean looking. But oh so sweet. Sad that we have to worry about our animals being stolen and abused.

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh my goodness, Sabrina, I hadn't heard that. People are sicker than I realized!

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

We live in Atlanta, and if they ever let Vick play again, we'll stop supporting the Falcons. I haven't heard of one single Atlantan who feels differently. But thankfully, the commissioner says he'll never play again. He's scum.

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Dawn, I just read your post about yoru Mastiff. We have an English Mastiff and they sure are sweeties. I'm so glad you got yours back!!!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger hopefaithgirl said...

Oh man! That is horrible!! I hope they throw the book at him too! I can not believe there are people in this world that is that cruel! I would be devastated if someone did that to my dog! I just think it's so sad that people are that heartless and cold to do something like that. It just breaks my heart :(

 

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