A total of 14 men have been fined for attending an organised dog fight between two pit bull terriers who both died afterwards.
Pit bulls are banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
District Judge Kal Qureshi at Birmingham Magistrates Court said the fight had been "sadistic and cruel".
The fines, of between £500 and £1,300, were made as part of an ongoing court case involving 26 men in connection with the fight held at a city store.
All 14 men had pleaded guilty to attending the fight.
Squeals of pain
The fight took place at a kitchen showroom in Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, in February 2006.
On Monday, jurors were shown tapes of the fight and could hear squeals of pain and shouts of encouragement.
One of the dogs died a few hours later while the other was put to sleep two days later.
Ordering each of the 14 to also pay £80 costs, Mr Qureshi said the event had been filmed by people present, a pit had been created, there was veterinary equipment and buckets and sponges to staunch the animals' wounds.
"The event itself is best described as a sadistic event - in my view it involved inflicting unimaginable pain without any pity for the animals," he said.
The 14 are:
- Ansar Ayub, 33, of Foley Ward, Ward End, Birmingham
- Nadeem Arif, 35 and Naveed Arif, 33, both of Sandway Gardens, Washwood Heath, Birmingham
- Basharat Ali, 36, of St Margarets Avenue, Ward End, Birmingham
- Zahoor Ahmed Hussain, 42, of Havelock Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham
- Sheraz Hassan, 28, of Canada Street, Miles Platting, Manchester
- Amanat Ali, 41, of Kitts Green Road, Lea Village, Birmingham
- Akil Habib Khan, 27, of Leys Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
- Sajid Saed Shah, 26, of Grantham Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
- Atif Farhan Tariq, 26, of Portman Road, Luton
- Nissar Khan, 32, of Bowyer Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham
- Ikhlaq Mohammed, 29, of Anglesey Street, Lozells, Birmingham
- Asif Hussain, 32, of Boyer road, Alum Rock Birmingham
Mr Qureshi also said the maximum sentence available to him under the Protection of Animals Act was a fine of £2,500.
The trial of ten other defendants who deny a variety of charges has been adjourned until Wednesday.
Two more men, who pleaded guilty to charges of causing the dogs to fight, being present at a dog fight, possessing a pit bull terrier and causing unnecessary suffering, have been bailed until 13 September.
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