Dogs chained to treadmill - shocking footage

THIS shocking footage shows how a Wigan dog fighting enthusiast who nicknamed himself “Pitbull John” treated his dogs.

The film, released by RSPCA investigators, shows John Psaila’s illegally owned pitbull terriers chained to a moving treadmill to get them down to their “fighting weight”.

John Psaila

John Psaila

Psaila, 49, of Thornvale, Abram, was jailed for 121 days and banned from keeping animals for life after pleading guilty to 14 dog fighting-related charges.

A top RSPCA inspector described the case as among the worst he had ever seen.