The "fighting dog" has few friends.
They live lives of brutality and unspeakable cruelty at the hands of those who gamble on their deaths, while betrayal and death await them at "humane" societies if they are "rescued". These animals are victims of cruelty. Don't support "humane" groups that don't include these dogs in their circle of compassion.
"The cruelty involved in dogfighting should be punished by more than a slap on the hand. This is not a spur-of-the-moment act; it is a premeditated, cruel, and abhorrent practice that has no place in a civilized society."
Psychiatrists believe dogfighting has a disturbing impact on emotionally troubled or vulnerable youths, making them more prone to destructive behavior. Dogfighting fuels aggressive tendencies. It is a pernicious exercise, one that causes not only pain in dogs but pain in humans.
"First it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man. Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and the animals." Victor Hugo