For decades, Afghanistan's citizens have been plagued by conflict and war - and so have their animals. While stray dogs and cats have always run rampant in the nation's cities, especially Kabul, a new trend has reared its ugly head in the years since the Taliban fell from power: dog fighting.
Under Taliban regime contact with dogs was outlawed, but now dog fighting has gained a lot of traction for a small number of participants.
But there are those that are working to save dogs from these fighting rings, as well as stray dogs in Afghanistan. Mariah Wilson, a producer with Vocativ, traveled to Kabul to visit Pen Farthing, a Royal Marine who started a sanctuary called Nowzad Dogs. Farthing realized that there were thousands of dogs, especially those embroiled in the world of dog fighting, in need of help and many people who were willing to help them.