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Cops follow dogfight organiser's tracks

The Local · 16 Apr 2012, 17:39

Published: 16 Apr 2012 17:39 GMT+02:00

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The fighting den included a blood-soaked carpet to make the dogs aggressive, as well as a canine treadmill for training, and a bolt gun used to put badly wounded dogs to death, police confirmed on Monday.

The 50-year-old ringleader and owner of the house in Ettenheim near Freiburg, is on the run, and could already have left the country.

The authorities are working on the assumption that the contests drew a sizeable audience, filling the beer tents which had been set up around the dog fight cage.

Detectives will also work to track down the spectators of the fights.

That wasn’t the only discovery awaiting officers who had responded to a tip from fellow dog-owners; they also recovered 450 marijuana plants from a nearby warehouse.

Police were able to rescue 11 pit bull terriers which were taken to animal rescue centres.

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18:51 April 16, 2012 by derExDeutsche
how does a blood soaked carpet make dogs aggressive? that's just silly.
02:23 April 17, 2012 by royp
Are the 11 dogs really rescued or is this a case of they will be put down?. The pit bulls rescued from the American footballer were retrained to not be aggressive by a non kill rescue centre, so it can be done. But probably less chance for the dogs owner must be a sick sadist to enjoy dog fights should be locked away in a mental hospital for life.
04:57 April 17, 2012 by DieselEstate
"Illegal dog fighting den". Seriously though, are there any which are legal? Echoing the query of the first respondent, how does a blood soaked carpet "make" dogs aggressive? I'd like to know, because I've never heard that before.
10:36 April 17, 2012 by raandy
royp not only the sick sadist dog owners but also the sick sadist audience, should also be locked away with them.
12:12 April 17, 2012 by Sayer
Do a little digging and you'll find that sadistic behavior towards animals is often a precursor to sadism towards people. These folks need serious help.
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