Huge Dog Fighting Rings Raided In 5 States

July 10th, 2009 by Dan

This past Wednesday 350 to 500 dogs were rescued from what is being called the largest simultaneous raid on dog fighting rings in the history of the United States. The operations were carried out in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Oklahoma. 30 individuals were arrested during the raids by federal, state and local law enforcement.

Dogfighting Raid

Photo: AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The future of the seized dogs is currently unknown. They each will undergo a behavioral evaluation, but no solid information is known about where they will be going. The dogs are currently being held at an emergency shelter in St. Louis

CBS news is providing in-depth, on-the-scene coverage of this story. You can read more about it on their site: Inside America’s Biggest Dog-Fighting Bust. They’ve also compiled a brillant photo essay of images related to dog fighting. It’s not to be missed – Inside Dog-Fighting’s Brutal World

We’ll be keeping you updated on this story as it progresses. If you have any specific questions, please comment and we’ll try find out the answers for you.

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