Dog fighting ring where animals fought to death and the loser was barbecued is crushed in Brazil
An international dogfight ring was picked up in Brazil, where the losing animals were barbecued and eaten by crowds at the brutal games.
Forty-one people, including a doctor, a veterinarian, a police officer and an American, were arrested Saturday during the clandestine event at a remote farm in Mairiporã, Greater São Paulo.
Two children aged 12 and 14 who allegedly accompanied their father were also present at the blood sport.
According to police, 19 severely injured pit bulls, including puppies, were rescued in the early morning attack by Paraná Civil Police and São Paulo Department of Citizen Protection Police (DPPC).
Nineteen seriously injured pit bulls, including puppies, were rescued early in the morning attack on a remote farm in Mairiporã, Greater São Paulo on Saturday (photo: one of the pit bulls torn with bloody wounds from his face)
Reportedly, a large piece of roasted dog meat with the tail was still attached to the participants in the pathogenic event. It was also understood that other pieces of dog meat had been fed to the winning dogs
The police arrested 40 people, including doctors, veterinarians, a military police officer, five foreigners and some teenagers involved in a dog fighting ring
When armed officers stormed the isolated location, they found a suspect holding two dogs locked up in the jaws.
Investigators said the wretched animals were set against each other in a fight to the death.
Police said it was part of an international dogfight circuit that was held in the Dominican Republic last year.
An American man from California acted as a referee for the dogfight when the police raided the property.
Recordings made within the macabre fighting ring show a man acting as a referee between two of the dogs
Among the animals were dogs that were so weak that they could barely stand, all with brutal scars on their bodies
One of the dogs is packed by officers after the slap has been found on the floor
One of the men seems to be in the ring with a few dogs when the police arrive and see how they are being pulled apart while saying something to the officers
The seriously injured creatures were found tied up and caged. Some hid under furniture.
All showed signs of mutilation caused by bites and claws suffered during the cruel attacks. A seriously injured dog was found dead on a table. Two others later died of their wounds.
Reportedly, a large piece of roasted dog meat with the tail was still attached to the participants in the pathogenic event.
One of the dogs had taken cruel lumps from his face
The spectators were enthralled and placed on the wall while police officers searched the place for evidence and dogs who lived in different houses
Spectators were tied in cuffs and had to lie on the ground during the robbery
An officer searches one of the derelict outbuildings where dogs were kept in small cages
Body parts of the dead losers were reportedly also fed to the emaciated and callous mutilated beings.
People around the world placed bets online on the fighting, police said. Police photos & video footage showed malnourished animals with bloody grooves on their faces.
One of the dogs, laid out on an ironing board, seemed unable to lift himself.
The investigation began with police targeting a breeder and a trainer in the state of Parana, the authorities said.
Disturbing images show one of the men trying to separate a couple of fighting dogs during the police raid on the farm
All showed signs of mutilation caused by bites and claws suffered during the cruel attacks (photo: a dog with a bloody face on its leash)
There was a barbaric party atmosphere with a big fire for roasting dog meat
A joint with dog meat is placed on the table with spices for spectators
Officers followed the two suspects to Sao Paulo and asked for support from the state police before they were arrested.
Almost all suspects placed bail and foreigners are forbidden to leave Brazil, according to the local media site G1.
A judge blocked the release of the man accused of organizing the event.
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