America's Funniest Videos Complaint - Puppy fighting video

Review by Manateegran4 on 2009-11-02
I'm writing about the video shown on AFV on 11/1 of two Beagle puppies. I love AFV & have watched it since it's inception. Until now the animal videos have USUALLY, there are a few questionable ones, been OK & funny. Unfortunately the one last night HORRIFIED me & my husband. It showed a so called man, who has definitely TAUGHT these two pups to FIGHT each other when they are put face to face. I don't belong to PETA, though I love animals & do belong to the HSUS & I'm not a person who speaks out like this UNLESS I see a REAL INJUSTICE being done. This man is teaching these pups to fight just as they do for the dogs who fight in the DOG RINGS! He may think it's funny, but he's DEFINATELY NOT using the little brains he has. The WORST part of this is that AFV also thought it was funny. I'm appalled that they actually aired that video. Did they ever stop to think of WHAT THEY are teaching our children or the perverted ones out there???? Evidently NOT! I will continue to watch AFV, thought I've written to anyone & everyone I can & have implored family & friends to do the same. If you watched AFV & saw this video, PLEASE WRITE to ABC.com & AFV & tell them to critique their videos BETTER. Thank You all
Comments:13 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-11-02
Posted by MRM on 2009-11-02:
PeTA, where are you at? Can you provide a link to the video?
Posted by Skye on 2009-11-02:
The last thing you want to do, is call PETA. They are hypocrites.

OP, I'm also curious if you could provide a link. I didn't realize AFV was still on TV, other then repeats.
Posted by MRM on 2009-11-02:
I had to give a shout out to PeTA since they are headquartered in my hometown, Norfolk,VA.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-02:
peta = people embarrassing Tidewater area

Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-11-02:
peta: people eating tasty animals.
Posted by redmx3racer on 2009-11-02:
I'd have to see the video. My 2 dogs play rough/fight all the time-and I never trained them to do so.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-02:
PETA = people entertaining total a-holes

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-02:
I saw this video. The clip shows a guy holding two puppies against his chest, one in each hand. When he brought the pups toward each other, they barked and pushed at each other. As soon as he parted them, they got quiet. Then he put them together again, and they yelled and pushed. As soon as he separated them, they were quiet.

I don't know anything about training dogs to fight. I would think chaining them up and kicking them around would be more effective. This was slightly disturbing - the first time. By the third time, it wasn't disturbing - just a couple of puppies playing with each other.

Frankly, I think OP has blown this out of whack. This is no different than anything else that show shows. I think the children will be safe.
Posted by MRM on 2009-11-02:
Geez, this post has been all hyped up for nothing.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-02:
Sounds like the OP watches too much TV and has too much free time as well. Try a book for a change. (NH)
Posted by Pepper on 2009-11-02:
zz.. books like Cujo?


but seriously... if it's on AFV it means the animals have not been abused
and dogs do naturally wrestle (some call it fighting)... it's how the dogs determine who is alpha
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-02:
So true Peps.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-02:
Dogs may be domesticated, but they still have their instincts. There's no amount of domestication and taking them to doggy obedience school that's going to erase that from them. They still have a pack mentality... even when it comes to living with humans.

"It showed a so called man, who has definitely TAUGHT these two pups to FIGHT each other when they are put face to face."

I don't see how that would be obvious to the viewer.
Dogs fight, dogs wrestle. That's nature taking over, not humans "teaching them to fight."

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