Have You Heard About the Disturbing New Animal Abuse Trend Known as ‘Trunking? Petition To Stop This Inc.

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“I sadly have to say this is nothing new, it’s been going on for years; which is why I included the video as proof.  Isn’t treacherous dog fighting brutal & cruel enough for these sickos? Are people becoming so desensitised to the value of innocent life, that they have to create sicker and sicker means of “entertainment? What happens to the dog that’s won the fight but beaten up badly in doing so? They are not going to spend money on fixing up these dogs because they don’t mean anything to them in the first place…they will just be thrown out with the trash & the thugs will get another; there are always plenty homeless pit bulls  to be had!.”

“Abuse like this will not stop until the laws are changed. A few days in prison or a fine isn’t going to stop these dick heads!! Lets face it, if they are that cold-hearted as to put 2 dogs in a trunk to fight to the death…what value do they put on a human life, other people’s property? what do they give to the community??? Enough said; so make the punishment a real one, that hopefully will deter others & stick by it.”

“Don’t know about you guys, but I am sick of reading the appalling abuse these beautiful dogs go through!The breed nobody wants from a shelter because they are deemed vicious!! But they aren’t born that way, it’s not their fault & they shouldn’t have to pay with their lives for the damage done; when all they have ever known is violence & fighting. Make the humans who taught them all they know pay for it; not the dogs!!”

June 4th 2013 – What is “trunking?” It involves dogs (typically pit bulls), the trunks of cars, and possibly some of the most inhumane treatment of animals seen in a long time.

How does trunking work? According to animal rights activists, this is what happens during a trunking:

  • Two dogs are locked into the trunk of a car and then driven around.
  • The car’s stereo plays at a loud volume in order to cover the sounds of the fighting.
  • After a short time or when the fighting appears to have stopped, the dead dog is tossed out and the survivor goes on to fight again.

“And Here Is It In Action – This is not a new craze as one can tell by the video date!  As always viewer discretion advised.

Hidden in Darkness: ‘Trunking’ is Dog Fighting’s Ugly Secret

Uploaded on 22 Aug 2008

NEW YORK — One of the most barbaric forms of animal cruelty has an underbelly which for years has remained literally hidden in darkness: “Trunking” is dog fighting‘s ugly secret.

The latest and most-publicized incident of trunking came to the attention of authorities after a woman in Florida’s Miami-Dade County area reported seeing dogs being put into the trunks of cars in order to have them fight to the death.

Animal control authorities visited the reported location and found 10 dogs, many exhibiting wounds that are typically associated with fighting.

The Miami Herald reports that the home where these dogs were discovered was the focus of a pit bull investigation in June 2012. The breed is illegal in the county and someone called to say that pit bulls were running loose in the neighborhood. The person who lived there denied owning the animals but received a citation.

Additional complaints were called in just two weeks ago. Callers reported the pit bulls were still on the loose and that one had killed a neighbor’s dog.

News Link:http://www.chrisjonesmedia.com/2013/05/03/have-you-heard-about-the-disturbing-new-animal-abuse-trend-known-as-trunking/

Please sign the petition to stop this despicable, heinous crime:http://forcechange.com/64627/put-an-end-to-dog-fighting-in-car-trunks/

$3000 Reward Offered For Apparent Dogfighting Victim

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Meet Gideon. His is the face of dogfighting and his eyes speak volumes about his history; pain, agony and worst of all, hopelessness.

The Newark NJ Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter is offering a $3000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the monsters who dumped this poor dog on the side of the road. The address where he was found is 384 South 6th Street in Newark.

Illegal dogfighting is running rampant through our country and innocent victims like Gideon are paying the ultimate price for this “sport”. Whether it’s bait dogs used to train the fighters or the actual fighters themselves, all of them are hurt in ways no animal should ever have to endure. It’s the complete and total betrayal of the trust animals should be able to have for their guardians. What these animals endure is unspeakable fear, pain and almost always, a brutal death.

Gideon the innocent victim

Gideon was found after being dumped on the side of the road like a bag of trash with massive injuries. He has been transferred to the care of a specialist because of his horrendous wounds, which include a shattered leg that has become infected due to lack of needed medical care. His condition is considered to be grave, and it’s touch and go right now if he’ll even survive.

Gideon’s situation shouts out at the backwards manner in which our country and other countries are handling the crime of dogfighting. These sick monsters exploit a bully breed’s inherent dedication, devotion and overwhelming desire to please their guardians and then bastardize them into fighting machines for profit and ego.

In the media, instead of focusing attention on the human monsters, it seems everywhere the focus is on the breed itself, trying to eliminate all bully breeds from the face of earth. Single stories of any dog remotely resembling a bully breed attacking a human are emblazoned in the media, spewing out the horrors of the overall breed itself and adding fuel to the insanity. The stories about attacks by any other breed of dog are rarely ever mentioned. After all, according to the media, those are all “good dogs”.

Take a long hard look into Gideon’s face. This innocent victim has suffered inconceivable pain and for what? So some gang banger can boast about his big bad fighting dog? So some greedy subhuman can gather his or her friends together for a day of standing around the pit, watching the blood spew, hearing the yelps and screams from the dogs and watching the money fly in bets? So one human can feel bigger and better than another?

At what price does all of this come? It comes in the form of dogs like Gideon who, once used up and unable to fight any more are either brutally killed or dumped like yesterday’s garbage. The trust he put into his guardians was violated in the most despicable ways. He suffered and continues to suffer immense pain and his very life hangs in the balance, while the monsters drove off into the night to do it all again another day.

If you have any information that can lead police to the capture, arrest and conviction of these monsters, please contact the Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter at 973-824-7080. Please network Gideon’s story to help bring these sick people to justice. He deserves that from the humans who truly do care.

If you would like to donate towards Gideon’s care, please visit the AHS website at the link provided below. Gideon is facing a long and painful journey and needs all the help he can get.

Click here to donate for Gideon’s medical care.

Click here for the AHS Facebook page.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/3000-reward-offered-for-apparent-dogfighting-victim?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next

 

Did Heineken sponsor brutal dog fighting in Asia? Brewing giant investigates as damning photo appears on the internet

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“I’ve just had the following picture shared with me on Face Book, obviously I was shocked, so did a little digging around & found the following story below…”

 

PUBLISHED: 13:04, 18 April 2012 | UPDATED: 20:35, 21 April 2012

Beer giant Heineken launched an urgent investigation after an internet photo of a brutal dog fight showed the ring was surrounded by their branded banners.

Thousands have called for a boycott of their drinks because of the image from an unknown Asian country, believed to be in Mongolia.

Yesterday Heineken said it was ‘as shocked and disappointed’ as anyone who had seen their name linked to the blood sport.

The picture shows people filming a dogfight in a ring with the Heineken logo hanging from pillars above the crowd.

Battle: Angry drinkers have launched campaigns to boycott Heineken because of their alleged link to the cruel sport (file picture)

Animal rights groups circulated the image online, sparking an angry response from their supporters.

In an official statement on their own Facebook site Heineken said: ‘We are aware of images of dog fighting circulating online including our branding. We do not support such cruelty and are urgently investigating.

However many people called on the firm to speak out publicly against dogfighting, accusing them of backtracking after being ‘caught out’.

One Facebook user said: ‘I am so not having anything to do with your product or events you sponsor – anywhere – until you sort this out. Disgraceful!’

‘Shame on you Heineken–you are what is wrong with this world! How could you sponsor such a heinous crime!’ another said.

This afternoon the Dutch brewer claimed they had tracked down the club in Mongolia thanks to online comments and said that the venue had held an official Heineken event there the night before.

A spokesman told MailOnline they had no knowledge of the dog fighting and have now removed all remaining promotional materials from the venue and ended their relationship.

‘The venue owner has verbally confirmed that Heineken banners are visible in the pictures because the previous evening the club had been decorated for a promotional event and he had failed to remove the banners once it was over.  This event was in no way related to the dog fight,’ he said.

‘We fully understand the level of negative feeling amongst consumers based on what they have seen.

‘We encourage our consumers to continue to use social media channels to alert us to any situation where they feel our brands are being misrepresented, so that we can take the appropriate actions.’

Heineken has run into trouble in the past after it was revealed their Spanish Central Cervejas brand was advertised at bullrings in Spain.

News Linkhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131506/Heineken-launches-probe-new-photo-shows-beer-giant-sponsored-brutal-dog-fighting-Asia.html#ixzz25AcZr5QD

A comment from the page below:-

“Looks that way hey? And apparently Heineken say they had an event prior to this one, and the people forgot to take their banners off for this event…. whatEVA!!! What ever they may say, even that they would hold an event in the same place that allows dog fights should not even be in the equation!!!”

Face Book Link:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151195561623383&set=p.10151195561623383&type=1&theater

PETITION: Let’s Put An End To Dog Fighting and Politicians Who Want To Legalize It

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“Dog fighting needs to be banned period! We have all seen the evidence this horrific blood sport causes to the fighting dogs & the animals they use to train their dogs, the poor bait animals.  Humans have a voice to say NO Animals do not, if a politician thinks there is nothing wrong with dog fighting; I don’t think he should be a politician, do you??

“Watch the video, listen to this knob head slating the HSUS, remember, he wants to undo all the good things in animal welfare that so many have fought for; then please click the link below to sign the petition!” 

Published on 31 Jul 2012 by 

This is an article I read on www.thinkprogress.org

GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Dog Fighting
By Scott Keyes on Jul 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

If you believe that the United States should legalize dogfighting because we allow humans to fight, fear not. You’ve got an ally in the United States Congress.

During a tele-townhall late last week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) fielded a question about his opposition to animal rights and recently introduced legislation that would undermine local standards preventing animal torture.

“It’s wrong to rate animals above human beings,” he told the questioner. To make his point, King argued that “there’s something wrong” for society to make it a “federal crime to watch animals fight” but “it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting.”

KING: When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.
King did not say whether it was also hypocritical that society allows people to get married yet not animals.

Of course, there is a very good reason we ban dogfighting and other similar forms of cruelty: animals don’t have a choice in the matter. Manny Pacquiao chooses to step into the ring. Michael Vick‘s dogs did not. Similarly, when a human boxer loses a fight, he is not ritually executed after the fight. The same is not always true in dogfighting.

Unfortunately, King is a longtime advocate for legalizing dogfighting, cockfighting, and other forms of animal torture. Most recently, he fought legislation that would make it illegal to bring a child to an animal fight. He has also set aside his love for states’ rights in order to forbid localities from enacting anti-animal torture standards.

Petition Link:http://www.causes.com/actions/1670890?recruiter_id=73390439&utm_campaign=invite&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

Antelope Valley – Alleged Dog-fighting Operation – Name & Shame!

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“Whoops, forgot to post this…sorry it’s late!”

CALIFORNIA DOG-FIGHTERS!! BUSTED!! SHARE ‘EM & SHAME ‘EM!!!

12 arrested in Antelope Valley for alleged dogfighting operation
June 27, 2012 | 10:34 pm

The suspects were identified as: 48-year-old Paul Manuel Wilhite, 46-year-old Kevin Benard Thomas, 36-year-old Adan Manzo, 36-year-old Jeffrey Reyes Tedtaotao, 58-year-old Cornelius Bailey, 35-year-old Cornelius Bailey III, 44-year-old Theron Lee Mahone, 47-year-old Julio A. Chavez, 62-year-old Herman Ceasar, 43-year-old Jeremy Maril Anderson, 37-year-old Miguel Angel Leon and 60-year-old George Allen Jones.

Twelve people were arrested in the Antelope Valley in connection with an alleged dogfighting operation, authorities said Wednesday night.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies served a search warrant Wednesday at the home of Kevin Thomas, one of the 12 people arrested Saturday in Littlerock, and allegedly found three pit bull dogs with scars indicative of fighting, according to authorities.

A fourth pit bull believed to be used for breeding was also found at the home, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities also found treadmills at the home, which allegedly were used to train dogs and increase their stamina.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call investigators at (877) 662-3483.

News Source:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=333874996690727&set=a.285654358179458.66277.231981680213393&type=1&theater

Pregnant woman and boyfriend arrested for dog fighting, cruelty to animals

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DONALDSONVILLE, LA (WAFB)Ascension Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a woman and a man accused of dog fighting and animal cruelty.

Brittany Ward, 24, was arrested on Monday night at her residence in the 700 block of Sixth St. in Donaldsonville. Deputies said they saw several dogs in the backyard with chains around their necks and no access to food or water.

Joseph Duncan, 28, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

Ward’s mother, Valerie Bennett, who lives across the street, admitted her daughter knew what was allegedly going on at the house, but she does not think Ward should be held responsible.

“She does know he dog fight. But it’s not her fault that she in the house and she doesn’t know what goes on on the outside of the house,” Bennett said.

One of the dogs rescued from the house

Police said two of the dogs had scabs that appear to be from fighting. Another dog was found dead with bite marks and duct tape around its muzzle. Detectives said it is typical for a dog to be used as bait in a fighting ring.

Ward and Duncan are charged each with five counts of aggravated cruelty to an animal, five counts of confined animals, lack of necessary food and water, and dog fighting.

The four pit bulls and another small dog found alive in the yard are being held in the Ascension Parish Animal Shelter.

Ward’s bond was set Tuesday afternoon at $215,000. Bond has not yet been set for Duncan. Duncan was convicted of dog fighting in 2003.

Video & news link:-http://www.wafb.com/story/18944066/pregnant-woman-arrested-for-cruelty-to-animals-and-dog-fighting

12 Arrested On Suspicion Of Staging, Participating In Dog Fights In Palmdale

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PALMDALE (CBS) — A raid in the high desert by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies led to the arrests of 12 men suspected of staging or participating in dog fights, as well as the seizure of eight animals.

Deputies went to a home in the 8900 block of Avenue T-12 in Little Rock about 7:30 p.m. Saturday following a tip of a pending fight. Upon arrival, authorities say they found eight pitbulls, as well as a dog fighting ring.

The Sheriff’s Department said the resident of the home, identified as 48-year-old Paul Manuel Wilhite, was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and dog fighting, along with:

– Kevin Benard Thomas, 46, San Bernardino;
– Adan Manzo, 36, Palmdale;
– Jeffrey Reyes Tedtaotao, 36, Bellflower;
– Cornelius Bailey, 58, Barstow;
– Cornelius Bailey III, 35, Compton;
– Theron Lee Mahone, 44, Los Angeles;
– Julio A. Chavez, 47, Orange;
– Herman Ceasar, 62, San Bernardino;
– Jeremy Maril Anderson, 43, Victorville;
– Miguel Angel Leon, 37, Littlerock;
– George Allen Jones, 60, Lancaster.

The suspects are expected to be arraigned on Tuesday. They were being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Wilhite was additionally booked on three outstanding traffic warrants totaling $199,000.

Under state law, a property owner can be charged with a felony for permitting dog-fighting on his or her property.

Video & News Link:http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/06/24/12-arrested-on-suspicion-of-staging-participating-in-dog-fights-in-palmdale/

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