NC Judges Orders 125+ Pit Bulls Put Down

A North Carolina judge has ordered that more than 125 pit bulls be destroyed even though animal advocacy groups offered to have the dogs evaluated before determining their fate.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Superior Court Judge Ed Wilson Jr. ordered Monday that the animals seized from a dogfighting ring be destroyed.

County officials said Wilson didn't have a choice because of state and county laws regarding the definition of dangerous dogs.

The 127 pit bulls, including about 60 puppies, were seized Dec. 10 during a raid.

Best Friends Animal Society had offered to pay to have the dogs evaluated and to spay or neuter the adoptable ones.

Three people have pleaded guilty in the case.


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  • by Emma Location: Johnson on Feb 17, 2009 at 07:46 PM
    Peta actually advocates that the pit bull breed should be eliminated since they are used for "inhumane" purposes. This judge has probably never seen a pit bull in person except for watching a "vicious" attack on tv. Way to uphold justice there judge.
  • by .... on Feb 17, 2009 at 03:58 PM
    peta should sue the judge, he sounds like an animal hater
  • by J Location: Gville on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:54 PM
    I hope that anyone that says that these dogs deserve it, lose something they love or have something done to them incredibly painful. Hey, this is nicest I can come up with to show my DISGUST for the ignorant undeserving SCUM that most of the time leave messages on here much less bash things that they have no idea what they are talking about. Drop D---D. I say this goes for the judge too. He is just mad at life, thats all.
  • by Momof3 on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    Save the dogs, put down the owners!
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    So, even the youngest pups were guilty of being "dangerous" dogs? Any person who says that this is a good thing needs to think about this happening with a "puppy mill". That just because the pups haven't been socialized with other animals and people and they probably are scared to the point of "acting out" in what they see as self-protection, they don't deserve a chance to know a better way of life? Picture the toy poodles from the puppy mill story instead of pit bulls.
  • by Eddie Location: Plymouth, NC on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:36 PM
    60 puppies are NOT dangerous dogs and if raised correctly never will be.
  • by diane Location: abnc on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    The owner of the dogs and all involved in the fighting ring should be put down!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    This is so sad. These dogs never had a chance.
  • by ???? Location: Williamston on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    Kill them ALL. Any one that owns a pit bull knows that once they taste blood that is it for them. You could see the dog I used to have but I had to put it to sleep due to a pit bull attach. (In his own yard)
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