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Famous Bounty Hunter Reveals Real Reason They Had To Cancel The Show

A pair of famous bounty hunters have been absent from the small screen for a few years now, and fans have long been wondering why.

Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman regaled audiences for a number of years with tales of their adventures. The hit show Dog the Bounty Hunter aired from 2004 until 2012 outside of a brief hiatus, and a subsequent spin-off entitled Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, which lasted through 2015.

Then, they faded away.

As In Touch shares, the duo called it quits to focus their efforts on saving the bail industry, which they note has been under attack on a nationwide basis. Beth currently serves as the president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States, while her husband is a strong advocate for the field. Beth offered up some further insight during an interview last year.

“Our industry is under attack. There are bail reform movements springing up across the country that would end the cash bail systems,” she said. “This would be a disaster.”

The main impact to the business has been due to bail reform, and the cash bail system as a whole is at risk as a result.

“I worked with the California Bail Agents Association to get them on as interveners in the case so that the industry can mount a significant challenge to this incredibly disastrous suit,” Beth added. “The bail industry provides a service to the government and helps ensure the public’s safety. Removing the bail system would have a deleterious effect on the criminal justice system. It is imperative that our association, under strong leadership, fight every attempt by these social justice lackeys to remove cash bail when their only goal is to make it easier for the bad guys to get out of jail.”

Her husband chimed in to point out how serious the issue is for the industry. Absent a cash bail system, he’s concerned that there will be monumental changes to the bail industry that there’s no turning back from.

“For over 12 years we have shown on TV the importance of the bail industry in assisting the criminal justice system, and I have preached about how important it is that bail agents and bounty hunters conduct themselves properly. We made this incredibly tough decision because we feel that without intervention from all of our associations, we will no longer have an industry in which to work,” he said.

Duane Chapman continues: “This is not an end to Dog the Bounty Hunter, but if these lawyers have their way, it will be the end of the bail system in the United States and we cannot sit by and let that happen.”

It certainly sounds like the couple has their hands full figuring things out, as legislation and lawyers don’t make for a situation that can be unwound so easily. While it’s good for the bail industry that the powerful pair is on its side, it sounds like fans of the couple’s exploits will have to look elsewhere for their reality entertainment fix.

Source: In Touch Weekly
Photos: Duane "Dog" Chapman/Facebook, Sidewalks Entertainment/Flickr, Colorado Senate GOP/Flickr

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