Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dog Fighting Ring Busted

ST. LOUIS MO ( - It appears St. Louis is the center of the largest dog fighting ring ever busted in the U.S. The Humane Society of Missouri has 378 dogs in its custody, including 50 puppies. An estimated 30 people were arrested in five states, including Missouri and Illinois.
What federal agents describe happening to the dogs is nothing less than horrifying. Piitbulls were bred and trained in rural Missouri kennels, then forced to fight on the streets of Illinois in fierce bloody battles. And if they couldn't win or seemed week the dogs would be shot, their carcasses burned.
"It's worse than cruel. I can't put it into words," says Randy Grim of Stray Rescue St. Louis. His agency has rescued hundreds of dogs over the years from fighting rings. Many came from the same streets where the raids were focused Tuesday.


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