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dogfight

Air-to-air combat at a very close range and in visual contact with each other, at least initially. The result of any dogfight is dependent on the pilot's skill, the aircraft's performance, and the initial position. The most important factor is the pilot's skill. In the past, pilots tried to position their aircraft behind the enemy's and shoot it down. Today, it is only necessary to find a firing solution without being shot down.
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People involved in dog fighting are not everyday people who toe the line every day of the year except for going to occasional dog fights, they are criminals who are involved in a barbaric and cruel pastime.
The GDN reported in May last year on illegal dog fights taking place across Bahrain.
The evil gang have since bombarded Angus with underground dog magazines, photographs and sickening videos of dog fight champions.
He said the Kot Sabzal SHO Ijaz and special branch had also confirmed that the location of the of dog fight was in Sindh.
Anyone with information about those involved in dog fights should call the league's Animal Crimewatch on 01483 361 108.
Here charity officers found a dog training centre where pit bulls were brutally trained to take part in dog fights.
Among the grisly footage of the aftermath of dog fights are pictures of animals seized in Dublin, the staple marks clearly showing where their evil owners tried to close their wounds.
Mughal, of Unett Street, Smethwick, pleaded guilty to charges of causing the dogs to fight, being present at a dog fight, possessing a pit bull terrier and causing unnecessary suffering.
Anyone who has specific information about people who are involved in dog fights or where or when these cruel events take place, is urged to contact the League's Animal Crimewatch on 01483 361 108.
The 37-year-old is accused of causing unnecessary suffering, possessing a dangerous dog, training a dog to fight, and owning equipment used in dog fight training.
Ten men have been convicted for their involvement with an organised dog fight which took place at a Birmingham kitchen appliance store.
Cutting Edge: Going to the Dogs was screened in June and the scenes, including a real-life dog fight, sparked 1,800 complaints to Ofcom.