'Sugar' Shane Mosley Returns to Ring and Raises Money for PETA

Sugar Shane Mosley PSA

"Sugar" Shane Mosley has held world titles in three different weight classes of boxing, making him a formidable opponent as he returns to the ring against Ricardo Mayorga. The fight, which will be held at The Forum in Los Angeles, will air on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. on August 29. Boxing fans and animal lovers alike should tune in to see the champ fight, since "Sugar" Shane is just as sweet as his nickname. Before then, though, he'll be auctioning off a VIP fight package that includes two VIP seats at the fight, an exclusive entry to the weigh-in, a reception before the fight, two VIP gift bags, and a meet and greet and photo op with Mosley himself. Proceeds from the auction will benefit PETA. To help Mosley knock out dogfighting—and to win a chance to be close to the action—fans can place their bids through the global charity auction site Charitybuzz.

In his ad for PETA, Mosley gives dogfighting the one-two punch, reminding his fans that it's a loser's game and that only cowards participate in it. As he points out, boxers choose to fight for a living, but dogs who are used for fighting don't have any choice. Dogs used in fighting rings are typically kept inside tiny cages or outdoors on heavy chains 24 hours a day—the worst punishment imaginable for social animals who need companionship and something interesting to do. To make them aggressive, dogfighters often starve, beat, and taunt them, and smaller animals (who are sometimes stolen from people's yards) are used as "bait."

Dogs who survive fights often sustain serious injuries, such as broken bones and crushed cartilage. Many suffer and die from blood loss, shock, dehydration, exhaustion, or infection hours or days after a fight. Dogfighters often "dispose" of dogs who lose fights by shooting or drowning them or burning them alive. Dogfighting is illegal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Mosley knows that true champions are kind to animals. Please join him in the fight to stop cruelty to animals by signing our pledge. By signing your name, you're telling the world that you'll report known or suspected dogfighting to the police and that you'll never support this cruel blood sport.

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Dogfighting is an illegal blood sport that shouldn't be accepted in any community. By signing my name here, I pledge not to support this cruel 'sport' and to report any suspected incidences of dogfighting in my area.

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