Brooklyn DA: Man Indicted For Training Dogs For Dog Fighting

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Brooklyn man has been indicted on charges he was using ropes, treadmills and other equipment to train pit bulls for fighting.

District Attorney Charles Hynes said Tuesday that Leslie Alexander, 39, faces dozens of charges for torturing and injuring animals as well as criminal possession of a weapon.

Seven pit bulls were removed from the home, along with a .40-caliber handgun and boxes of ammunition.

Hynes said the equipment included 25 dog kennels and scales with rope attachments used to strengthen a dog’s jaws. He said there was also a stick used to break a dog’s grip on another animal or object.

“Animal fighting is not a ‘sport.’ It is a barbaric and inhumane practice and a serious crime,” Hynes said in a statement. “If you see or hear anything that sounds like animal fighting, if you see animals with wounds from fighting, or if…

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