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US Sentences 8 for 'Extraordinarily Cruel' Dog Fighting Ring

A U.S. federal court in Alabama has sentenced eight suspects for running what authorities call the second largest dog fighting ring in U.S. history. The defendants will spend from six months to eight years in prison. They also will be banned from owning dogs after they are freed, and could face large fines to help pay for caring for the rescued dogs. Prosecutors say the dogs suffered extraordinary cruelty and lived in deplorable conditions. The animals were forced to fight and were...

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