Section II describes modern dogfighting, particularly in relation to three subgroups of dogfighters (professionals, hobbyists, and street fighters), as well as harms associated with the crime.
72) They are supported by a clandestine subculture of dogfighters and spectators.
86) An estimated (40,000) professional dogfighters are active in the United States, with that number projected "to rise as long as dog fighting remains lucrative.
While outsiders are viewed skeptically, professional and hobby dogfighters maintain close communication.
102) Dogfighters rarely seek professional veterinary care for such procedures and perform the operations "with dull, unsterilized objects, such as scissors or knives, without any anesthetic and without proper medical attention.
118) In addition to street fighters' links to gang activity, dogfighters also associate with other criminal groups; for example, dogfighters hired a "known domestic terrorist group" as muscle to guard fights in Missouri.
This wide variation in state penalties has served to encourage dogfighters to participate in interstate travel, (143) increasing the importance, relevance, and legitimacy of federal intervention.
223) Dogfighters may mask their breeding operations through legitimate businesses, such as selling puppies as pets.
In addition to the obvious parallel that both raise dogs, like legitimate breeders, dogfighters typically name their kennels, (259) and they sometimes hire staff.
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And Tia Torres, who operates a pit bull rescue shelter in Agua Dulce that takes in the ragged victims of the dogfighting trade, said that convincing dogfighters to change their ways would be futile.
And Torres said that convincing dogfighters to change their ways would be futile.