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DMX Animal Cruelty Report Results

10/6/2007 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Authorities investigating animal cruelty allegations on rapper DMX's Arizona property have issued their gruesome findings.

The investigation stems from an Aug. 24 raid of DMX's Phoenix home, where police were probing reports of animal neglect. Police seized 12 live pit bulls, numerous weapons and about a quarter-ounce of marijuana.

Now forensic reports from a veterinarian examiner from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office states that the condition of animal remains found on the property were "significantly decomposed, the head and rear quarters and legs had a white trash bag around them; the body was wrapped in a dirt-stained beige fitted sheet and inside a clear plastic bag; all placed inside a white body bag." The forensic report also stated that "severe decomposition prevented further examination." There was determinable evidence of injury to just one set of remains.

A detective's summary of the cruelty allegations lists seven different visits to DMX's home, from August 3-22, with several attempts made by the County Sheriff to resolve the issue of alleged neglect of dogs at the residence. The detective actually gave the dogs water. Finally, after no improvement of conditions, a raid took place August 24, seizing 12 pit bulls.

No charges have been filed against the 36-year-old rapper. The matter is still under investigation. Click here to view the documents.

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76.

My Best Friend Is a Pit Bull    

Yes, pit bulls ARE dangerous, vicious animals just like all white people are dirty white trash, all Mexicans are lazy wetbacks and all black people are dirty ni66ers...come on people wake up! Statements like that can only come from people that are no smarter than a box of rocks. Not only do pit bulls make for great family pets (just as well as nearly any other breed) when cared for and treated properly, but they are currently working as some of the top bomb sniffing and drug sniffing dogs in the country, check out http://www.lawdogsusa.org/home.html, and see for yourself. "Gameness", the willingness of a dog to carry out a task, is not unique to pit bulls but common to many dog breeds...in Labs it's bird retrieval, in Border Collies it’s herding, even those stupid little cutesy dogs probably have it although I don’t know what it could be...and it’s this very trait that makes pit bulls the perfect choice for such jobs as service / companion dogs and drug / bomb detection but not bite jobs like police dogs because pit bulls are not bred to be human aggressive. Believe it or not, the idiots that breed them to fight will often kill them if they exhibit any signs of human aggression, not to say that that’s a good thing but there really is no room for a human aggressive trait in any breed of dog. It probably goes without saying but, I do not believe in BSL, Breed Specific Legislation, (even though our government’s ban (war) on all illegal drugs has been so successful right?) but I do support mandatory spay / neuter laws (for all breeds) for all types of family pets except legitimate breeders of show, rescue or service/companion dogs, and stiff penalties for those who are found to be out of compliance. I think all perspective pet owners, especially of dogs, should have to take some sort of mandatory class on basic animal care...I mean if you were chained up 23 – 24 hours a day and left outside in some crappy little box with little to no interaction with any one else maybe feeding time if you were lucky, you’d probably get pretty pissed off too and who could blame you if you got loose and bit someone. It’s not rocket science here, pit bulls are no more human aggressive than any other breed of dog. No dog is born wanting to attack a human, that is a trait the people have introduced, fortunately it is also a trait that can (over time) can be bred out through careful selective breeding and proper upbringing. Many people think Cesar Millan, aka The Dog Whisperer, is a cook but he is right about one thing, all dogs have ‘pack’ instincts...even one dog in a home is a member of a pack, and left alone with little to no discipline or guidance a dog will, often times, try and exert his or her dominance over the ‘pack’ because in every pack there is a leader and there are the followers. Banning dogs based on breed is not the answer; in the long run it will be no more effective than banning hand guns...if a career criminal decides to break into your place and he (or she, yes girls commit crimes too) does not have a gun, guess what, they’ll have a bat or big ass knife or something else to cave your skull in then rob you but that’s a discussion for another time. Please, take a little time to educate yourself about pit bulls (and some of the other ‘bully’ breeds out there), go to an agility or weight pulling event or go to a facility where they train pit bulls for service / companion work, you’ll probably meet a new best friend.

2511 days ago
77.

Nat    

He's probably a bed wetter too. Cruelty to animals...all classic signs of a serial killer. Niccceee. Makes me sick.

2511 days ago
78.

mohankumar    

It's not the dogs that need to be destroyed. It's the people that raise them to be killers. People are the guilty party. A ltaste of their own medicine might make them feel more for the animals they have so little respect for.

2511 days ago
79.

NotIgnorant    

To: NotSurprised who posted @ 1:07pm on Oct 6th.

Don't be so ignorant. You KNOW that it isn't just "rap thugs" that abuse animals. Just because it's what's in the news right now, doesn't mean it's the "norm" or increasing. Young, white children living in suburbs abuse and kill animals daily. But, that's "okay" right? Because they aren't a "THUG!!!" And as far as being politically correct about not saying anything about things "getting worse"...things really aren't getting worse, people are just making bigger deals out of things. And how bout we don't just SAY stuff but we... HELP PEOPLE and DO STUFF.

2511 days ago
80.

sexxymamaSPT    

Hey i think these Losers. Yeah i said losers have nothing better else then to hurt poor innocent animals. Just imagine what they do to their women. DMX YOU ARE A LOSER AND I WILL NEVER PLAY OR BUY ANY OF YOUR MUSIC AGAIN GET A LIFE AND DONT FORGET DONT DROP THE SOAP. LOL

2511 days ago
81.

Mindless zombies    

I don't believe in cruelty to animals. Unfortunately I'm being a being a bit of a hypocrite because I just got through eating a few pieces of chicken and just took off my leather shoes. If dogs could talk and you asked one if he would like to die fighting another dog or living it's entire life couped up in a cage barely bigger than it's body it would probably be a toss up. Yes cruelty to animals is wrong but most people posting on this board contribute to it in one way or another (unless you are vegan or raise your own farm animals in a kind manner). So what ever punishment you deem fit for DMX you should probably suffer the same fate for your contribution to animal cruelty. I'd be a hypocrite to say DMX deserves jail. I say let the man go. There are too many humans starving and being killed to waste our tax dollars on protecting animals.

2511 days ago
82.

Mindless zombies    

I don't believe in cruelty to animals. Unfortunately I'm being a being a bit of a hypocrite because I just got through eating a few pieces of chicken and just took off my leather shoes. If dogs could talk and you asked one if he would like to die fighting another dog or living it's entire life couped up in a cage barely bigger than it's body it would probably be a toss up. Yes cruelty to animals is wrong but most people posting on this board contribute to it in one way or another (unless you are vegan or raise your own farm animals in a kind manner). So what ever punishment you deem fit for DMX you should probably suffer the same fate for your contribution to animal cruelty. I'd be a hypocrite to say DMX deserves jail. I say let the man go. There are too many humans starving and being killed to waste our tax dollars on protecting animals.

2511 days ago
83.

corejo    

how many people bury their dog in the yard i am sure theirs many. people trying to make som bs out of nothing.

2511 days ago
84.

christina    

"11. I love dogs. I've had dogs growing up. But, I still think that all rotweillers, bull mastifs and American pit bulls should immediately be destroyed and be illegal to own or to care for in the U.S., from now on, period! They're nothing but potentially deadly to all other animals and people, alike."

what the hell is wrong with you. obviously your growing up with dogs did nothing for your life or you wouldnt feel like that..... ive never meet a rotweiler with agressive tendancies so whats your claim for them, and the same for mastifs, i know several that are giant chickens who wouldnt hurt a fly. as for pit bulls, yes theyre agressive, but that why they should only be owned by RESPONSIBLE people. not dumbasses like DMX or Vick. i hope they rot in jail.

2511 days ago
85.

Max61    

Your comments: ..................Please e-mail Pheonix.gov...........you can reach
the DA, and other gov't. officials...........tell them what you think
of dog fighting and DMX.........keep the pressure on the officials
that you want results on DMX...........if he broke the law and hurt
animals........then prosecute to the fullest.........this is a
horrible thing to do to dogs.............e-mail all the senators and
reps in Arizona govt......the more people made aware of society's
anger at dog fighters, the better...........e-mail all the TV shows,
all the news outlets, all the other state officials.........ask them
to cover this story..............it makes a difference.........put a
bright light on the under side of society.............these people
must pay dearly................

2511 days ago
86.

Max61    

..............if society thought the earth was the center of the universe in the 11th century..........and now we know the truth..............when will society know the truth about hurting dogs?.............to the supporters of DMX...........do you really NOT know that this is wrong?...................to abuse and mistreat and hurt dogs is beyond comprehension...........will it take another 100 yrs for ALL of society to UNDERSTAND....This is wrong to the law, to society, to the morals, to the dogs.............Hell, what else can you say........Vick and DMX should be punished to the fullest..........period.........e-mail every one you can.........make them aware of Vick and DMX..............keep society's attention on this

2511 days ago
87.

homegirl101    

these a++wipes want to feel superior, or in control...so they harm senseless...animals....
Another Sick VICK...boycott his music.....

2511 days ago
88.

Leela    

To #4 Notsuprised; you know what? You're absolutely right, well put. He showed up in a couple of movies and my thought was, what kind of arrogant punk has to call himself DMX, gotta' be a rapper.

2511 days ago
89.

Max61    

......................If a person truly does not know right from wrong, then do you hold that person liable for his actions?.............If a person gets by in society by virtue of gile and lies and deceit, can you hold that person liable for his actions when finally caught?.........YES......Personalities are basically set by 5 yrs. old............So, DMX and Vick and others......what do you do with them?..........They are who they are..............dog abusers............You go after them, indict them, law process them, punish them to the fullest.............Because sociey will not grow if it does not do the responsible thing.........and look itself over.......time and time again........find the bad and remove it.......................

2511 days ago
90.

ginger    

What more evidence do they need? It's not like the dogs buried themselves. This jerk should have been charged already....what's going on...

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