Although the dogs are in good condition, investigators believe they were being bred to fight because of the conditions on the property and because they were being fed high-quality, high-protein food, [Darlington County Sheriff’s Sgt. Charles] Wright said.
Holy Boing-oing-oinging Eyeballs Batman!
I have no idea what "conditions on the property" refers to as the only conditions described were related to drugs. Maybe they had a fighting pit, bloody carpeting and a rape rack and police didn't reveal that, I don't know. But honestly, I hope it takes more than your dogs having a Hi-Pro Glow to get you busted on suspicion of dogfighting these days.
As always I want to reiterate, if these guys or anyone is involved in dogfighting, you are dead to me and believe me, you'll be thankful I'm not presiding over your case.
My problems with the seizing of dogs in suspected dogfighting cases are many:
- The dogs are often housed in terrible conditions for extended periods while they are held as evidence
- The owner often forfeits his rights to his dogs before he's had his day in court
- The dogs usually end up being killed because groups like The InHumane Society get involved
- If the owner is eventually cleared of dogfighting charges, he is left with no recourse unless he can afford an attorney to pursue the matter