The life of a fighting dog is no life at all.
Dogs all over the world are bred by unscrupulous breeders in dirty backyards. Female dogs are bred over and over to produce as many pups as possible, and once she’s had all the litters she can, she is abandoned, dumped, or worse. The pups have their ears cropped and tails docked – many people argue that pups barely feel it, but have no proof that they aren’t in pain. It’s a cosmetic procedure meant to make dogs look more fearsome and give their competitors less to grab hold of.
These dogs are trained against their natural instincts as social, loving animals to draw blood and fight other dogs to the death. Pit bulls are often used, giving them a bad reputation as fierce creatures, when in reality, it’s their loyalty to their owner and their eagerness to please that makes them ideal creatures for this sort of thing. Because of dog fighting, many innocent pit bulls have a hard time finding forever homes, are victims of breed specific legislation, and unfairly judged based on their looks alone.
Just as there is no honor among thieves, there is nothing good about people who are involved in dog fighting. And the only ones who suffer are the dogs. These dogs can’t speak up for themselves, and rely on the good people out there to speak up for them.
A new film is hoping to do exactly that. A film about dog fighting, Chance, gives a new perspective into the world of dog fighting – that of a dog taken from his mother as a pup and raised to fight. Chance shows that these dogs aren’t emotionless blood machines – they feel and deserve to live a happy life, just like any other dog.
The film uses CGI dogs to give a voice to the very real dogs all over the world who live only to fight. Check out the trailer below.
Although it’s animated, it is definitely not for children, as it features violence and language. Using animation allows the filmmakers to give viewers a glimpse into the life of a fighting dog without risking harm to any animals. This unique movie raises awareness about the awful world of dog fighting in a way that has never been done before.
Learn more about Chance at chancethefilm.com and share to continue to help the filmmakers spread the word about dog fighting.
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