Dog Fighting in Chicago

In many of America's cities young kids are getting involved in their thousands in the brutal sport of dog fighting. The teenagers are training pitbulls to be highly aggressive in the belief that it gives them an added kudos on the street. It's a major problem - for communities suffering dog maulings and for the animals subjected to cruelty, but this is not the image seen by young people who do it. They are thinking it's cool, it's hip hop, it's gangster. For Assignment, Nina Robinson, goes right to the heart of this cruel sport and sees it and the world from the perspective of the next generation of young people.

See the photographs from Nina's Assignment:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbcworldservice/sets/72157621731742359/

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Sun 20 Sep 2009 09:05 GMT

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