Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty In Dog Fighting Sting

A Tahlequah man as entered a guilty plea in connection to a multi-state dog fighting sting. Full Story
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Since: Apr 10

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#1 May 26, 2010
Five years would be about 20 years less than he should get.
JUROR

Glen Ellyn, IL

#2 May 26, 2010
Was this guy a fireman in Tahlequah?
Mollie Morales

Tulsa, OK

#3 May 26, 2010
sick people like that need to be put in jail for life, I feel bad for the dogs who come into this crazy world. He should be treated like a animal.
Miakoda

United States

#4 May 26, 2010
It's human stupidity like this that gives pit bulls a bad name in the first place! If you raise them right from when they're a puppy, then they're wonderful, loyal dogs! I have a pit that I've had since he was a tiny puppy, and he is the sweetest dog ever, though he chews stuff up WAY too much! ;) I love him lots, and I get sooo tired of people thinking that pit bulls are mean in general.
mr vick

United States

#5 May 26, 2010
DustyOutlaw wrote:
Five years would be about 20 years less than he should get.
Agreed, but hey, that's still about 35 in dog years..
Justice

Broken Arrow, OK

#6 May 26, 2010
Miakoda wrote:
It's human stupidity like this that gives pit bulls a bad name in the first place! If you raise them right from when they're a puppy, then they're wonderful, loyal dogs! I have a pit that I've had since he was a tiny puppy, and he is the sweetest dog ever, though he chews stuff up WAY too much! ;) I love him lots, and I get sooo tired of people thinking that pit bulls are mean in general.
Miakoda, I couldn't agree with you more. I took in a stray pitbull when he was a puppy of about 4 months old. He is now 100 lbs of loving sweetness. He is the most loyal dog I have ever owned. He plays with my Schnauzer and they get along great. They play with stuffed toys, etc. and yes, they tear them apart...they have wonderful time together.
Animal lover

Oklahoma City, OK

#7 May 26, 2010
Until the justice system actually sentences a real imprisonment on animal cruelty violators they will continue to fight these dogs as well as mistreat animals in general.
Miss Molly

Glen Ellyn, IL

#8 May 26, 2010
Miakoda wrote:
It's human stupidity like this that gives pit bulls a bad name in the first place! If you raise them right from when they're a puppy, then they're wonderful, loyal dogs! I have a pit that I've had since he was a tiny puppy, and he is the sweetest dog ever, though he chews stuff up WAY too much! ;) I love him lots, and I get sooo tired of people thinking that pit bulls are mean in general.
That's lovely.

Tell my cousin whom raised pits from a very well-to-do posh residence for over two decades. Until the two "family" pets that were 7 years old and treated probably better than some babies.... well, she was sun bathing out by the pool; one attacked her.

Needless to say, they don't have any of the breed any longer and would never again recommend this breed for a family animal.

Scars are forever.
Tony

United States

#9 May 26, 2010
Being treated well and spoiled differs significanlty from being raised correctly. I own a very onery and dominant young pit terrier as well. It is a crying shame when people are hurt by pit bulls or any other breed. However, if pitbulls were outlawed, these bad owners would inevitably move on to the next breed, who would then be responsible for the most harm. Inevitably then, you would outlaw all dogs capable of doing major damage if they "Snap." The argument inevitably comes back to the owner. I must also submit that "irresponsible" covers MUCH more ground than just raising dogs to fight or abusing them. A high percentage of dog owners of all breeds have no business having a dog of any kind.

Since: Apr 10

Tulsa

#10 May 26, 2010
Six to twelve months isn't much but $250,000 in fines might bite a little.
If he pleaded guilty then you can bet he was offered next to nothing in punishment.
Another Good Ol Boy

Coweta, OK

#11 May 26, 2010
Miakoda wrote:
It's human stupidity like this that gives pit bulls a bad name in the first place! If you raise them right from when they're a puppy, then they're wonderful, loyal dogs! I have a pit that I've had since he was a tiny puppy, and he is the sweetest dog ever, though he chews stuff up WAY too much! ;) I love him lots, and I get sooo tired of people thinking that pit bulls are mean in general.
You are so wrong. I've tried three times to have a Pit. Had to have all three of them put down. They ALWAYS become aggressive. They ALWAYS cause problems for their owners.
Like the Cordoba Fighting Dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed that should be destroyed.
http://www.lynnjournal.com/2010/03/23/ban-pit...
Miss Molly

Glen Ellyn, IL

#12 May 26, 2010
Tony wrote:
Being treated well and spoiled differs significanlty from being raised correctly. I own a very onery and dominant young pit terrier as well. It is a crying shame when people are hurt by pit bulls or any other breed. However, if pitbulls were outlawed, these bad owners would inevitably move on to the next breed, who would then be responsible for the most harm. Inevitably then, you would outlaw all dogs capable of doing major damage if they "Snap." The argument inevitably comes back to the owner. I must also submit that "irresponsible" covers MUCH more ground than just raising dogs to fight or abusing them. A high percentage of dog owners of all breeds have no business having a dog of any kind.
My families dogs were obedience trained from the time they were puppies till they were 3 years old always advancing to next levels. These were not puppy mill pups that were taken in the black market. These pits were over 1K each, registered and had a purebreed pedigree that would make most humans look like mixed terriers.

They had acres to run and play ( fenced even ) were taken for car rides when it was applicable and never, ever did they have one ounce of a warning. Autopsy was negative for anything else that could have caused the aggression... i.e. rabies, virus, poisoning .....

I highly agree with your opinon though. However, I for one would never own one after what I've seen. Sorry, I don't trust them now.

Somehow I equate it too..... A cat vs a lion. I wouldn't offer myself to a lion either, but I'd pet a kitty.

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#13 May 26, 2010
I had two pits that were pussycats. Unless you put hands on me then you might not have both your hands after you did. But they were trained that way.
traska

United States

#14 May 26, 2010
Let's change up the game a bit. Have a pitbull vs a a bare handed man, especially one convicted of dog fighting.
Animal lover

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 May 26, 2010
Miss Molly wrote:
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My families dogs were obedience trained from the time they were puppies till they were 3 years old always advancing to next levels. These were not puppy mill pups that were taken in the black market. These pits were over 1K each, registered and had a purebreed pedigree that would make most humans look like mixed terriers.
They had acres to run and play ( fenced even ) were taken for car rides when it was applicable and never, ever did they have one ounce of a warning. Autopsy was negative for anything else that could have caused the aggression... i.e. rabies, virus, poisoning .....
I highly agree with your opinon though. However, I for one would never own one after what I've seen. Sorry, I don't trust them now.
Somehow I equate it too..... A cat vs a lion. I wouldn't offer myself to a lion either, but I'd pet a kitty.
Without a doubt a pit bull can do damage but they are not or never have been the only dog out there that has attacked for no reason. I've seen Kitties that have left some ugly wounds on a lot of folks. You must remind yourself they are not human they are animals and if you owe one there is a chance from cat to canary you could get bit.
Animal lover

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 May 26, 2010
Punish the deed not the breed.
Saddened

Collinsville, OK

#17 May 26, 2010
I hope they at least make it illegal for him to be a pet owner again. Those poor dogs have No voice and it makes me sick. I think anyone that can hurt an innocent animal can hurt a person.
lurch

Tulsa, OK

#19 May 26, 2010
you can have an abortion but you can't fight a dog ,what a country I love it.

Since: Apr 10

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#18 May 26, 2010
Saddened wrote:
I hope they at least make it illegal for him to be a pet owner again. Those poor dogs have No voice and it makes me sick. I think anyone that can hurt an innocent animal can hurt a person.
You are correct and in virtually ever single known case serial killers started out by torturing small animals. Does this mean everyone who abuses animals is a serial killer? Of course not. But it does mean they have the genes to physically abuse other humans.
lurch

Tulsa, OK

#20 May 26, 2010
traska wrote:
Let's change up the game a bit. Have a pitbull vs a a bare handed man, especially one convicted of dog fighting.
i never been convicted of dog fighting, but how much you willing to bet?

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