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Cockfighting Ring Busted

Roosters from suspected home removed



    Cockfighting Ring Busted
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    No more fighting roosters.

    Police say dozens of roosters have been removed from the basement of a Bronx apartment building where a large group of people watched a cockfight.
    Police say eight people were arrested Friday night, and 69 spectators were issued summonses.

         Police say 47 roosters were found. Animal Care & Control of New York City says the birds have been taken to veterinarians for evaluation. If they were cockfighting roosters, they will likely be euthanized.
    A spokesman for the organization says roosters used in fights can't be rehabilitated.
    Police say federal law enforcement authorities led the effort to shut down the cockfight.