Three dogs - who investigators believe were killed in illegal dog fights - have been found deserted on a rural English roadside.
Found near Cranford - between Milton Keynes and Bedford - the dogs had microchips which indicate they were imported, in what is suspected to be illegal gang activity.
The dogs were clearly mutilated prior to their death.
Two had clipped ears, the third filed teeth - which prevents a 'bait' dog from defending itself in fights with other dogs.
Director of The League Against Cruel Sports Chris Luffingham said: "Dogs involved in dog fighting suffer terrible injuries, both in the fights themselves and at the hands of their vicious owners."
He added: "We're determined to expose and help prevent dog fighting in the UK and we are asking for people to contact our Animal Crimewatch team with any information on this dreadful incident."
The organization is offering a £5000 reward for information on the events which led up to their deaths.
Unfortunately, illegal dog fighting continues in the UK, despite being banned in 1835.
Luffingham said The League Against Cruel Sports is 'determined' to end the cruel practice, once and for all.
He added: "We need to bring an end to the untold suffering dog fighting inflicts on man’s best friend."
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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