DOG FIGHTING HARMS A SOCIETY AS MUCH AS THE DOGS INVOLVED
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.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has but one mission: To ensure that no animal endures cruelty, by putting all our efforts, passion and funds into making sure that ALL animals are safe, loved and cared for. We would love it if you would join TEAM SPCA in Old Mutual Two Oceans “DON’T make me FIGHT rather fight for ME” campaign and in doing so help us to help those forced to fight.