One of the worst forms of animal cruelty is dog fighting. In honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD) which was on April 8, the ASPCA spearheaded a campaign to GET TOUGH ON DOG FIGHTING. The war against dog fighting is a battle that cannot be confined to just one day or one month. It’s an ongoing battle that requires everyone’s awareness and support to win. If you think animal cruelty and dog fighting don't negatively impact you or your family you are mistaken.
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** Statistics show that approx. 30% of children who have witnessed domestic violence have in turn abused animals.
** There's a strong link between animal abuse and violence against people. Animal abuse is known to be an early indicator of abuse against people as well. Social services agencies are trained to recognized the signs of animal cruelty in children and determine whether or not the abusive behavior is a warning signal.
** There are links between dog fighting and gang activity as well as other criminal activity such as drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession.
** Most violent criminals have a history of animal cruelty. David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam killer was reported to have poisoned his mothers parakeet. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, perpetrators of the horrific Columbine High School shooting had mutilated animals for fun.
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Visit the ASPCA's web site for ideas on how you can help here: help prevent cruelty to animals .
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