The recent article, “Beast!” in the NY Daily News (June 22), about the pitbull fighting ring in the Bronx run by the building’s superintendent, should have been a headliner.It also should be a wake up call to people everywhere.
There were 100 chairs set up for spectators. This man was raking in the cash at the expense of non-willing participants who had no choice but to fight. The ringleader of this circus of horrors will probably getfined and minimal jail time and he is probably already trying to find another location for this bloody sport.
If you have a conscience and a heart beating inside of you, you will contact your local politicos and protest. If you don’t care for animals, think about what these people will do on the street to other humans.
The light sentence this offender will probably receive is a travesty of justice and an affront to animals and humanity. I’m heartbroken.
Editor’s note: See the Chronicle’s May 3 article “Bill to crack down on animal fight spectators” in the archives at qchron.com.