Dog Fighting Bust Indicates Hundreds of Dead Dogs

Dog fighting bust

A dog fighting ring in Seffner, Florida has been busted.  According to the story, the ring has been operating for at least twenty years.

The sad part of the bust is that there are at least hundreds of dead dogs buried on the site.  The two men who live on the property and run the dog fighting operation are showing no remorse for what they did.

I read this story in the great blog, Dogster.com’  The article is called “Dog Fighting Bust Reveals “Graveyard of Dead Dogs””  It is written by Michael Leaverton.

Here is a quote from the article:

Early this week, a tipster finally put a stop to a dog-fighting operation in Seffner, FL, that is almost unbelievable in its scope, with hundreds of dogs believed to have been killed over a 20-year period. The dogs were then buried right on the property, according to Tampa Bay Online.

What’s more, the two property owners, 55-year-old Vannie Franklin and his nephew, 41-year-old Russell Franklin, showed no remorse when confronted by investigators. Instead, authorities say they laughed and joked about their operation.

“While we were at the property, the individual there admitted to us he’d been fighting dogs out there for 20 years and jokingly said we were walking on a graveyard,” said Sgt. Pam Perry of Hillsborough County Animal Services.

Investigators are still searching the property, but they’ve described a “graveyard of dead dogs all over the property, including a mound of dog bodies.” They said they also found tools for fighting and a blood-stained pit where the events took place, according to Tampa Bay Online.

The entire article can be found here.

I am sure you feel like I do.  You are in favor of each dog fighting bust until there are no dog fighting rings  left.  I would love to hear your comments on this subject.

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