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Frederick Moorefield Jr., deputy chief information officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was charged last month with dogfighting. If convicted, he could face up to five years in a federal prison. Department of Defense hide caption

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University of Connecticut law professor Jessica Rubin, left, and law student Taylor Hansen present arguments as animal advocates in a dogfighting case in Hartford on Tuesday. Connecticut is the first state to allow court-appointed advocates to represent animals in cruelty and abuse cases. Pat Eaton-Robb/AP hide caption

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These pit bull puppies in St. Louis were among the hundreds seized across seven states in 2009 in the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Along With Assault And Arson, FBI Starts To Track Animal Abuse

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