Police forces raided a pirate dog fracture where they held and traded in dogs and conducted battles. Dozens of small cages were found, including 49 dogs without water and food and in a state of physical exhaustion.
10 dogs were evacuated in critical condition for medical treatment as they suffered bite bites and exhaustion. In addition, an illegally kept farm-type bird was found at the site, and it was taken into care by the Nature and Parks Authority. Illegal drugs and narcotics were seized at the scene, and some of them were purchased from the PA.
The police said: “The phenomenon of dog fights causes suffering, injuries and even death of the fighting dogs, sometimes even their owners capture stray dogs and shoot their dogs for training and entertainment purposes.
Many times, fighting dogs are kept in harsh conditions, abused, fed steroids and starved in order to increase their aggressiveness. These dogs, even if they survive and are taken from their owners, require a long to impossible rehabilitation process before they can, if they are lucky enough to find a foster home.
The Israel Police takes animal abuse in general seriously and will continue to initiate and act against the cruel phenomenon of having dog fights and keeping them in difficult conditions. “