The NSPCA South Africa applauds the decision made by the courts on 11 November 2013 to deny bail to the suspects being detained in connection with dog fighting charges.
We at PetHealthCare.co.za believe dog fighting is practiced by insecure individuals who need to show their manliness by the size and aggression of their dogs. This is then fueled by their inability to earn an income, so they resort to crime and easy money by gambling with their pets who fight to death. The winning dogs generally provide the owner with huge payouts, and they also get these dogs to breed puppies which they charge fortunes for per puppy. Insecurity can bring out a very dangerous side in people, which is why its so important for us to bless each other, especially our friends and family - all the time with good mental and physical health.
The actions of the people involved resulted in extreme abuse and they are saddened that eight of the remaining dogs removed during the NSPCA dog fighting bust last week Sunday, had to be euthanased by a veterinarian due to the seriousness and extent of their injuries and suffering.
The NSPCA is sickened by the heartlessness of the individuals who have utilised these animals in this horrific blood sport to feed their egos and enrich themselves financially. Their unspeakable cruelty has resulted in extreme physical suffering, mental abuse and loss of life.
The NSPCA commits themselves to ensuring that justice is served for these dogs, only one of which was able to be saved. "We will do everything in our power to ensure that those responsible for these horrendously violent crimes receive the maximum penalty available under the law."
The tremendous support and encouragement from the public and animals lovers nationwide is appreciated. The outrage of the South African public in this case has sent out a clear message to all persons who conduct themselves without feeling and subject animals to lives of misery and distress – their actions will not go unchallenged. Let the images of the dogs brutalised in this case remain sad reminders of the cruelty that takes place around South Africa and reinforce our combined conviction as animal lovers that we need to remain vigilant and take whatever steps are needed to eradicate the abusive treatment of animals, wherever this may occur.
Pitbulls used and bred for fighting are the victims in this organised crime and we need to join forces to report, reveal and remove pitbull fighters from our society.
11 November 2013. Tsakane Court: Upon the arrival of the NSPCA at the Tsakane Court, they were met by a group of protesters showing their support to the NSPCA in the illegal dog fighting case.
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