Hog n’ Dogs.

From Sploid

Cops bust up hog-dog ring in Seminol County

Police in Florida have broken up a massive hog dogging ring operating in Seminole.

The barbaric “sport” pits a de-husked boar against one or more dogs in a 25-foot by 25-foot pen until one is triumphant.

As is typically the case in these monstrous practices, the only winner is the sadistic owner of the last animal to die, with purses often exceeding a $1,000.

The investigation into the International Catchdog Association run by Art Parker and Mary Luther goes back to October of 2004.

It was then that police received a tip that the couple was running these horrific bloodsports. Undercover agents videotaped the carnage. Last year the couple was arrested when a raid of their home revealed 95 dogs, 15 hogs and an undisclosed amount of marijuana.

Their lawyer convinced the court they were simple dog trainers who liked to unwind occasionally. Each was fined $100 for possession.

Now it appears that police finally have enough evidence to make the charges against Parker, Luther and five others stick.

But Luther is unrepentant. She dismisses the charges as “domestic terrorism.”

“I’m not going to be a vegan. I still believe in hunting on earth,” she said in a telephone interview, adding that the hog-dog fights are “no more cruel than when I do bird hunting with my dogs.”

More arrests are pending.

And people wonder why pitbulls constantly receive marred reputations as killers and dangerous animals. It’s not the dogs fault that they have inbred owners. Good ol’ Florida, placing itself once again on the map of dumb. Yoo!

5 Comments so far

  1. Dale johnston (unregistered) on February 10th, 2006 @ 2:33 pm

    I hunt hogs and so does my faimly. Hog dogs have been a big part of my life. It upsets me that some hog doggers would abuse the traing methods.
    there should never be a dog or hog killed or even hurt in a training exercise. Now a hunting trip is differnt. Dogs can get cut up and killed but with the proper gear it is not likely. But you know what? I got an answer to it all lets fight to ban the entire sport, and pitt bulls so that our youth have nothing that they enjoy to do but drugs, sex and vilonce

  2. chuck (unregistered) on February 19th, 2006 @ 9:59 pm

    Legitimate training needs to be done before a dog can be taken afield to hunt feral hogs. Florida would be in even worse shape without pig hunters, as the non-native species is particularly destructive to native wildlife and crop production. Please don’t lump all hunters in with sadists and gamblers. I love my dogs and respect all wildlife.

  3. michael harris (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    I am a resadent of sc and a life time hog hunter.And whithout going into A great big discousion “you hog hunters in Flardia
    can have Mr Parker” He makes me sick and discrases the whole sport!

  4. michael harris (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 9:24 pm

    P.S people like Parker would’nt know a hog in the wild if it ran straight up his “ASS”

  5. Kate (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    A mere $100 each? Where is the justice in this? For 95 dogs?!?

    I got an answer to it all lets fight to ban the entire sport, and pitt bulls so that our youth have nothing that they enjoy to do but drugs, sex and vilonce

    Yeah. That’s brilliant. Because that’s all there is for a young person to do once animal cruelty is abolished. How about holding owners accountable for actions regarding pit bulls (please note the proper spelling here) and other “aggressive breed dogs?” I don’t see how $200 total in fines is proper punishment for the abuse of 110 animals. Where does one keep 95 dogs in safe conditions? What if these dogs were to get out? Regardless of breed, it is most likely they don’t know the difference between child and prey and would likely to turn into killers (of more than hogs) if ever escaping their confines.

    Ban the deed not the breed.

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