RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities broke up a big cockfighting occasion over the weekend and had been compelled to euthanize almost 150 birds discovered at a Southern California house, animal management and sheriff’s division officers stated.
Deputies responding late Friday found about 200 individuals on the residence in Jurupa Valley together with “proof of an unlawful cockfighting occasion and a number of deceased or severely injured birds,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division stated in a information launch.
An extra 143 birds had been present in cages all through the property about 50 miles (80 km) east of Los Angeles, the discharge stated.
Officers with the county’s Division of Animal Companies arrived, gathered all of the birds “and humanely euthanized them, a course of that lasted till about 6 a.m.,” in line with a press release.
“The birds have to be euthanized as a result of Animal Companies can not undertake out such birds as they’re precious and they might virtually all the time find yourself again in a cockfighting ring. They aren’t appropriate as pets,” the assertion stated.
An unidentified man who stated he owned the birds was cited for possession of combating blades utilized in cockfighting, a misdemeanor, officers stated.
The investigation is ongoing. Animal Companies stated it was prone to ask the District Lawyer’s workplace to file felony animal cruelty costs.
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