Missouri no likey people who are mean to pit bulls, baby.
Less than three months after being indicted, five Missouri men pleaded guilty Monday to federal dog-fighting charges. How's that for a bloodless surrender?
In several states in early July, the feds confiscated
nearly 400 pit bulls being bred and groomed for the blood sport. Some
170 of those dogs were rounded up here in Missouri. Prosecutors said it
was the biggest take-down of a dog-fighting ring in U.S. history.
The Show-Me State's major players will all be sentenced on December 8.
-Robert Hackman, who operated Shake Rattle and Roll Kennel
-Jack Ruppel, who
operated Ozark Hillbillys Kennel
-Michael Morgan, a.k.a. "Missouri
Mike," who operated Cannibal Kennel
-Ronald Creach, who operated Hard
-Teddy Kiriakidis, a.k.a Teddy Bogart
The Humane Society of Missouri has been caring for the dogs, who used to go by names like Eight Ball, Pot Hole and Black Betty.