Dogs Allegedly Abused in Dogfighting Ring Deserve Justice

Target: Jason Foy, Deputy Chief of Police of the Rock Island, Illinois Police Department

Goal: Punish people who allegedly fought and abused dogs to the fullest extent of the law.

Sixty-four dogs were allegedly abused and made to fight each other in a dogfighting ring. We need to take action to make sure these innocent animals receive justice.

According to police, the dogs were found in both Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa near objects used to train dogs for fighting. Officials may investigate Ryan Hickman and Willie Jackson to see if they played any part in harming these animals since they were said to keep narcotics and a firearm at a couple of the locations where the dogs were found.

While it is good news that these animals have been seized and are now receiving proper treatment and medical care, some of them may have to be put down if they display violent behavior as a result of having been trained to attack each other.

Demand police thoroughly investigate the incident and insist that whoever took part in this sick crime be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, which could include a five year prison sentence, if they are found guilty of having committed this crime on a federal level. Dogs deserve to be loved, not fought by greedy people for the sole purpose of making a profit.


Dear Deputy Chief Foy,

Police recently reported that they rescued 64 dogs from a massive dogfighting ring. It is important that the people responsible are given the most severe legal penalty in order to prevent them from hurting and possibly killing more animals in the future.

Although authorities arrested Ryan Hickman and Willie Jackson on unrelated charges, it is possible that they may have been involved in this crime since police found both drugs and a firearm where some of the dogs were located. Unfortunately, the animals were apparently neglected and chained up on various properties throughout Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa. Police also stated that the dogs were found near devices that are specifically used for training dogs to fight.

Although there is hope for the dogs since they will now be treated humanely and provided with adequate medical care, it is likely that some of them will have to be euthanized because they won’t be able to appropriately interact with other people and animals after enduring such abuse.

For all of these reasons, I urge you to recommend to court officials that all parties who participated in this disgusting act be given the harshest legal sentence possible. People who abuse animals in this manner deserve to spend a lengthy amount of time in prison.


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Photo credit: Richard Masoner

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  1. 25 years in prison for these cruel people now.


  3. Please impose the max sentence. 60 dogs abused for at least a month. That’s how you might want to press charges against these violent criminals. At least 1800 counts of animal abuse that should get them locked up for 7 to 10 years, but for me I think the sentences and fines should b apropriate to deter violent criminals. 50 k fine mandated for any offense where dog fighting evidence is found, and a mandated 7 to 10 years in prison. Violent criminals should receive the harshest sentences.

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