RSPCA: London man banned from keeping dogs after horrific footage seized from his home


A north London man has been banned from keeping dogs for five years after he was convicted of training a dog to fight following an investigation by covert RSPCA inspectors.

Bilal Mohammed Aldeeb was convicted of dog fighting charges following a trial in which the court was shown horrific footage of the defendant goading dogs to fight in a yard believed to be somewhere in Jordan.

The 32-year-old (25.2.78) is clearly seen on the footage and at one point tries to continue a fight between two exhausted dogs, already covered in blood from their injuries, by pushing their heads together.

Aldeeb (pictured left in white tshirt), of Avenue Road, Southgate, could not be prosecuted for fighting the dogs in the footage as the incidents took place outside of England and Wales. However, he was today (24.8.10) given the five year ban, ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work and must pay £500 costs after the footage was used to prove he had an interest in dog fighting.

He was convicted earlier this month (4.8.10) of keeping and training a red and white pit bull terrier type dog named Rhino for use in connection with an animal fight. He was also found guilty of possession of a weighted collar, which is used to train dogs in connection with animal fighting. Both charges were brought under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. He had already admitted possession of a pit bull terrier type dog, contrary to section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The court also issued a forfeiture order on the weighted collar and the tapes seized from Aldeeb’s home, as well as a destruction order on Rhino.

Chief inspector Mike Butcher, of the RSPCA’s special operations unit, said: “The footage seized from Aldeeb’s home was particularly graphic, but it also clearly showed him fighting dogs. Anyone who saw the film could have been in no doubt as to this man’s interest in illegal dog fighting.

“If anyone questions the brutality of dog fighting and the terrible cruelty these poor animals suffer at the hands of dog fighters, they only have to watch this footage to see the shocking reality.

“Just because this footage was filmed overseas, it doesn’t mean the RSCPA doesn’t take it seriously and we are delighted the court also appreciated the seriousness of Aldeeb’s actions and sentenced him accordingly.”

One charge against Aldeeb, of causing unnecessary suffering to Rhino by failing to provide the animal veterinary care for injuries caused by a fight with another animal, was dismissed by the court at an earlier hearing.

http://www.politics.co.uk/opinion-formers/press-releases/animal-welfare/rspca-london-man-banned-from-keeping-dogs-after-horrific-footage-seized-from-his-home-$21383224$366366.htm

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One Reply to “RSPCA: London man banned from keeping dogs after horrific footage seized from his home”

  1. This evil cretin should be in jail for at least 10 years and as for not allowing him to keep dogs for 5 years well that is just not acceptable. What is the matter with these judges have they no consideration for the animals so badly abused. What all this nonsence about this cretin getting away with not getting his dogs vet care this is just disgracefull that dog must have been in agony and yet the court thought it was not serious enough and dismissed it the legal system in this Country needs a bloody good overhall it seems the worse you are the lesser punishment you get I am appauled by the outcome of this trial. Even though the offence took place outside of England and Wales this evil man lives in this Country so should be sentenced accordingly.

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