146 Pitbulls, including 19 pups still nursing from their dams, were killed on order of the court in Wilkes Co, NC in February 2009. Most of the dogs had been seized in connection with a dogfighting investigation conducted by local authorities in conjunction with the HSUS. The remaining pups were born after the seizure.The two … Continue reading Court to HSUS: Why is this the so-called humane thing to do?
What's the difference between fighting dogs and fighting birds seized by law enforcement? The HSUS is willing to let some of the seized birds live, based upon their age and gender.The day after HSUS posted about the Wilkes County Pitbull seizure, they wrote about some birds seized in a cockfighting bust: The birds' journey to … Continue reading HSUS Understands Birds; Dogs, Not So Much
I will add to this post today as I come across stories about last night's vigil in Raleigh, NC in honor of the Wilkes Co dogs killed after HSUS lobbied for their deaths.WNCT has a short vid and blurb, so does News 14.ABC-11 has a longer vid and story on the memorial: It all comes … Continue reading Open Thread for Vigil Held in Raleigh
Ask not for whom the bell tolls HSUS:Organizers of Wednesday’s candlelight vigil hope lawmakers will enact change to guarantee dogs seized from dog-fighting operations will have the opportunity to be individually evaluated, rather than being automatically deemed ‘dangerous’ and destroyed.The vigil will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Bicentennial Mall, 16 W. Jones … Continue reading Vigil for Wilkes Co Dogs in Raleigh on March 4
Best Friends has a post up about Shelia Carlisle, one of the volunteers who cared for the Wilkes Co dogs. She and her fellow vols did the best they could for those dogs, knowing there was little chance they'd be allowed to live, even if they survived the terrible conditions at the "undisclosed location" (warehouse) … Continue reading Bright Light in a Dark Place
In recognition of some who were involved in the Wilkes Co case... PAWS DOWN:From the Winston-Salem Journal:John Goodwin, the manager of animal-fighting issues for The Humane Society of the United States, said yesterday that a judge will decide the fate of the dogs later. The Humane Society worked for three years on the investigation, in … Continue reading Recognition in Wilkes Co Case
The HSUS response (signed in brown ink) to the killing of the Wilkes County dogs, currently making the rounds online:Thank you for contacting us regarding a county judge’s decision in North Carolina to euthanize fighting dogs seized from the property of notorious dogfighting kingpin Ed Faron. We understand your concern about the judge’s order to … Continue reading More HSUS Nonsense Regarding the Wilkes Co Dogs
Here's John Goodwin's (HSUS 'dogfighting czar' *blech*) response to the Wilkes County Pitbull killings. It's being posted around the net as pet lovers are still reeling from the events of yesterday:Those particular fighting dogs in Wilkes County, NC were very, very different than the Vick dogs. Whereas Michael Vick was a pro football player that … Continue reading "These dogs would most certainly kill any other dog they could get to."
From the Winston-Salem Journal:Wilkes County Animal Control began this morning to euthanize more than 127 pit bulls associated with Wildside Kennels, an operation that bred fighting dogs, according to county officials. The county was carrying out a judge's order from Monday.[...]The dogs should all be euthanized by the end of today, county officials said. The … Continue reading Wilkes County NC Kills Puppies, Adult Dogs
Ok this is admittedly a Hail Mary with no timeouts left and 6 seconds on the clock but hey, what the heck. Sometimes those things actually work! If you have been following the case of the Wilkes County Pitbulls on this blog, you know I've been asking you to write letters requesting authorities to consider … Continue reading Action Alert for Seized Dogs in Wilkes County, NC