Borgal said there are several levels of dog fighters
ranging from low-level "street fighters" who challenge other dogs, to organized fighters who raise and breed canines solely for fighting in large-scale operations.
"Serious dog fighters
usually stop the fight after a while because they do not want to see their dogs die," said Mr Briggs.
Alarming Facebook posts where kittens are described as 'bait' for Liverpool dog fighters
An even smaller minority regard themselves as "professional" dog fighters
, with some pitting pit bull-type dogs against each other to "fight to the death".
I also said that there was a greater threat to society than the relatively few ardent dog fighters
, however repugnant.
PAGE 5 Brum MP's rage A BIRMINGHAM MP condemned "sick" dog fighters
after a dead dog was found next to a canal.
Keating is very friendly with Tom Bell and Stephen Barriskill, the founding members of the Farmers' Boys dog fighters
in Tandragee, Co Armagh.
Badgers are used by dog fighters
to train their animals as killers.
A LABRADOR used as bait by dog fighters
is making a recovery, it emerged yesterday.
While Mr Flynn was disappointed that, for the current offence, the two men received some months in jail but only a five-year ban on keeping dogs, he insisted the conviction acted as a warning to dog fighters
There were animal antibiotics in a refrigerator, normally only available to a vet, a set of weighing scales and various books on pit bulls and dog fighting including a manual entitled Dogs of Velvet and Steel, known as a dog fighters