LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police say they’ve broken up a cockfighting ring operation that was being held in the backyard of a Pacoima home.

Police seized dozens of bloody roosters from the home, where they were being conditioned and bred to fight to the death.

Suspects were taken into custody, but their identities were not released.

The seized roosters were bloody and badly injured, some with blades attached to their claws. All the roosters seized were past rehabilitation and had to be euthanized, CBS 2/KCAL 9’s Melissa Maynarich reported.

Neighbors say they’ve heard the sounds of roosters dying from behind the home for years.

Cockfighting Ring Busted In Pacoima: KNX 1070’s Bill Cooper reports.

The case now goes to the city attorney’s office, where it will be decided whether criminal charges will be filed.

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Comments (13)
  1. Ric says:

    What took you so long to report this abuse?

  2. classy says:

    maybe they gave all the dead chickens to their neighbors

  3. theguywithcommonsense says:

    could be a number of things….people who do this type of thing also probably threaten people too perhaps lol

  4. Alicia says:

    Why those neighbors did not report them FOR YEARS?! They are as guilty as the perpetrators!

  5. David says:

    Exactly, why did it take you so long to report this. Wow! These neighbors are stupid. They new it was against the Law & they never reported it.

    “I woud have reported it the first day I heard this non-sense”

  6. Really says:

    Don’t need the identities. I bet their surnames were hispanic.

    1. David says:

      I bet they were, especially illegal aliens.

  7. jim says:

    people are afraid one of the worse gangs in southern ca resides in pacoima

  8. Mel Gibson says:

    Why is that against the Law. Seems harmless.

  9. swhit says:

    You heard it for years and yet did nothing. I hope you don’t have kids. Someday someone may hear your kids screaming and never do a thing about it!

  10. roosterman says:

    what’s the big deal? it goes on all over the world. just legalize it and who ever wants to do it, let them . if you don’t like it, don’t do it.

  11. BIG HALO says:

    i think people should miind there own,same things happen to the chicken you eat,you just dont see or hear it…..at least the guys are not on the corner slanging drugs,beggin for money or food or shootingup your home.THE ATTN. SHOULD BE ON SEX OFFENDERS.KEEP FOCUS PEOPLE.THEY LIVE AMONG YOU..HOW BACKWARDS NOSY PEOPLE CAN BE…WOW,MAYBE THE PERSON REPORTING IS A SEX OFFENDER,OR FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Laura Quebbemann says:

    So sad and tragic. Laura Quebbemann

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