The man together with two others begged guilty to conspiracy to engage in dogfighting activities. 3 men have actually been punished for their involvement in an interstate dogfighting network, including a man that apparently took his kid to watch his favored dog fight to the death.
Spanning from at least 2013 till July 2018, 52-year-old Odell S. Anderson, 47-year-old Chester A. Moody, and also 46-year-old Emmanuel A. Powe “sponsored and showed dogs, along with participated in almost every other facet of dogfighting,” according to a release from the united state Attorney’s Workplace for the Eastern District of Virginia.
In addition, the three men possessed “significant dog fighting tools” including treadmills, clinical kits, and “breeding stands used to forcibly immobilize women fighting dogs,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
” The violent and cruel act of dogfighting is a grievous form of animal abuse,” Raj Parekh, Performing U.S. Attorney for the Eastern Area of Virginia claimed in a statement. “These defendants worked as leaders, breeders, and trainers for a multi-year dogfighting operation and brazenly advertised this barbaric form of ‘entertainment’ for illegal personal gain.”
According to court documents obtained by The Washington Message, Anderson took his 7-year-old kid to a yard in King George, Virginia, in 2016 to watch the kid’s favored dog– called Cookie Monster– fight 2 other canines.
Anderson later told the FBI that he was confident that Cookie Beast would certainly win, and he did. Both other dogs passed away from their injuries, and one was left in a dumpster, the newspaper reports.