Get an inside look at the cruel world of dog fighting in a new exhibit at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington D.C.
While it may be a little hard to stomach, Dog Fighting: The Voiceless Victims offers a look at the tools used by dog fighters to raise, train, fight and kill dogs injured in this cruel sport. The exhibit also features evidence seized from dog fighting raids led by the ASPCA, including our eight-state raid in 2009, the largest in U.S. history, which resulted in the rescue of over 400 dogs.
Guests will also get to see the tools used by ASPCA veterinary forensic experts to discover how animals may have suffered or died. Other exhibit highlights include a treadmill used to condition dogs, breaking sticks used to force a dog to release another dog and Michael Vick’s indictment papers.
Dog Fighting: The Voiceless Victims is open at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment now through September 2013. For more information on the exhibit, visit the National Museum of Crime and Punishment.