Originally Posted by Dragoriana
He can afford drugs and guns, but not dog food? Why are there so many sick, twisted people on this earth? RIP poor kitties, and i hope this man rots for an eternity. Or gets mauled and killed by a pitbull. He should go the way his victims did.
It's not about being able to afford it, honey. This is how people train their dogs to be vicious towards living beings in order to prepare them for dogfighting. He's not alone - it's common practice. Puppies, kittens, rabbits - anything alive is used to train the dogs to be vicious towards other living animals and then the animals are usually given to them as a reward for displaying viciousness.
Often dogs are stolen and have their teeth ground down so that they can't defend themselves, or have their muzzles taped or strapped shut, and are used as bait to `train' fighting dogs. It happens all the time and is one of the many horrifying side issues to dogfighting. That is why this terrible crime needs to carry a much stiffer punishment.
This man will go to prison and so he should. The one good thing I can say about the Vick case is that it has really brought this horror to the forefront and I truly believe a lot is going to be done to help fight this terrible crime.