Police swooped on a property in Shuishang township, Chiayi County yesterday and arrested organizers of a dog fighting ring and gamblers. Two pit bulls were rescued.
A total of 16 people were arrested including the 55 year-old organizer named Chen. Chen collected a NT$200 entry fee from customers and took 5% from bets placed on the fights.
The customers have been charged with offenses relating to gambling regulations, while Chen and the owners of the two dogs were also charged with offenses against the animal protection law.
The dog fighting ring was a mobile operation using the LINE app to inform gamblers of times and locations for the fights. A similar dog fighting ring was raided in Taoyuan in June.