Friday, October 10, 2008
UPDATE 10/15/08: After three days of examining the state’s evidence in a nonjury trial, 15th Judicial District Judge Kristian Earls acquitted Floyd Boudreaux and Guy Boudreaux of 48 counts of dogfighting. The judge ruled that the state prosecutor failed to provide substantial evidence that the men were involved in the illegal sport.
Both men faced dogfighting charges after Louisiana State Police officers seized 57 pit bulls they believed were being used for the purposes of dogfighting. Less than 24 hours after the dogs were seized, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) euthanized the animals, leaving what the defense argued little time to conduct a further investigation of the animals' health and treatment while in the defendants’ care.
10/10/08: "Dogfighting Don" Finally in Court
Baton Rouge, LA - Famous father and son accused of dog fighting are finally in court. Floyd J. Boudreaux, 74, an internationally known breeder of pit bull terriers, and his son, Guy Boudreaux, 44, each face 48 counts of dogfighting. The two were arrested in March 2005 after Louisiana State Police executed a search warrant at Floyd’s Youngsville home.
There, police say they seized more than 50 grown pit bulldogs and four puppies that had not reached fighting age. Police also seized 40 chickens, steroids and a sawed-off shotgun. All of the grown dogs were later euthanized, including one reportedly worth at least $25,000. Authorities have said the dogs were marketed to buyers in the United States, Mexico, Japan and other countries.
At the time of the arrest, Laura Maloney, then executive director of the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, referred to Floyd Boudreaux as a "Dogfighting Don." The case has been given the first priority in court and is expected to move forward Monday. The case will be prosecuted by Ronald Dauterive. The Boudreauxs are being represented by Jason Robideaux.
09/27/08: Dogfighting Operation Busted; All Seized Dogs Euthanized
03/12/08: Bloodsport Bust: Alleged Bloodsport Breeds Charged
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| 10/10/2008 11:02 PM |
Tightline Kennels, raising hog hunters...yep, and horses it turns out, have wings (you just can't see them).
| 10/11/2008 3:28 AM |
With all these generational dog fighting families, you just wonder how many authority figures over the years have been involved
I will never forget reading about the big dog fight a year or two before Vick where the local school superintendant was in the stands at the fight. Another one, the mayor.
How many millions have gotten pushed through in illegal gambling, money laudering.
| 10/11/2008 2:11 PM |
I hope the ASPCA doesn't swoop in or some other local pit bull rescue believing they can rehabilitate these dogs. There is a head of a midwestern animal control that once took a box filled with a dog fighters pups to show a group of veterinarians. The pups in the box were a few weeks old. They were fighting each other. Grabbing necks and holding on. The vets were amazed. All these dogs should be put down. No it's not there fault but the risk to human life is too great. GENETICS COUNT.
| 10/11/2008 4:20 PM |
Floyd Boudreaux definitely fought dogs with the support of law enforcement back in the 50's and 60's. I don't know what contacts he had in the modern era (other than the fact that the head animal control officer in his community is also named Boudreaux), but he used to fight dogs with a local sheriff named Gaboon Trahan.
| 10/12/2008 4:32 AM |
Yes...In Texas there have been roughly 13 Dog Bite Related Fatalies in the past 33 months...12 of them by Pit Bulls. The investigations never seem to follow the path of who bred and sold the dogs. Nor do any civil litigation that I am aware of.
Currently, one can intentionally breed the baddest, man-killing Pit Bulls and face no legal responsibility.
I cant think of another product that is immune to liability.
| 10/14/2008 10:43 PM |
Word is the Boudreaux's picked a bench trial instead of a jury trial. It's obvious why they wouldn't want a jury trial, but then the judge announced he is a hog dogger! I hope the fix isn't already in, but I fear it may be.
| 10/15/2008 3:10 AM |
If any dogfighter could send in the "fix," it seems Boudreaux might be the one. Furthermore, Louisiana is Louisiana and I will add nothing else about this state's history when it comes to "fixing" court cases. It's a stunner that officials (Laura Maloney) managed to get the grown dogs euthanized after the bust. This must have created mass hysteria amongst fighting dog breeders.
| 10/15/2008 5:58 AM |
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| 10/15/2008 12:41 PM |
Quote from the Boudreauxs' attorney:
"He said other retired federal officials and law enforcement officers have hunted with the Boudreauxs and will testify that they also never witnessed the animals being used for dog fighting."
The Good Ole Boy System appears to be alive-n-kickin down in cajun country.
Betcha these hog-doggin fucktards walk.
What a shame.
| 10/15/2008 11:13 PM |
Judge acquits Redneck father and son
an aferwordz, we awl wen owt hawg dawggin'!!!!
| 10/16/2008 5:25 PM |
The Toothless Fucktard quotes some kind bible crap.
Go here to see the Redneck, his son and his grandson, heir to the grand champion Eli bloodline.
(the boy looks a bit slow or maybe just dazzled by the greatness around him-nah probably the little red blinking light on the camera)