If you thought that placing dogs in a backyard enclosure and cheering as they tear each other apart was the depth of human depravity, think again. A new even deadlier form ofdogfighting has emerged on the scene. Called “trunking,” it entails throwing helpless dogs in a trunk, then driving around at breakneck speeds while the confused and frightened animals fight to the death.
Dahlia Canes of the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation explains:
[They] put the dogs in the trunk, lock it up, and they run around, put the music on very, very loud so no one can hear it, After 10 or 15 minutes, they stop. The dead dog they throw out and the winner keeps going with it.
The good news (if there is good news) is that rescuers are already on the case, trying to nip the blood sport in the bud. Florida TV station Local 10 reports that on Wednesday Miami-Dade County Animal Services rescued a group of dogs believed to be used for trunking. A Good Samaritan happened to see a compound where animals exploited in this blood sport were house and phoned Animal Services.