St. Louis Dogfighting Ring Busted

July 2004

In St. Louis, Missouri, PETA alerted authorities to a possible dogfighting ring. Animal control seized eight pit bulls from the property and cited the occupants for operating a kennel without a license, cruel and inhumane treatment of animals, and unsanitary conditions.     

Click here to read more about dogfighting, which is illegal but sadly still going on in the United States.

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