Dog Fighting

Reporting Animal Abuse

reblogged from  http://www.vetrescue.blogspot.com


Today, I was alerted to a website on the Internet that had a photo of a dog fight, videos of dogs training, dogs fighting with dogs, and a dogfighting with a cat.  I was unsure about what to do with the information that I had discovered.  Fortunately and coincidentally, this morning, I had made a new Facebook acquaintance who guided me through the process the way it should be done.

My first instinct was to rant and rave at the website or page owner for participating in such awful and illegal deeds and sharing it with my friends to do the same.  This is the opposite of what should be done, and fortunately, I did not follow this instinct.  The link I discovered happened to be a Facebook page.  I could have befriended this creep with the intention of posting my outrage for his actions on his “wall” and calling him every dirty word in the book.  This would not have been very effective.  He may have fed off of all the attention I was giving him, or he could simply delete my remarks.  This would not be proactive.

I could have reported him to Facebook.  Facebook has a report button on the bottom of each page and photo.  Reporting him to Facebook may result in the removal of the offending photos or videos or remarks.  It may lead to the cancellation of the account belonging to the person who posted the offending information by the Facebook team.  Surprisingly, this action is also an extremely ineffective method of punishment for the offender. Removal of the information from Facebook, by Facebook personnel or any other website involved, may lead to permanent removal of the evidence which is required for prosecution for such internet crimes.  He would continue to do what he does and possibly open another website.
The proper method of reporting Internet animal cruelty, abuse, and crimes will work for offensive Facebook pages as well as any other website on the Internet. 

The main things you must NOT do:

1. DO NOT CONTACT THE WEBSITE OWNER.  While it may be mildly therapeutic to tell them what you think of them and their actions, you will be alerting them to their discovery and they may remove the offensive information.

2. DO NOT FLAG THE WEBSITE FOR REMOVAL FROM A PUBLIC SITE such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or others, as that may permanently delete evidence needed to build a case against the offender.

3. DO NOT SHARE the information with others, because they may act in either of the above ways which will defeat your purpose.  Sharing the website may also increase traffic to the website in question which may support the offender or excite the offender.

4. DO NOT CREATE AN ONLINE PETITION for the same reasons as listed above.

Now you must collect your evidence

Collect as much information as possible.  If you are lacking some of the information listed below, you should still share the information that you do have, and a link to the website with the appropriate reporting agency.

1. Download as much of the information from the website, IE photos, videos, etc. as you can and save them. 

2. Print out copies of the offending pages. 

3. Be sure to have as much personal information on the person running the website as possible including, but not limited to, the name, contact information, and location. 

4. Try to determine if the offender is within the United States or elsewhere. 
5. Try to determine the offender’s ISP address.  You can do this at http://www.dnsstuff.com/ .  Instructions for using dnsstuff are here http://www.peta.org/action/get-active-online/cruelty-on-the-internet.aspx .  I was unable to obtain this information for my report, so this is not a mandatory step. 

Animal Cruelty Within the US

You would follow these instructions to report a US-based crime, even if you are not a resident of the US or are not located within the US at the time of the discovery.

To report an animal cruelty or abuse crime that takes place within the United States, report the incident to the FBI.  You must include as much information as you can including links to the offending material, names, locations, etc.  The submission page for crime tips for the FBI is https://tips.fbi.gov/ . 

You should also report a US-based animal cruelty website to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3. To file a complaint, go to this page http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx .  There is no category for animal abuse, so choose a category and explain the situation in the notes. As much information as possible should be included in the report including links to the offending website.

Animal Cruelty Outside of the US

If the crime is not within the US, it should be reported to INTERPOL. You must include as much information as you can including links to the offending material, names, locations, etc.  The submission page for crime tips for INTERPOL is http://www.interpol.int/public/contact.asp .

For animal cruelty within the UK, The RSPCA ( Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals    ) has a 24 hour hotline available for such incidents.  From within the UK, you can call the cruelty line at 0300 1234 999 .

Some International Humane Organizations accept Internet Animal Cruelty Reports such as:

HSUS Email sramsey@hsus.org

PETA Email info@peta.org

Here are some websites with additional information regarding the reporting of online animal abuse and cruelty:

http://www.americanhumane.org/about-us/newsroom/fact-sheets/internet-animal-abuse.html

http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/online-cruelty.html

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/tips/internet_animal_cruelty.html

and

http://www.peta.org/action/get-active-online/cruelty-on-the-internet.aspx

The following is interesting information from the American Humane Website that defines what animal-related actions are considered to be illegal over the Internet:

“Because communications through the Internet have the ability to cross state lines, the Internet is largely governed by federal law. Improving the federal laws as they pertain to Internet animal abuse is critical. Currently, only a few federal laws address the issue directly:

The Crush Act (P.L.106-152) penalizes the display of acts of cruelty and sexual abuse of animals that is intended for interstate commerce. If convicted, offenders may receive up to five years in prison or a large fine. Two criteria must be met before this statute applies: 1) actual abuse must occur and 2) the website in question must intend to sell the images across state lines. In other words, a website may legally display images of animal cruelty and sexual abuse under this law as long as it is not charging visitors for access or otherwise selling the images. In 2005, the first conviction under this statute occurred in a federal district court in Virginia. (It has come to my attention that this Act has been nullified by our supreme court.  Please read more at http://vetrescue.blogspot.com/2010/10/crush-videos-silent-but-deadly.html .)

The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (P.L. 110-27) strengthens the ability of law enforcement to combat animal fighting by providing felony penalties for interstate commerce, import and export related to animal fighting activities, including commerce in cockfighting weapons. Each violation of this federal law is punishable by up to three years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine for perpetrators.

Internet Hunting: The Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting Act (H.R. 2711/S. 2422) is a pending federal bill introduced by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). It seeks to prohibit knowingly making available a “computer-assisted remote hunt” (using a computer or other device, equipment or software to control the aiming and discharge of a weapon to hunt).”

If you are aware of information that I should include in this blog, or if I have posted incorrect information, feel free to discuss it with me so I can correct it.  I want this information to be as complete, accurate, and effective as possible. 

While I cannot guarantee that any of these organizations will act or respond in the way we hope or expect them to, we must do our part to get the wheel in motion.  Do not let your silence let an animal abuser go unpunished. 

The link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence has been recognized by human medical professionals.  We must stop the perpetuation and escalation of such horrific actions at the most basic level.  I hope this information helps guide someone in their fight, in the way I was guided today.  Thank you CH, you know who you are!

Uzya Baktybay Skinned his Dog Alive and then forced him to “SIT” for a photoshoot

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THIS MONSTER MUST BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, PLEASE SHARE AND KEEP SHARING UNTIL HE IS ARRESTED.

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The man you see in the above image above painfully skinned his dog while he was alive after sedating him. Then he took pictures of the poor skinned dog and proudly posted them on various social media sites. He continued to brag about the experience stating that he “enjoyed the process” and even noted that he had given the Staffordshire Terrier dog special sleeping pills to get him to fall asleep in the beginning, then woke him up forcing him to “SIT” for a photo shoot. This low-life human continued to brag as reported via social media and major Russian news sites.

A public outrage and 2 petitions have been created: 1 Petition + 2 Petition   these horrible acts demand that the man who did this is found and strictly punished. The man has been identified on several Russian websites as Uzya Baktybay. Reports also note that he lives in Taraz, which is in the southern part of Kazakhstan.

Many of his friends on social media were also reportedly encouraging and mocking the dog who had been skinned alive!

Outraged people posted their anger on VKontakte, a Russian social media platform, and shortly after, the horrific photos were deleted to conceal the crime. Baktybay even went as far as to delete his entire social media account, but thankfully someone had already copied the image and now thousands are demanding justice for the horrible acts that have happened.

People also noticed other disturbing images on Baktybay’s social media account which depict him organizing various series of dog fights in his garage which point to further acts which we may not even know the extent of now.

There is a Criminal Code of Kazakhstan (According to Article 316), which prohibits the mistreating of animals and it is punishable by law, but action at this time and as we currently know has not been fully taken.

We are asking you to please sign this petition demanding that justice and a full investigation is taken to stop this dangerous animal abuser. Any horrible human who would do such a thing like this deserves to be held 100% fully responsible.

Some may question if this really happened, however the story has major news coverage on many Russian news networks as seen below:

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Demand justice—Please sign and share these petitions: 1 Petition + 2 Petition

The picture below was of the dog before he was skinned

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Here’s what happened after he was skinned

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Here’s Uzya Baktybay, the person who was reported posting these images on social media before deleting them

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Videos of Uzya Baktybay from his VK Social media Profile, his favorite past time seems to be #dogfighting one of the most heinous of all activities

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Demand justice—Please sign and share these petitions! 1 Petition + 2 Petition

This is his VK Profile https://vk.com/id312154595
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