Dog Fighting: It’s Not as Hidden as You Think

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 3:00pm

Warning: This will enrage you. Two dogs are thrown in the trunk of a car. The suspects drive around with music blasting to drown out the sounds of fighting. This continues until the movement stops and one of the dogs is dead.

It’s called trunking—and it’s on the rise.

“It’s barbaric,” says ASPCA Animal Fighting Specialist Terry Mills. “It’s dark. It’s cramped. The dogs are fighting for their lives. With the music blasting, no one suspects a thing.”

As with any other illegal underground activity, it is impossible to determine how many people are involved in trunking and dog fighting—but estimates suggest that the number is in the tens of thousands.

Take Action
We need you on our side! Please visit our Blood Sports section to learn how you can help end this violent abuse. And if you suspect dog fighting in your neighborhood, please contact the police or your local animal control officer.

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