He participated in this horrid pastime until 1997. And for the last two years, Moore has been an angel for the dogs.
Working with the Humane Society of the United States in its End Dogfighting program, Moore goes into neighborhoods where dogfighting happens and teaches kids a whole other way of looking at dogs.
“It’s a sad situation what I’ve done to these animals that haven’t really asked to have anything done to them,” says Moore, who now owns three pet pit bulls. “[I thought] that’s what pit bulls are supposed to do; that’s what we were taught.
“I could bring you into the ‘hood right now and we could get a 7- or 8- or 9-year-old boy or girl and ask them what these dogs are bred for—and they’ll tell you these dogs are meant to fight,” he says. “That’s what I’m trying to change in my community.”
As many of you know, most of football player Michael Vick’s dog fighting pit bulls were sent to Best Friends Animal Society for rehabilitation. Halo is honored to support Best Friends.