There are tough penalties for those people caught breeding dogs for fighting. In most states having dogs for the purpose of fighting is a felony offense and being at a dog fight is illegal.
But there are professional bodies in place to deal with these people, according to the law.
However, in Detroit a man suspected of being a dog fighting breeder was attacked in the most brutal way.
The 52 year old was tied up, beaten and tortured by three masked men who confronted him at his home.
The victim suffered broken ribs, broken fingers and even had his ear cut off by the intruders, before they escaped in a van.
Police believe the man was targeted because of his pit bull breeding operation which may be tied to dog fighting.
The victim’s cousin, pictured below, Marty Johnson, confirmed he was beaten up “pretty bad” and said the whole situation was “messed up.”
Around 16 emaciated pit bull dogs were found in the man’s back yard in Detroit and at least a dozen more in the same bad condition in the basement of the property.
A second property owned by the man was also housing dozens of unhealthy dogs, police said.
Animal cruelty charges
Animal Control was called to the properties to remove the dogs. The man’s family insist he isn’t involved in dog fighting and that he only breeds the dogs to sell them.
“No, he don’t fight dogs. He breed dogs. No, he don’t fight dogs,” the victim’s brother explained.
“He has a lot of dogs; it’s been like that since we was kids.”
The victim is recovering in hospital and faces misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. His attackers have not been found.
See how these dogs were found in the video below.
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