Sunday, July 22, 2007

Senator Robert Byrd on dogfighting: 'barbaric?barbaric?BARBARIC!'

Robert Byrd

Democratic Sen. of West Virginia, who has addressed lawmakers often about his love for animals, shook with emotion during a forceful condemnation of dogfighting. "Hundreds of thousands ? if not millions ? of dollars are often at stake in the breeding, the training and the selling of fighting dogs. How inhuman, how dastardly!" shouted the senator. "The training of these poor creatures to turn themselves into fighting machines is simply barbaric."