Cockfighting Ring Busted

Roosters from suspected home removed

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.

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