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Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by Rainmaker, May 20, 2010.

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  1. Rainmaker

    Rainmaker Banned

    I dunno if there is already a similar post like this, but I was just wondering.:rolleyes:

    If dogfighting is a "Legal" sport supported by the Gov't.

    Would you agree with it? Or oppose it? Please state why.. :cool:
  2. ccourtcleve

    ccourtcleve Little Dog

    If dog fighting was a legal sport by the gorvernment I would respect the people who do it, and if I did not agree mind my own business. Just like there are people who hate HUNTING, or WRESTLING, or anything else, there would still be people who hate the sport.

    Regardless, if it is legal and conducted in a humane manner with regulations, what is there to oppose?
  3. Rainmaker

    Rainmaker Banned

    Very well said. Cockfighting is legal in some countries, why not dogfighting? The cajun rules is actually a humane manner regulation. You can stop the fight and also your dog can choose to stop the fight. So we can see both parties opinion on the pit.

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    Actually cockfighting is more gruesome.. because the they equipt cocks with blades and the loser really gets killed. Unlike in dogfighting.. there is a small percentage of pit kills.
  4. 6pack1%er

    6pack1%er Good Dog

    i am all for it being legal,that way people would be able to get better aftercare for the dogs

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    unfortunately i dont see it ever being legal again in the states
  5. ShakaZ

    ShakaZ Good Dog

    Agree, and thank you button.
  6. Obed

    Obed Good Dog Premium Member

    while I would not participate with my dogs, nor would I go see a match...
    I think that it being illegal is a crime in itself...
    it is a violation of personal and property rights....
  7. Poisoned

    Poisoned GRCH Dog

    I would not oppose it... If it were done under the Cajun Rules.

  8. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    If dogfighting were legal I would support that law.

    I think its a good idea to legalize, actually. Legalized means regulations relating to the humane treatment of the dogs and that vets could legally care for the competators without losing their licenses or facing jail time.

    Since dogfighting is also a sport that generates money, wouldn't hurt to tax it to cover the oversight and to give some $$ to state, local or federal government. Maybe even earmark the taxes for funding shelters, spay and neuter clinics etc.
  9. magdalena

    magdalena Good Dog

    If it were legal I wouldn't oppose it. I don't know if I'd have the stomach to watch it, any kind of fighting isn't my thing (though I used to do martial arts-muay thai and buji). I do think it would be wonderful for the dogs to get the aftercare they might need and if it was legal it could possibly be sanctioned to be done well and not on basketball courts in the middle of the night by idiots.
  10. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    I wouldn't oppose it, they would at least be able to get proper vet care and dogs won't be tortured by feeding gunpowder and using bait dogs etc...

    if you can't fight something, it seems better to me to try to regulate it and make it as humane as possible instead of pulling back vet licences because they want to patch up a dog, how idiotic is that now?!
    being punished while you have done NOTHING but care for a dog, how is that normal or even accepted by people?!

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    seems like the government actually wants the dogs to suffer
  11. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    It would be nice to see it legalized again so that there are regulations. However, you will still have thugs out there that do "underground dogfighting" and don't get proper care for their dogs.

    As far as taxing it, I think that in theory it would good but in reality dogfighting would be so over taxed that no one would be able to afford to fight their dogs according to regulations. So this would once again lead to "underground dogfighting" and dogs suffering.
  12. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    That is how I feel as well.

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    That happens now anyway.
  13. Deniselynn

    Deniselynn Banned

    Eloquently said Obed. I doubt I will see the day when dogfighting ever becomes legal again. It is considered animal abuse.
  14. mstngchic2012

    mstngchic2012 Good Dog

    CHJ - That's why I feel that legalizing it won't really help with dogs that suffer.
  15. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    I would help the people who do it correctly though, and stop making them criminals for preserving the breed they love.

    Just as underground fighting of humans goes on, the legal outlets are great for those who don't want to be criminalized for doing what they love.
  16. ShakaZ

    ShakaZ Good Dog

    my kinda chick. rawr. :lol:

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    Most important things SHOULD be the cajun rules and vet care. If they were required to have official refs/ judges, and a couple of vets on hand for IMMEDIATE aftercare. Then a lot more dogs would have been saved. That, imo, would take the "cruelty" out of the sport.
  17. megschristina

    megschristina Moderator

    I would support it under cajun rules. It would keep the breed alive.
  18. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    I'd support it being legalized... conducted by professional Dogmen as it should be.

    BUT...... it'll never happen. Closest thing you'll get to it is a trip south of the border....or to the Far East... or some of the old Soviet Bloc countries.
  19. mr.clueless

    mr.clueless Good Dog

    personally i wouldnt like to see it legal.....firstly because it just doesnt fit in with todays society.....its certainly not something i would like children to see,and is just too plain violent for the society we live in and any adjustment to the rules would just compromise the sport.....its like mma/ufc.....i remember in the early 90,s when it was just called " cage fighting "....or " no rules fighting "......it wasnt always fun to watch but it was a real fight......over the years their have been more and more rules introduced to try to fit in with society that it is no longer a true fight....the same would happen with dog matching....

    also the quality of the sport would come down.....when something is illegal quality stays high as the dog needs to be worth the risk.....if it was legal poor dogs would be bred and matched resulting in a lower level of dog,dogman and dog matching.
  20. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    I like that point of view clueless!
    I didn't really think about it that way...

    and I actually agree with it...
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