Song to halt dog fight­ing

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Mu­si­cian Tiki Taane, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Paw Jus­tice, has re­leased a new sin­gle to ex­pose and elim­i­nate dog fight­ing in New Zealand.

The sin­gle Enough Is Enough plays on the emo­tions of lis­ten­ers to take a stand against dog fight­ing.

Users of the Paw Jus­tice Face­book page were en­cour­aged to post their feel­ings and ex­pe­ri­ences to help Taane with in­spi­ra­tion for his song.

‘‘ Enough Is Enough is the hard­est thing I have ever done in my mu­si­cal ca­reer,’’ he says.

‘‘It’s re­ally chal­leng­ing ac­cept­ing the fact that dog fight­ing ex­ists in New Zealand, es­pe­cially at this level of ag­gres­sion. It’s some­thing I’ve al­ways felt strongly about as I’ve had ex­pe­ri­ences with it as a kid.’’

Dog fight­ing is where dogs are bred, trained and forced to fight each other. Dogs suf­fer emo­tional and phys­i­cal harm. Other forms of abuse in­clude star­va­tion, de­hy­dra­tion, dis­lo­cated legs (so they can­not run away) and filed down teeth so they can­not dam­age the prize dog.

‘‘This is the most hor­rific form of an­i­mal abuse there is, ’’ Paw Jus­tice co-founder Craig Dunn says.

All pro­ceeds go to Paw Jus­tice.

Go to auck­land­c­ity har­bournews.co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion to watch the of­fi­cial mu­sic video for

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