The popularity of dog fighting is reportedly growing, driven by dog owners who are getting younger and younger.
That is distressing enough, but what is perhaps most shocking is that some of the dog-owners are children. In impoverished communities, says Bennett, the violence children witness in and around their homes is often played out at school. “The police are then called out to schools to deal with children’s violent outbursts,” he says. They find that the most troubled children are often the same children have been linked to dog fighting.