Police Break Up Cockfighting Ring Run Out Of Pacoima Home

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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