This is pretty sick - barbaric I think would be the proper word.
A couple things from the report jumped out at me. First isn't this what is always said by the neighbors:
John Burnett says the Parkers are good neighbors, and he can't imagine they were doing anything illegal.The only thing he forgot to add was that "they were quiet and kept to themselves."
It also seemed more like hog slaughter than hog fighting:
An Alabama TV station working undercover took pictures of a staged fight between dogs and wild boar that have had their tusks removed, leaving them helpless.A national problem?
The humane society says hog-dogging is a national problem and the ring was profiting on the bloody fights by selling videos.Kiddie porn, snuff films and now hog vs. dog films. Some elements of our society are just sick. I don't even want to think about it.
This was the clincher for me:
Dogfighting itself is a felony in North Carolina and South Carolina.Can't you just picture these folks walking free because their lawyer is able to argue that since it wasn't dog vs. dog that it actually wasn't "dogfighting". The fact that a law on dogfighting had to be put on the books is a sad reflection on North and South Carolina in the first place. You shouldn't have to spell out that certain things are just wrong.