Bar Cancels Dog Weight Pull-Contest

October 2007

Gilchrist County Animal Control in Florida called PETA asking for help getting a dog weight-pulling event canceled at The Hitching Post bar in Trenton. Sadly, laws do not protect animals from being forced to participate in these types of events, which often serve as networking opportunities for dogfighters. After animal control officers told the bar’s owner that PETA disapproved of the weight pull, we called the owner and secured the immediate cancellation of the cruel event.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind