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Largest multi state dog fighting raid in US history
GEORGIA, ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI -- One of the largest multi-state dog fighting raids in US history, that what authorities and animal rights advocates are calling this.
After a three-year investigation, 367 dogs were seized in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
They're now in the care of the American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
12 suspects face charges of conducting an illegal gambling business and dog fighting charges.
" I believe if Dante were alive today and were rewriting the Inferno, that the lowest places in hell would be reserved for those who commit cruelty to our animals and to our children."
Police also seized firearms, drugs and more than half a million dollars in cash.
The US Attorney says the defendants were betting between 5,000 and 200,000 dollars on individual dog fights.