Archive for the ‘Humane Society’ Category

Animal Cruelty: Cockfighting raid may be biggest in U.S. history

October 20, 2007

Previous largest operation was six years ago at same San Diego site

SAN DIEGO (MSNBC) – State and federal authorities described a weekend cockfighting raid as the biggest in U.S. history after agents found more than 4,400 birds being raised and trained to kill at the same compound where they carried out what was then the largest bust six years ago.

Hundreds more birds were found at a second training ground nearby in Nestor, near the Otay Mesa industrial area of San Diego, officials told NBC affiliate KNSD-TV. They said more than 5,000 birds were discovered at the two locations altogether .

The raid culminated a six-month investigation involving nine local, state and federal agencies in cooperation with the Humane Society of the United States and the San Diego Humane Society.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21326017/

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NFL-er gone to the dogs?

July 23, 2007

By Gwen Knapp
The San Francisco Chronicle
and the Washington Times
July 23, 2007

When Hurricane Katrina stranded helpless, starving pets throughout the Gulf Coast, a stream of sympathetic visitors to the Humane Society’s Web site didn’t cause a collapse. When horrific stories revealed that parka trim from China contained the fur of murdered cats and dogs, the server held up. But the day after a federal grand jury returned a dogfighting indictment against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, the system was overwhelmed by people ….

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http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070723/COMMENTARY/107230020

Related:
Inside The Dog Fighting Underworld

“Pet Prowess” in America; Michael Vick to Coach at University of Beijing
Vick on the cover of ESPN The Magazine

Vick on the cover
of ESPN The Magazine.