Duplin County dog-fighting operation reported as one of the nation’s worst

The Duplin County, NC dog-fighting ring raided last month is being called one of the worst in the U.S. And the man who ran the ring is reportedly one of the top five operators in the country.

A story posted Saturday on the Daily Reflector website details more information about the site raided on April 13 and explains in detail what the dogs endure within these rings.

Many states are still lagging behind in terms of the level of punishment handed down for convicted dog fighters and to those who attend fights. I was hoping, after the Michael Vick case, the pace would increase on better legislation. But while the awareness is better, too many elected bodies are still in slow motion on this issue.

Citizens can anonymously report tips on dog-fighting rings through HelpStopDogFighting.com or through the tip hotline at 877-215-2250. Rewards up to $5,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Debbie on May 3, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Why hasn’t this been all over the news? Is it because Hargrove isn’t famous like Michael Vick, so I guess these dogs aren’t as important right. Hargrove NEEDs to pay and not with money for the pain he as inflicted on these animals.

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