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smiffy
02-18-2007, 09:31 AM
copyed as a whole post

with permission to crosspost:

Gerald McClellan - ex boxer and dog fighter being honored

On Saturday Feb 24th the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London is
hosting an event called the Gerald McClellan Benefit Evening. McClellan is
a disabled American ex-boxer left with brain damage after his fight with
Nigel Benn 10 years ago - he's partially paralysed, totally blind, &
virtually deaf. Top sports stars & celebrities are attending this
high-profile fundraising evening for him.

McClellan bred, trained & fought pitbulls all his adult life. 'Training'
consisted of him getting dogs, cats & other animals from pet shops & rescue
centres & throwing them in with his pitbulls, which he claimed needed to
taste blood & kill every day.

The 'rescued' dogs had their muzzles taped shut so they couldn't defend
themselves & therefore injure his valuable pitbulls; they also had their
paws tied together. Then McClellan would set one of his dogs on them as
they lay there defenseless & terrified, unable to get up or run away,
unable to cower away
from the ferocious attack, unable even to yelp.

Appallingly, McClellan also used to video himself carrying out these
atrocities - he enjoyed what he was doing so much that he got actual
pleasure from watching it back later on - he called it
'entertainment'Appallingly, McClellan also used to video himself carrying
out these atrocities - he enjoyed

Tellingly, his cousin said of him: "Gerald likes killin' things." He also
described McClellan as: "A violent, violent, violent, violent, violent
man." Scary.

This is the man whom top sports stars & celebrities are going to honour &
fawn over on February 24th, with all the Press watching. They're going to
hold him up as a hero. Give him a standing ovation. Talk about his dignity
and courage. His own website describes him as a 'gallant & noble man' -
anyone else feel like vomiting?

I've written to all the papers & got nowhere - no one wants to touch this
story, probably because of his disabilities. To me his current health is
irrelevant: he's still the same man who tortured & terrified animals until
they were dead, still the same man who did it over & over again. Still the
same man
who videotaped it because he liked watching defenseless animals being torn
to pieces while all they could do was squirm in agony & whine in terror.

The Press haven't done anything, nor have other animal welfare groups I've
contacted. I'm running out of options. I'm stuck up here in Huddersfield &
feel so frustrated. I want something the media will take interest in - I
suggested a Name & Shame campaign, but they didn't even go for that. So:
are there any groups in London who could organise a demonstration outside
the Grosvenor
on the benefit night? Most of the people going know about McClellan's past:
by attending the event they're condoning his actions & to me should be
called to account for that - they're condoning the dog-fights, the animals
taken from pet shops and rescue centres thinking they'd got a kind new
home, the appalling restraining of the dogs so callously used as 'sparring'
for the pitbulls. There are even rumours that he set his dogs on a litter
of puppies.

(http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,6903,583541,00.html) -
for more details about him.

www.geraldmcclellanwww.geraldmcclellan<WBR>.co.uk - contains a constan

I am totally contactable if anyone wants to PM me about this issue.

If a demo can't be organised, please could as many people as possible write
to the Grosvenor House Hotel complaining about the event? Here are a few
addresses you might feel like emailing:

mayor@london.gov.uk - Ken Livingstone is trumpeting his Animal Welfare
Framework: get him to make it valid!

mirrornews@mirror.mirro
talkback@the-talkback
news.desk@express.news
news@dailymail.news
peoplenews@mgn.peopl

feedback.thebill@feedback.th - cast members on the guest list

claude.abrams@boxingnewsonline.net (put 'Seconds Out' in subject box)

richard.caborn@culture.gsi.gov.uk - Labour sports secretary

The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN

Sorry this is such a long post but I can't tell you how strongly I feel
about this. My Dad's spreading the word throughout the Manchester boxing
scene & has a lot of respected people on his side, but we can't seem to get
anything actually done. We want the event cancelled: McClellan can do what
he wants - we just don't want to see him being honoured & feted & no one
saying anything
about what he's really like.

Cancelled would be great. But to be honest, a demonstration would be even
better because it would publicise the whole thing.

Anything would be welcome from you - info, links, help. This site's a
breath of fresh air after the nightmares I've had to absorb into my brain
over this: please please help if you can.

Nicky
Reply and read comments on forum at

(http://www.animalsuffering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5382)

DogMom
02-18-2007, 12:44 PM
whats he being honored for?

smiffy
02-18-2007, 01:58 PM
its a benefit 'do' all for him. there will be celebs and speeches all fawning over what a great man he is and look what he has become (disabled due to fighting)
there will be no mention of what he did to all those dogs even the dogs he took from rescue. they were taped and bound then torn apart and he video taped it all and watched it back for his personal pleasure.

DogMom
02-18-2007, 02:31 PM
thats just sick. i'm speechless.

Arazante
02-18-2007, 04:15 PM
I think they honor him because he has so many injuries, making him "disabled". However, not to be offensive to anyone, but just because someone's disabled doesn't mean they can't be a jerk. I know quite a few who are, but expect others to pity them for their disabilities.

I hate boxing. It's barbaric and I can't believe such a sport still exists. Look at what it trains people to think and behave like. I will do my best to spread this around so even though the bias news will make him see good, people will know otherwise. This man is terrible.

ritabooker
02-19-2007, 01:28 PM
If only we would honor people for their behaviour, and not for being any kind of celebrity. Lots of celebrities do good deeds they should be recognized for, but certainly not this guy. It is disgusting.

jules
02-19-2007, 06:26 PM
that's atrocious.... the guy shouldn't be honoured, he should get his disabled ass to jail...

These kinds of things should not be tolerated...

ValentineRott
03-27-2007, 11:45 AM
Guys like this give ALL Pit Bulls a bad name and image....damn it...can i cross post this on my Pit Bull forum?

Monox D. I-Fly
10-17-2018, 08:08 PM
I hate boxing. It's barbaric and I can't believe such a sport still exists. Look at what it trains people to think and behave like. I will do my best to spread this around so even though the bias news will make him see good, people will know otherwise. This man is terrible.

Does that only apply in boxing or martial arts in general? Just asking.