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If dog fighting is illegal, why are videos allowed on social networking site?

Why are dog fighting videos okay on Facebook

On Wednesday, a reader of the National Dog News column came across a disturbing Facebook page which featured numerous videos of dog-fighting.

The page "Pit Bulls" was reported to Facebook support for depicting graphic violence, but Facebook apparently feels that the content, which shows dogs ripping each other apart, is okay.

The Facebook response states:

This video wasn't removed
Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the video you reported for containing graphic violence and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards.

On the Facebook Community Standards page, the following statement is shared:

However, graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence have no place on our site.

What exactly is a dog fight depicting? Is it not glorifying violence?

Dog fighting is illegal in every portion of the United States; according to Wikipedia:

In all states, it is against the law (and often a felony) even to attend a dog fighting event, regardless of direct participation. According to authorities, dog fighting is increasingly practiced by gangs, and is linked to other unlawful activities, such as illegal gambling.[13] On February 7, 2014 President Obama signed the Farm Bill which contained the U.S. H.R. 366/S. 666—Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. "The final bill includes a provision making it a federal crime to attend or bring a child under the age of 16 to an animal fighting event[.]" [14] "The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act would make it a federal offense to knowingly attend an organized animal fight and would impose additional penalties for bringing children to animal fights. Violators would face up to one year in prison for attending a fight, and up to three years in prison for bringing a minor to a fight."

The sad irony is that animal advocates who post photos of dogs who are in need of veterinary help after being torn apart in a dog fight are often banned from Facebook for posting graphic images...

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