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Animal charity in plea to stamp out ‘impromptu’ dog fights

By Ed Earl, 4 Jan 2014 9.01am

THUGS are letting their pets loose on North-east beaches and in parks in “cruel” and “impromptu” dog fights, it was revealed today.

And the ring leaders of the sickening sport are evading authorities.

A Scottish SPCA’s special investigation unit officer today made a plea for the public’s help in providing information.

He said animal welfare chiefs, striving to stamp out dog fighting, have been alerted to an activity known as “rolling”.

He said: “This is impromptu fighting at a beach or park, but the injuries the dogs suffer are the same as dog fighting.”

He was highlighting the cruel activity in a bid to attract more information from the public.