THE gut-wrenching barbarism of China’s dog-fighting pits is uncovered in this gruesome series of photos.
Mobs of punters are pictured crowding around the fighting ring as the animals are set on each other.
Some dogs sustain terrible injuries as they tear into their opponent in the Huaxian county of the Henan province.
The bloodthirsty bouts are common in many parts of China with dogs fighting to the death.
Describing a previous instance of the grim ‘entertainment’ event, Elisa Allen of animal rights group PETA, told The Express: “Dogfighting is one more disgusting way in which animals are mistreated in China.
“Fighting dogs is a cowardly pursuit and illegal in most parts of the world.