Some are calling it brutal and even cruel, but fighting animals for money isn't rare.
There are some things you can do to help put an end to illegal animal fighting in your neighborhood.
WYMT’s Jeff Gould spoke with a man earlier this afternoon who preferred not to appear on camera because he says that many of his friends and people he knows still go to both dog and cock-fighting events.
So we know this is still happening and is still a problem here in eastern Kentucky, but some people are saying it needs it stop.
“They should be punished,” Jennifer Nagel said.
Jennifer Nagel, Director of the Bell County Animal Shelter said that suspected cases of animal cruelty can actually be reported directly to the shelter.
“We're very happy for anyone to call with information of any kind of animal abuse, and certainly fighting the animals is considered abuse,” Nagel said.
In fact for those not comfortable contacting law enforcement, the Bell County Animal Shelter will commence their own investigation and if necessary contact the appropriate authorities.
“So they can call here and we will keep their name confidential. They can give us any information they have regarding what they think is going on. The more information we have the better,” Nagel said.
The shelter in this story is in Bell County.