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I want to thank Shadow for barking this important information to me. Raleigh, NC: Candlelight vigil Wednesday 3/4 - SUPPORT CHANGING DOGFIGHTING LAWS RALEIGH, North...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Mar 3rd 2009


I want to thank Shadow for barking this important information to me.

Raleigh, NC: Candlelight vigil Wednesday 3/4 –
SUPPORT CHANGING DOGFIGHTING LAWS

RALEIGH, North Carolina 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 St., in Raleigh, near the North Carolina General Assembly.

The recent mass euthanasia of 145 dogs including about 75 puppies prompted the candlelight vigil, said Laura Gonzo, one of the organizers. The dogs were seized from Wildside Kennels; a North Carolina dog-fighter’s breeding operation. Concerned citizens and representatives of animal rescue groups from across the state are planning to attend.

“We are so thankful that law enforcement and the courts took the crime of dog-fighting seriously and that it lead to a guilty plea by the dog fighter. But people across North Carolina, as well other parts of the country, expressed outrage because none of the dogs or 75 puppies from the dog fighter’s breeding operation were given any opportunity to be evaluated individually and the dogs were all destroyed. We North Carolina humanitarians are calling on the legislature to act to prevent future tragedies,” Gonzo said.

CONTACTS: Barbara Williamson @ barbara@bestfriends.org
John Polis @ johnp@bestfriends.org

Visit Best Friends website to find out all the details of the event, as well as how to contact your local legislators so you can help.

This post is about attending the candlelight vigil to help support a change in law, not about Wildside Kennels and Ed Faron’s guilt or innocence. Once again, I ask that you respect this and do not leave any comments on this post pertaining to that issue. Thank you for your cooperation.

* The handsome fella is Daunte