In Brownsville, Florida a dead dog was discovered in a dog food bag after authorities responded to a complaint about dog fighting on Thursday. Police received a tip that dog fighting was going on in a home located at NW 22nd Court reporting there were dogs that had been killed.
One witness claimed he saw the owner of the home carrying a deceased dog in a dog food bag towards an open field. Police were able to find the dead dog inside of the bag. He had puncture wounds on his head and his face. In their report, police stated they found the same type of dog food bags in the rear of the owner’s pickup truck.
According to NewsLocal10, Glenn Carlton Smith, 52, allowed authorities entry into the home where six neglected and injured dogs were found locked in cages in the backyard. Inside of the home, police found two treadmills and a scale commonly used to train dogs for fighting.
One dog had a possible broken leg and another dog had lacerations, dogs bites and blood stains on his face.
Smith has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty, training and breeding animals to fight. The dogs have been removed from the home.
Dog fighting is unlawful in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In all states, it is against the law (and often a felony) to attend a dog-fighting event. In 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill which contained the U.S. H.R. 366/S 666 – Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act.
There is a loophole, however in 49 out of 50 states still making it legal to possess dogs for fighting.
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