Apparently, Calicoe isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
At the beginning of the video, he says "I hope I don't get indited like Michael Vick" before proceeding to lead the camera into his shabby looking backyard where he had numerous pit bulls in pens and roosters in crates.
At one point he says, "This ain't the country, but this is some country sh-t."
He continues to show the camera and his friends around, opening pens containing pit bulls that are wagging their tails but extremely nervous. It's easy to see how fearful the dogs are of this horrible man, so there's no doubt he abuses them.
Young Calicoe shows a few dogs which he says are "champions" already, meaning they've fought and won. What happened to the dog that lost is heart-breaking as most of the losing dogs in dog fighting rings are hung, electrocuted, drowned or otherwise killed.
Luckily, in this case, the arrogance and stupidity of this rapper have helped citizens and police locate the house, raid it and help the dogs and roosters. All of the animals were taken away from the premises and the authorities are saying there will most likely be criminal charges for Young Calicoe.
"The animals are being taken back to the Michigan Humane Society, where they will receive the best care we can provide," said a Michigan Humane Society representative.
"Thanks to the shared concern for the humane treatment of animals from citizens, media, members of the Detroit Police Department, Michigan Humane Society and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, we are very confident we have shut down an operation that is not contributing to the quality of life. Based on the evidence that was gathered, we believe that this will be a prosecutable case going forward."
Sadly, it's due to people like Young Calicoe that pit bulls get a bad rap. As a result, there are millions of them in shelters who would make loving pets but who end up being euthanized because they are not adopted.
It's a blessing in disguise that this man so stupid enough to post a video of his fighting dogs online. Now, the dogs are safe from harm, but will anyone step up to adopt them if they can be rehabilitated?
Photo courtesy of WN.com