Gary Adamson, seen by his neighbours as a jolly workman, starts talking about his love of the barbaric “sport” and his links to the criminal underworld to an undercover reporter.
Mr Adamson, of Yarm, Teesside, boasts about building what he refers to as a “rape stand” . . . an enclosure where pitbull bitches are confined so they can be mated.
And he takes great pride in showing off one his dog’s battle scars from a previous fight.
The RSPCA, who arrested six people and seized 14 fighting dogs in raids across the country last week, said Mr Adamson faces an investigation following Friday’s programme.
Chief Inspector Mike Butcher, of the RSPCA Special Operations Unit, told the Sunday Sun: “When we get hold of the evidence and if what is said is provable and he is doing what he says he is, Mr Adamson could well be facing criminal charges of dog fighting and animal cruelty and could face up to six months in prison.”
In the latest footage, the reporter, referred to as Steve, visits Adamson’s home in Yarm, Teesside.
But behind the respectable looking ivy-clad house lies something far more sinister … Adamson’s secret yard where he keeps three pitbulls, banned in this country.
Showing the dogs off in their reinforced cages like they are prized boxers and goading one with a wooden baton, Adamson talks about looking for somewhere to fight them and reveals his plans to build a swim tank to exercise them.
“I’m looking for a unit,” he tells the reporter who asks him: “Did you not say before you found one where . . .”
Adamson replies: “It’s been f***ing took hasn’t it. I’m gutted. I want to put a swimming tank in it. That’s what I’m going to do next. Try him with a f****** swim.”
He adds: “I’m going to take him down to 40 (lbs) and I’m going to roll him out,” — a term used to mean a test fight for a novice dog.
He even brags on camera about his love of badger baiting: “Cos I wasn’t working, I was digging every f****** day. I dug everything around this area. I don’t like digging for cubs me. F****** spoils your fun for later on I think.”
In one scene — which will send shivers down the spines of parents everywhere — he lets his three-year-old son freely wander into the pen where the pitbulls are roaming.
When the Inside Out reporter finally confronts Adamson and asks him about his links to the dog fighting world, Mr Adamson, who runs a fencing and patio business in Thornaby, Teesside, shouts: “Get the f*** off,” before slamming his front door.
Last year we revealed how Adamson was connected to dog fighting syndicate The Farmer’s Boys, based in Northern Ireland, following a hard-hitting BBC Panorama programme which showed him for a few seconds cheering as two pitbull dogs tore into each other in a brutal fight a 1000 miles away in Finland.
When approached by the Sunday Sun to account for his behaviour he claimed he was set up and the story was “a lot of b******s”.
During the investigation, Steve — who had to witness pitbulls, including puppies, fighting in blood-soaked rings and watch dogs brutally killed by electrocution as they were no longer useful — said Adamson “sang like a canary”.
“He named names, he spoke about people quite freely,” he revealed. “He just didn’t know when to keep his mouth quiet.”
Speaking from his office in London, Steve, who has received threats following the programme, added: “I’m just pleased Inside Out has been able to put this together to show the people of the North what he really is, which is an animal abuser.”
Inside Out producer Dave Morrison said: “The RSPCA told us they will be following up on our report. We’ll let you know what happens.”