Dexter, a model pitbull

Post some human breasts or genitalia on Facebook, and odds are you will get flagged and the page yanked. And people who combat kiddie porn don’t put up pictures of creepy stuff to expose why it’s bad.


But there’s a site on Facebook, which has been up since March 17 that displays graphic pictures of  pitbulls and American Staffordshire terriers locked in vicious combat, bloodied and shredded. Some fans of the page are claiming it’s an anti-dogfight page. Uh, no.

The site appears to be of French, French Canadian or North African origin based on the spelling in the title (Combat Pitbull & Staff Americain) and shows several pictures of professional pit bull fights. (The photographs are too graphic for me to post here).

There is a rapidly growing movement on Facebook against this site. While a number of people are “liking” it in order to post messages of protest and pictures of their own loving, sweet pit pups, even more are reporting the site, an action which does not require readers to “like” the page.

A couple readers also suggested notifying Interpol. Another poster said hiding what happens at a dog fight is like Obama not allowing the public to see the kill photos of Osama bin Laden (though actually prolly a bunch of folks would prefer to look at the dead al-Qaeda leader’s adult media stash). It’s pretty clear from the term “dog fight” that the event won’t be pretty, so no, the pictures should come down. They cannot be unseen, and should not be seen.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.