The dogs fought and died on a bloodstained piece of carpet. I was confused by the word “hooked” as I read through court documents unsealed this week detailing what federal prosecutors said was a long-running dogfighting ring. Then I realized it describes a fight and how an animal plunges its teeth into an opponent after charging onto the carpet square. Combat sometimes lasts more than an hour.
Dogfighting charges reveal a cult of cruelty hidden in plain sight
October 6, 2023