LOUISIANA MAN ADMITS HE WAS ENGAGED IN AN “ANIMAL FIGHTING VENTURE”
Because he recently pleaded guilty to “(1) conspiring to violate the Animal Welfare Act to sponsor and exhibit animals in an animal fighting venture and to possess and transport animals for purposes of participation in an animal fighting venture; and (2) violating the Animal Welfare Act by possessing an animal in an animal fighting venture,” a Baton Rouge Louisiana man (35) faces up to a decade in prison and a $500,000 fine.
According to a press release issued by the United States Department of Justice, since about 2002, the man bred, trained, and engaged in dog fighting with pit bulls. In addition to gambling on fight outcomes, he would deny the animals veterinary care when they were injured in the ring in order to avoid detection.
In a written statement, Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, said, “Dog fighting is a crime that cruelly forces animals into a cycle of violence and death for personal gratification or profit …. We are committed to aggressively pursuing and prosecuting anyone who engages in such blood sport.”
Looks like things are about to get bloody for that guy …
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