EQUIPMENT seized from a home on a smallholding outside Plettenberg Bay in 2011 was the same used to train and treat pitbulls for organised dog-fighting overseas, the Knysna Regional Court heard yesterday.
This emerged on the second day of testimony in the trial of six men accused of contravening the Animal Protection Act.
Peter Wall and Rudi Wall, both of Queenstown, Donald Wall of Port Elizabeth and Yorick Grobbelaar, Anton van Blerk and Owen "Budgee" Butler, all of East London, have pleaded not guilty.
A former chairman of Knysna- Plett Animal Welfare, Karel du Toit, testified yesterday that when he arrived at a property in Ladywood, one of the dogs involved in the fight was bleeding profusely from the mouth, while the other had sustained bite wounds to the face.
"I could smell fresh blood everywhere," he said.
Du Toit said equipment found was the same used to train and treat dogs for fights in the US.
Five other pitbulls were discovered on the property.
The two dogs involved in the fight had to be put down seven weeks later after becoming aggressive and their health did not improve.
The trial continues.