Friday, March 10, 2006


This is about Lucky and his mistreatment at the hands of the cruel and vicious people who used him as a "bait dog" to train fighting bulldogs. Here are links to his whole story. The sad thing is, several similar cases have happened around here. Lucky is the first survivor to have been found.

I've been following this story for a while, but haven't posted about it because it was so sad. I also have had a hard time writing this without resorting to vulgar language.

I have to admit that I am ashamed that such things happen here in my neck of the woods. But now things are looking up for this poor pup and I can't help but brag about how people have opened up to this "underdog".

Luck was found wrapped in a trash bag, still alive and thrown in a dumpster. His mouth was duct-taped shut, eyes swollen, multiple bite wounds over his head and neck, and his already rotting front leg dangling by a shred of skin. Thank goodness someone with a kind heart heard a whimper and did something other than walk on by.

The good Samaritan called the Decatur Animal Shelter. The Shelter employees took Lucky to a local vet who treated him and offered a $5oo reward for information leading to the arrest of the Sadistic nimrods who did this.

A veterinarian in Tallahassee, Fla., contacted him after reading about Lucky when THE DECATUR DAILY's story ran nationwide called and offered to provide a prosthetic limb. Lots of trials and operations later, the prosthetic failed to work. But Lucky was healing and healthy.

And the reward continued to grow as people came out of the woodwork to help. What was $500 turned into $6000, then finally, $14,000. But so far no one's been arrested. I have hopes that when they find the culprit the legal system will bring back public stoning.

OK, now for my point. I don't usually do politics but this is a special case. I need y'all, that means YOU ALL, to help push the House to approve H.R. 817, which would make all organized animal fighting a federal felony.

Currently, dogfighting is a federal misdemeanor. It is a felony in 48 states, including Alabama, while chicken fighting is a misdemeanor in 16 states, including Alabama.

This law targets the people who breed fighting dogs and chickens and have all these markets all over the country. Right now we've got some of these major breeders of fighting dogs who advertise in magazines and on the Web, and they make big money selling game-bred pit bulls off of proven bloodlines.

So write a letter, send an e-mail or fax. This could happen to your darling dog!! These people pick up any animal that will stand still long enough. Dogs go missing all the time, and the majority of them are either used as "bait dogs" or as subjects in lab experiments.

Let's speak out for our 4 legged companions who can't speak for themselves.

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