National Pitbull Awareness Day & Dog Fighting
Many of the dogs that are used in dogfighting are pitbulls and so to help erase this negative stereotype around pitbulls and similar breeds we bring you this article for National Pit Bull Awareness Day.
Break The Chain
The ASPCA announced a partnership with iconic actor, Sir Patrick Stewart, to “raise awareness on the prevalence of dogfighting in the U.S. and encourage animal lovers nationwide to take action against one of the most brutal forms of animal cruelty.”
In April, in honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, Stewart visited the ASPCA’s Canine Annex for Rehabilitation and Enrichment (CARE) to visit with former fighting dogs, including a special cutie named Orson.
As Sir Patrick says in the video, “Dogs are born to enjoy walks in the park, play with toys and receive belly rubs – but not fight.” He shared a photo of himself with Orson, encouraging fans to #breakthechain against dogfighting and consider adopting a rescue dog.
Ending the cruel practice of dog fighting is not Stewart’s only dog-related crusade. He has also backed a petition demanding the repeal of the UK’s Dangerous Dogs Act. Last year, Stewart and his wife, Sunny Ozell announced that the act prevented them from transporting their foster Pit Bull, Ginger, to their home in the English countryside.
“It is essential that the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 be re-examined,” Stewart said. “Caring, good-natured creatures are being denied homes and their owners and potential owners deprived of a healthy and loving partnership.”
Sign The Petition
Want to help? You can sign the petition here to Break the Chain.
from – ASPCA