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The indictment of star quarterback Michael Vick on dog fighting charges has shone a light on a vicious blood sport that appears to be thriving in the US. Pit bulls can suffer serious injuries or die in the ring. Evidence gathered by animal welfare groups suggests that, despite the fact dog fighting is illegal in all 50 US states, it is both widespread and growing.
Originally posted by Anjin
I have had many dogs and every single one of them was a member of my family and treated as such.
A Tyrone GAA star is a major figure in the illegal world of dog fighting, a BBC Spotlight investigation has found.
(Removed the persons name), an all-Ireland medal winner, is a senior figure in a dog fighting operation known as The Bulldog Sanctuary Kennels.
Five of the 15 gangs found to be operating in Northern Ireland are based in Belfast and some of these groups have links to international dog fighting organisations.