January 3, 2008
Anyone who thinks that this guy's comments have done anything positive for the dogs is either a complete moron or a counter-intelligence operative. I saw yesterday where peta made a whole website supposedly promoting the buying of 'strays'1 to be used for cosmetic testing or ammunition proving. The anti-APBT lobby is clearly willing to use informants, counter-operatives and counter-intelligence programs against us and our dogs. BSL is a threat, the anti-tetherers are a threat, Peta is a threat, the H$U$ is a threat and those that would tell you differently or attack any reasonable defense against those threats do not have our dogs' best interest at heart. Be smart people, the ones that are sitting around on message boards promoting stupid stuff or stupid people might just not be as stupid as they appear.
The portion of the article shown below appeared on the first page immediately followed by a skilled and competent rebuttal by Goodwin which made this guy look like yet another overpaid, under-educated (and dare I say it? black) sports player. There was a small quote on the second page2 which I'm sure is what Mr. Jones wish would have been highlighted, however that reasonable thought was obviously overshadowed by his off-the-cuff comments. This is why athletes and other figures have press/publicity agents. They should give their money and/or time to defenders of the dogs, and leave public comments to those whom are better suited.
Roy Jones: I let my dogs fight
Sunday, December 30th 2007, 5:09 AM
On Friday, after practicing with the Knicks in Greenburgh to promote his Jan.19 fight with Felix Trinidad at the Garden, Jones admitted he'd allowed the pit bulls he breeds on his property to fight.
"I was (letting them fight) to a degree, but not like that serious," Jones Jr. told the Daily News after reporters had peppered the light-heavyweight with questions about the Knicks and his fight with Trinidad. "I just let my dogs get down five, 10 minutes, 15 minutes. Maybe like the longest I let them go was a half-hour, but I never let them fight to the death 'cause I can't take that.
"I knew about it, but I wasn't going to take it that seriously. I couldn't see my dogs fight to the death 'cause they were too close of friends to me."
2 "It's kind of backwards. It's like people care (less) about hurting one another than they do animals."