The idea of fighting dogs for sport was brough…

The idea of fighting dogs for sport was brought to America by European settlers with each country representing a different idea
and type of dog. Many of these breeds were crossbred to eventually create the American Pit Bull terrier.

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Dogfighting quickly became a popular spectator and betting sport in the U.S. but by the 1860’s most states had outlawed it. Despite this, dog fighting has continued to flourish within the states with widespread support from the discreet public and law enforcement.

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The Humane Society of the United States, estimates that at least 40,000 people are involved in the industry domestically and it is booming with a concentration in urban areas and the rural South.

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