Authorities take 7,000 birds in LA County cockfighting raida

Tuesday, May 16, 2017|1:37 p.m.

VAL VERDE, Calif.– Authorities in Los Angeles County say they have actually taken 7,000 birds in one of the biggest busts of unlawful cockfighting in U.S. history.

The Constable’s Department states the birds were taken Monday in a remote area of Val Verde, about 25 miles north of Los Angeles.

Numerous dead roosters likewise were discovered, in addition to devices such as the blades utilized during cockfights.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Boese tells the Santa Clarita Valley Signal that about 10 were detained, including the homeowner and people dealing with the property.

Authorities state 2,700 birds were taken throughout a raid on the same residential or commercial property in 2007.

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