Cockfighting Ring Bust

January 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Fresno County Sheriff's investigators say they broke up a cockfighting ring involving more than two hundred roosters and hens in a pair of Orange Cove homes.They made the bust this weekend and the roosters and hens are now at the SPCA in Fresno.

The hens removed from the homes could be placed for adoption pending a Sheriff's Department investigation.

That's not the case for the roosters.

Mike Arens, SPCA Humane Officer: "Our roosters cannot be rehabilitated not to fight. Once they've been trained to fight...They're gonna be fighters till the day they die."

The SPCA says the roosters are too violent for adoption. They plan to euthanize the birds after the Sheriff's investigation wraps up.


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