I am ashamed to say but I have a cousin in California who has friends that are obsessed with dogfighting. I've been urging my cousin to report them, but he says they'll know who did it. He's afraid because some of them are in law enforcement (hard to believe I know).

Now here?s the outrageous thing. My cousin Luke said that there is an organization looking after the interests of people who breed and fight
pit bulls. It's called PetPac. He said that literally thousands of people in the dogfighting business are joining PetPAC. How do they get
away with this? Is this organization an underground group?

He also said the people in dogfighting are worried about a law that PetPAC is trying to stop. I think its Assembly Bill 1634 (number may be
wrong ? I just wrote down what he said on the phone). It requires people to spay or neuter their cats and dogs to cut down on the number of
animals that end up euthanized at the pound. Luke says the dogfighters
are real worried about a shortage of kittens and puppies to be used as
bait in the fights.
This is so horrible. If anyone out there in California knows anything about PetPAC, can you report their activities?
Thanks,
Grace
Not too difficult to Google.
I am ashamed to say but I have a cousin in California who has friends that are obsessed with dogfighting. ... is so horrible. If anyone out there in California knows anything about PetPAC, can you report their activities? Thanks, Grace

Hi Grace,I don't know alot about PetPAC but I do know about AB 1634 which is a bill that makes it extremely difficult for good reputable breeders of all types of dogs (I am a breeder of top quality chinese cresteds)... to continue producing top quality dogs because of the costly restrictions it imposes but would still allow the puppy mills who produce so many pets (and are in it for a profit) that they can afford to pay the costs to get around the restrictions.

It is a very bad bill for quality animals and actually promotes puppy milling because if you produce a great number of dogs and sell them to anyone, then you can afford to pay the intact licences required by the bill. I have a lot of friends in CA who are very involved with fighting this bill. The problem is that the people who are writing these bills are really trying to make improvements but do not have enough knowledge to realize what they are doing.

All breed clubs and AKC are strongly against this bill because of the ramifications it brings to the show dog world. I strongly oppose dog fighting and am sickened by the information that your cousin found out and hope that he does report these people! The bill, however does not affect dog fighting or peoples ability to continue these practices since the people that are doing it have very little respect for the laws that they are currently breaking when they engage in dog fighting.

Just wanted to give you some feedback on the bill because I am very familiar with it even though I do not live in CA.
Deb Kisgen
CedarFrost Crested
www.cedarfrost.com
I don't know alot about PetPAC but I do know about AB 1634 which is a bill ( ... several pages of rambling deleted ... )

Way to not answer the question. You're apparently not as up on AB 1634 as your droning would suggest (it was withdrawn by its sponsors two months ago).
Anyway, PetPAC apparently opposes government regulation of any aspect of pet ownership. That means that it could conceivably be against regulation of dog fighting, as well, but you can't tell from their website. Do you know? That's the question that was being asked.

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Well now I see that PetPAC doesn't really support dogfighting per se. But dog fighters love PetPAC for the simple reason that it will make sure there are always surplus animals for bait in these fights.

Dog fighters are actually worried about a shortage of strays. That's kind of hilarious but then again these people aren't too bright. They think that bill will be passed and all of the sudden the pounds will be empty ... and there will be no more ads for "free kittens" in the newspaper.This law would be great. I can't believe anyone opposes it. Mind boggling. A good example of how a law like AB 1634 would do so much good is the lady that lives 2 houses down my cousin. She lets her female cats have one little after another. I tried to talk her into getting them spayed, but she brags that she always gets homes for them. And she says "There's no law against what she's doing" This woman would not spit on the sidewalk (she's a "holy roller"for lack of better description), so I know that she would comply if that spay law passes in CA.

Well, my cousin admitted to me that his scummy dogfighting friends have been getting her "free kittens" and using them as bait. The next time I'm out there, I'm going to try and trap her females and get them spayed. They spend more time in my cousin's yard than hers anyway.
Thanks for listening,
Grace