Mudcat Café message #2702403 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122909   Message #2702403
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
17-Aug-09 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Vick, dog-fighter, is an Eagle
Peace has expanded with more information on the dog-fighting problem.
The culture should be the focus of attack, rather than one individual who happens to have a high profile.

Reviling Vick and barring him from employment in his profession fails to address the overall problem.

Canada has inadequate deterrents.
Mike Draper, Ontario SPCA says it is a problem in SW and central Ontario. He says a loophole in regulations is that it is not illegal to train dogs for fighting, and fighting fines in Ontario are low- $2000 or six months in jail. This has caused some Michigan dog-fighters to move operations to Ontario.

Nova Scotia SPCA says it is time to ban dog fighting in the province- Nov 18, 2008.