‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley and PETA Team Up Against Dogfighting
Total Pro Sports – Dogfighting has been a problem for quite some time, but only since the Michael Vick incident has it become such a hot topic throughout the media. Awareness was raised during his trial, and prior to his release we were treated to some pics of the dogs retrieved from his house, and their new owners who are now caring for them.
Today we bring you another story about dogfighting and those who are fighting against it. The reigning world welterweight champion, “Sugar” Shane Mosley has teamed up with PETA for a new ad campaign looking to KO dogfighting for good.
In a statement on their site regarding their new plan of attack against this sort of cruelty towards canines, they state the following:
As Shane points out in the ads, boxers choose to fight for a living, but dogs who are used for fighting don’t have any choice. Dogs used in fighting rings are typically kept in tiny cages or outdoors on heavy chains 24 hours a day—the worst punishment imaginable for social animals who need companionship and something interesting to do. To make them aggressive, dogfighters often starve, beat, and taunt them, and they use smaller animals (who are sometimes stolen from people’s yards) as “bait.”
Dogs who survive fights often sustain serious injuries, such as broken bones and crushed cartilage. Many suffer and die from blood loss, shock, dehydration, exhaustion, or infection hours or days after a fight. Dogfighters often “dispose” of dogs who lose fights by shooting, drowning, or burning them alive. Dogfighting is illegal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. [PETA]
If PETA and Mosely really want to get rid of the problem, mabe they should consider just sending Sugar Shane out there to kick the asses of anyone who takes part in organizing dogfights. Shall we send him the the doorstep of Michael Vick first?
For see the clip of Shane Mosley’s commercial with PETA, or a behind the scenes look at its filming, go here.