by Daelyn Fortney
Categories: Animals
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On a recent segment of Dr.Phil’s talk show, titled Dr. Phil Confronts Animal Abusers, the good doctor took on a dogfighter who appeared on the show to let the public know that the SPCA and PETA perpetuate lies about dogfighting. Rob, who admits to killing a couple hundred dogs who were sick or injured, described in his warped view that dogfighting is a sport and that the animals are “the best taken care of dogs in the world.”

Dr. Phil is quick to share his views on the “sport” saying, “I think dogfighting is wrong. I think it is despicable. I think it is sick. I think it is disgusting. I’m sorry that you see it differently.”

Later in the show, Dr. Phil introduces Paris Hilton who took the stage to encourage the adoption of two cocker spaniels. When asked what she thought of the dogfighting segment Hilton responded, “I don’t know if the guy is in the audience but I kind of want to punch him in the face. I think it’s disgusting and it’s wrong. I don’t know how anyone can hurt an animal. I think people who do that are very sick in the head.”

Dr. Phil, a self proclaimed “huge animal lover” even took to his blog prior to the show where he discussed the recent Supreme Court ruling which struck down a law meant to ban the distribution of videos depicting animal cruelty. “I was sick to my stomach,” said the doctor. “Dogfighting is illegal in this country but selling a dog-fighting video isn’t? We’re seriously going to let people profit from their films of pets being abused? Is there anyone out there who thinks that is even close to being the right thing to do? If anything, the Supreme Court decision only proves that we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to protecting animals.”

It was nice to see the doctor in a different light—no cheating spouses or children out of control in the segment. We applaud Dr. Phil for taking on this subject and doing his part to help bring attention to abused animals.

Check out a clip from the show after the jump.

  • Whoever…

    “Rob, who admits to killing a couple hundred dogs who were sick or injured, described in his warped view that dogfighting is a sport and that the animals are “the best taken care of dogs in the world.”

    This pretty much sums up what the type of human scum who defend dogfighting or any kind of animal cruelty is.

    Again, people like that should be put away and tested on so that they could feel what animals suffer in order for them to be able to have the lifestyle they are accustomed to…

  • georgina0912

    If fighting dogs are “the best taken care of dogs in the world” then what are my dogs? the best taken care of dogs in the entire human-known galaxy? They do not fight (not even each other), they sleep on soft cushy beds, they have food and water every single day, they have veterinary care (including a trip to the doggie dentist once a year,) and they have all the belly rubs they can possibly demand.

    To be amused by the sights of dogs tearing each other apart not only says a lot about the person “enjoying” it, but also about their psyche. As a human being, a person that enjoys that kind of activity cannot be trusted, if anyone does that to a dog, known for their fierce (a-la-Christian Siriano) loyalty, what would they not do to a “friend” if it involves amusement or profit?

  • Viviane

    Dogfighting is cruel, like eating animals is…ever seen a animal torn apart bij humans? Of course we use big knifes and such…any better?

    • http://google C King

      Viviane, I cannot agree with you more. All animal oppression ie abuse needs to be outlawed. We have no ‘right’ to take the life of any member of God’s creation;for profit, entertainment or for so called research. Eating animals is simply entertainment of one’s tastebuds and not good for one’s health. Using animals in research is a crock. Animals have been more detrimental to the advancement of good sound medicine than anything else. It’s simply a business for profit.
      At present; we treat His creation with disdain. Human rights, animal rights and care for our planet should be utmost. Do unto others….

  • Jenn

    Those dogs would not have been “sick” or “injured” if that wasn’t for that heartless inhuman waste of life. DOG FIGHTING IS NOT A SPORT, IT IS ANIMAL CRUELTY. Animals are like babies, they look to us for love, guidance, support, strength and companionship. This heartless prick deserves ALOT more than 6 months in prison, he deserves to get attacked by the same number of dogs that he has killed, it’s time these poor defenseless animals get their revenge… It RAGES me to know that there are people out there that find humor in this and think that it’s a sport. There is a HUGE difference between UFC or any kind of “human” fighting sport and “Dog Fights”. First of all, HUMANS make the DECISION themselves to fight, and they get proper health care when they get hurt. DOGS on the other hand, they get people like ROB… people that don’t care about them or letting the decision be theirs, and after the fight when it’s all said and done, they get killed because they’re hurt…. HURT BECAUSE THESE STUPID FUCKLING HEARTLESS SONS OF BITCHES think it’s a game. I say we hunt down these shitheads and allow their dogs and every other aggressive dog attack them, let them play the game with the dogs and see if they try to say then that it doesn’t hurt, it’s not pain.

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