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Save the date! My amazing + talented friend @SophieGamand is bringing her #pitbullflowerpower exhibit to the @RussellFineArt Gallery in Austin, TX! Sophie's photos feature shelter pit bulls wearing flower crowns and have helped countless pups get adopted. The exhibit opens April 1st and you can meet Sophie on Sat, April 8th, from 5-8PM, which is also #DogFightingAwarenessDay. A percentage of sales from the exhibit benefits @AustinPetsAlive.

All three of our dogs were allegedly exposed to dog fighting. To think that a human could ruthlessly force any dog to fight and/or be attacked in a fight, is beyond comprehension. To imagine these beautiful dogs on heavy chains, restricted to a circle or crammed in a tiny cage, malnourished, and only reinforced for causing pain, is absolutely sickening. Dog fighting needs to end, and we support any and all actions designed to do just this. There are countless, mind-blowing, and inspirational success stories. Tonight we celebrate all the survivors. Thank you for teaching us what it means to be a pit bull. And, on behalf of all humans, I am so sorry for what our kind has done to you and I promise there are just as many, if not more, fighting to protect you. ❤️❤️❤️ #enddogfighting #dogfightingawarenessday #pitbull #pitbullstrong #lovethem

Today we join the @aspca to #gettough against the barbaric act of dog fighting. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 no animal should be subjected to the suffering and cruelty of this horrible act. And no breed should be discriminated against because they happen to be victims of this kind of abuse. #dogfightingawarenessday #standup #mdassurvivor

Horrifying images but unfortunately it's all too real! Speak up and report dog fighting! #GETTOUGH on dog fighting! #DogFightingAwarenessDay

And all those who abuse, torture and kill innocent dogs as a "sport." Hope Karma deals you what your evil ass deserves! 😡😡😡😡


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Save the date!! Amazing exciting I-have-butterflies News! #pitbullflowerpower will be exhibited at the glorious @russellfineart gallery in Austin, TX in April! The artist reception will be on Saturday April 8th (5/8pm), which happens to be #DogFightingAwarenessDay 😳🙌. The exhibit is organized in parallel to the #Tailwaggers fundraiser benefiting @austinpetsalive (April 7th - check my post 2 rows down for info!), and a percentage of sale from the exhibit will benefit them as well. 🎉🎉🎉 Win-win-win-win. If you are in Austin, join us! I can't believe how exciting this journey has been so far. And to take abused, neglected pitties who were languishing in shelters, all the way to the finest art galleries, makes me feel like we are transforming the world. 💚💚💚 And a huge special thank to my friend Mary who made this happen! I hope you read this 😚😚😚

They are lovers, not fighters. No animal deserves to be tormented and thrown away, no dog deserves to be mistreated and forced to fight. #getough on defying the stigma, on protecting the breed, and on showing love in the absence of humanity. In honor of the lives lost due to ignorance and fear, I will always fight and protect my breed. #dogfightingawarenessday #pitbullmama #dontbullymybreed

Today is #dogfightingawarenessday! #gettough against dog fighting and spread the word about this terrible problem so one day we could live in a world without dog fighting! Pictured is Greta, a #rescue and friend of ours who was rescued from a terrible situation. Help dogs like her by spreading the word! #stopanimalabuse

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#I'm disgusted & saddened by this. Please, write & call the contact info provided on the last second pic. The NFL commissioner is a POS for his statement as well. We will NEVER forget!! #michaelvick #pos #dogfighting #nfl #virginiatech #vatech #disgraceful #animalabuse #pitbulls #americanstaffordshireterrier #staffordshirebullterrier #bullybreedlove #pitbullmom #scumbag #michaelvicksucks #neverforget #nflcommissioner #nflnews #dogfighting #dogfightingawarenessday

Turned my national dog fighting day art into print ❤️ I have also put a label on the back for short info on dog fighting.
#dogfightingawarenessday #artistsofinstagram #etsyseller #illustration #ilovedogs #iloveanimals #dogfighting

Luna's off leash! Free to be. #dogfightingawarenessday

Yesterday was dog fighting awareness day. I know it looks like we are fighting here but we are just playing. A lot of dogs victim to dog fighting are put down because they become too aggressive for a nice human companion. Let's work on making the work a better place for humans and dogs alike. #psa #dogfightingawarenessday #enddogfighting #dogstagram #dogsofinsta #zero

End Dog Fighting! #dogfightingawarenessday

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Today is #DogFightingAwarenessDay. This is Murdock. I photographed him a while back in a shelter. He was very affectionate and sweet as can be. By the time I met him, Murdock had been waiting in a cage for a year, kept as Live Evidence in a case against his owner who was charged with animal cruelty for dogfighting. Murdock was later release and adopted by a couple in Arizona, and I traveled all the way to photograph him in his new life.
Talking about dogfighting today is extremely difficult. There are no official numbers of how many people are involved in organized fights, since those are underground (and illegal in 50 U.S. states). Although the practice was fairly marginal and declining in the 1990s, there seems to have been a resurgence of it since the Michael Vick’s case made it appealing to some 😒, and since the explosion of social media has facilitated communication between fighters and organizers - or maybe there are just more task forces dedicated to fighting this crime? Without any official statistics, it’s impossible to know how big dogfighting was and is. Which means, we need to be careful when addressing it.
Most people assume that dogfighting is prevalent, and that all pit bulls in shelters more-or-less come from criminal environments. Most people assume that a pit bull that comes in with facial injuries was a "bait dog". That is incorrect (more on that some other time!). Because of the way people view the dogfighting world, they see pit bulls as aggressors or victims. The truth is more complicated than that. Dogfighting exists, but only a tiny fraction of these dogs probably make it into the shelter system. Compared to the huge numbers of pit bulls entering the shelter system every day, that means almost none of them come from dogfighting backgrounds. And even if they did, like Murdock, it doesn’t define who they are. When you talk about dogfighting and try and raise awareness against it, please remember that as horrible as this crime is, it doesn’t define shelter pit bulls one bit. We need to #GetTough on #DogFighting because this activity and the misconceptions and myths surrounding it are what

Our beautiful Theia ❤️ the #pitbull that will kill you with licks 😊 #dogfightingawernessday #giveloveandloveisreturned #lovemypitbull #themostbeautifulpitbull

Ginger Girl, a Victory dog, loving life, rolling in the grass, walking on the beach, snuggling with her mom.
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Dog fighting awareness day...why would you ever want to hurt this face?
#gettough #apbt #pitbull #gingergirl #seniordog #dogofig #dogfightingawarenessday

#Repost @sophiegamand:
Today is #DogFightingAwarenessDay. This is Murdock. I photographed him a while back in a shelter. He was very affectionate and sweet as can be. By the time I met him, Murdock had been waiting in a cage for a year, kept as Live Evidence in a case against his owner who was charged with animal cruelty for dogfighting. Murdock was later release and adopted by a couple in Arizona, and I traveled all the way to photograph him in his new life.
Talking about #dogfighting today is extremely difficult. There are no official numbers of how many people are involved in organized fights, since those are underground (and illegal in U.S. 50 states). Although the practice was fairly marginal and declining in the 1990s, there seems to have been a resurgence of it since the Michael Vick’s case made it appealing to some 😒, and since the explosion of social media has facilitated communication between fighters and organizers - or maybe there are just more task forces dedicated to fighting this crime? Without any official statistics, it’s impossible to know how big dogfighting was and is. Which means, we need to be careful when addressing it.
Most people assume that dogfighting is prevalent, and that all #pitbulls in shelters more-or-less come from criminal environments. Most people assume that a pit bull that comes in with facial injuries was a "bait dog". That is incorrect (more on that some other time!). Because of the way people view the dogfighting world, they see pit bulls as aggressors or victims. The truth is more complicated than that. Dogfighting exists, but only a tiny fraction of these dogs probably make it into the shelter system. Compared to the huge numbers of pit bulls entering the shelter system every day, that means almost none of them come from dogfighting backgrounds. And even if they did, like Murdock, it doesn’t define who they are. When you talk about dogfighting and try and raise awareness against it, please remember that as horrible as this crime is, it doesn’t define shelter pit bulls one bit. We need to #GetTough on #DogFighting because this activity and the misconceptions and myths surrounding it are what hurts shelter pits. @aspca

PLEASE READ and NEVER think it can't happen to you #DogFightingAwarenessDay #Repost @whataboutthebee
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@Regrann from @garritypelletier - I saw this on Twitter and wanted to share here - there are many lessons to learn from this. I know it's heartbreaking, but please share and educate others so we can stop this horrible atrocity. 💔 So many rescue groups will call and go right away to get these dogs and cats offered for free just so they don't end up being used as lab experiments or as bait in dog fighting. Another reason to support your local rescue groups. Thank you for your help with this everyone. - #regrann

"We are not what has happened to us; we are what we choose to become." -C.G.Jung. Spoken like a true human, using all that extra grey matter you've got. Us dogs aren't quite so lucky. Our brains are mostly made of instinct & training. When humans domesticate a species, you accept a responsibility for that species' future. We truly are your best friends, please don't lead us astray! #groversbirthdaymonth #dogfightingawarenessday #gettough

Thank you all for liking my posts and following me on my adventures! ❤️ We love all of you so much! But before I go to sleep, I just want to say that so many dogs (especially pitbulls) have been used in #dogfighting and don't ever live to find their happy ending😢 and unfortunately pitbulls have been portrayed and viewed as aggressive creatures because they are "the face" of dog fighting. Fortunately, my mom doesn't think I was ever used as a fighting or bait dog even though I have some scars on my head and some behavioral issues but that isn't the case for so many dogs that end up in shelters. So today on National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, please give your doggos a little extra love❤️ #dogfightingawarenessday #dogfightinghotline #call18778474787 #goodnightig #pitbull #pit #pibble #pittielove #pitbullsofinstagram #pitsofinstagram #pitbulladvocate #endbsl #love #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #rescuedog #rescue #adoptdontshop #dontbullymybreed #adventureswithtank

Today is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day and the @aspca has "teamed up with @SirPatStew to put a stop to this barbaric form of animal cruelty.
Visit aspca.org/gettough today and find out how you can #GetTough on dog fighting."
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