Animals: Dog Fight

In the U. S. men can fight men in public, but the law decrees that it is cruel for them to match their dogs or chickens.

In a dim one-story garage in St. Louis, Mo. one afternoon last week, ten men gathered to watch a fight-to-death between two brindle American pit bulldogs—four laborers, a streetcar conductor, two merchants, three smartly dressed gentlemen. In the centre of the garage, into which rain dripped through the leaky roof, was a crude boxlike arena, 12 ft. square, with an old piece of canvas on the floor. A dirty white blanket was spread on an oil...

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