The case of accused dogfighter and NFL quarterback Michael Vick has made animal fighting a topic of conversation across the country. The enormous media attention that the case has generated has put a spotlight on a brutal activity that some people may have not known about.
Unfortunately, dogfighting existed before Michael Vick and has continued after his indictment. For evidence, we only have to look at Florida newspapers from the last two days. Yesterday, Tallahassee police found 32 pit bulls in poor condition. One man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, breeding animals for the purpose of animal fighting, as well as drug charges. On Sunday, The Fort Pierce Tribune reported that 30 pit bulls were rescued from a property in the city. Police believe the animals were used in dogfighting.
Animal fighting (dogfighting and cockfighting) is a felony in Florida. ARFF offers a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrests in cases of animal fighting. Visit our website for details.