DON'T MAKE ME FIGHT RATHER FIGHT FOR ME

Dog fighting is not only a problem of cruelty to animals; dog fighting is also part of a criminal subculture that can involve other criminal activities such as illegal gambling, drug related crimes, theft as well as contributing to the destruction of communities. Illegal gambling is an inherent part of a dogfight, and because money changes hands, weapons are common on the scene.

Children are often present, and besides the inherent danger of the situation to a child, their witnessing such premeditated acts of cruelty lead to an ever growing desensitisation to violence. Dog fighting is a strong indicator of a society in decay as it promotes and encourages a culture of non-empathy.

This routine exposure of the children to both criminal activities and unfettered animal abuse and neglect can be a major contributing factor in their later manifestation of conduct disorders and social deviance.

Illegal dog-fighting is rife in all communities, with bets ranging from drugs and sexual favours to R1.5 million on a fight. For the dogs involved, there are no winners . . . only pain, fear and death- no animals deserves this.


Dogs that are born, bought or stolen for fighting purposes are often neglected and abused from the start. Most spend their entire lives alone on chains or in cages, only knowing the attention of a human when they are being trained to fight, only know the company of other animals in the context of being trained to attack and kill them.


In the fight against dog fighting our Inspectorate is currently engaging with the SAPS to bring a halt to this crime and to curb the trafficking of animals to Angola and Namibia. In the last financial year alone, we investigated almost 8 000 cases of animal cruelty, many of these involved either the suspicion of dog fighting or were in response to tip-offs of dog fights in progress.Each case from beginning investigations through to final prosecution costs the SPCA on average R25 000.

Join us as we make a difference in the lives of those forced to fight.



animals, spca, dogfighting

Activists

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    Reg Maher

    R16,600 raised

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    Jess Vujovic

    R14,014 raised

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    Ashley Taylor

    R12,100 raised

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    Rachael May

    R8,150 raised

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    Sue Ullyett

    R7,150 raised

33 Activist projects

Donations

  1. Cynthia Eloff

    23 May

    R200
  2. Denise Linnegar

    17 May

    R50
  3. Amanda Alves

    16 May

    R200
384 Donations

Activist projects

33 Activist projects

Comrades Marathon - Running for Change

By Liam Gannon

Help me to protect the animals who are used in dog fighting rings, as well as the animals used as...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R100,000 Target
369 DAYS

R1000 per kilometer - for the love of animals!!

By Carin Terblanche

I'm ran the Two Oceans Half Marathon to raise funds for the ones without a voice. Each step goes ...

17% Completed
R3,570 raised
R21,000 Target
65 DAYS