The difference between deer hunting and dog fighting has absolutely NOTHING to do with race. In the deer hunting "sport" the idea is not to force deer kill each other. Nor are there bets, nor is it just for fun...When my father hunts, we use EVERY part of the deer. Yes, organs and all. When a person kills a deer, he does his best to make it so the deer does not suffer. The idea is to have a quick painless death. Hunters also do not BREED deer in small confinements just to go shoot them. People have been hunting for their families food for thousands of years. In fact, I think it's better to see someone go out and hunt and work for their food, than drive to the grocery store (polluting the earth) and buy pre packaged mass produced beef.
Dog fighting is a horrible horrible thing, just like any other animal fighting, (cock fighting, bear wrestling etc.). In fact I am insulted that somone would even consider comparing the two. In dog fighting, most dogs are breed in small confinements, and are not well taken care of. ALL fighting dogs come from backyard breeders. These animals are 'trained' to mentally and physically. People strap the dogs onto treadmills and in pools, and make them run, or swim for HOURS, in order to build muscle, and stamina. they are also often starved. "Bait" is accumulated, ever heard of a bait dog? or a bait kitten? rabbit? this is what they use in training, to teach the dog to kill. Later when the dog is ready to fight, bets are taken and they are taken to a ring. Most the time the dogs do not want to fight. In fact they'd rather sit there and lick eachother's noses instead of fight... After the owners have taken the dogs, riled them up, burned them with cigarettes, do any thing to get the dog annoyed, they force the dogs back into the ring, if the dogs fight, the people continue betting. Usually if the loosing dog isn't dead by the end of the match, it will be before the owner gets home. Only to be replaced with another poor puppy. In Micheal Vick's case there were dozens and dozens of fighting dogs found on his property, there were also hundreds of bait dogs awaiting their death (bait dogs do not get fed, they do not get medical attention, if they make it long enough to be let out of their kennel, it's only to be killed by another dog) Authorities also found piles, of soot, bones and un burned wood.... When a dog either didn't win (dead, or just almost dead) the dog would be burned, what else are they going to do with all those loosing dogs? Yes, some were burned ALIVE.
THIS is the difference between hunting and dog fighting...and it is all true. It has nothing to do with race, yes it happens that most people who dog fight are mexican or black, and most people who hunt are white, but that matters just as much as whether your mail man is black or white. In my opinion deer hunting is a much much much more humane thing to do than force dogs to fight. If you have a problem with killing animals, go talk to the people who mass produce things like chicken and beef, and don't waste your time thinking about hunters. At least they work for their food. Dog fighting is a BARBARIC thing. Go do your research...
· 1 decade ago