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Cock Fighting Ring Busted in Washington

TAGs: Cock fighting, Danby Drive, Lee Davy, Operation Angry Birds, Rochester, Washington State Gambling Commission

Cock fighting ring busted in Rochester, resulting in one arrest and the recovery of between 250-300 roosters.

Cock Fighting Ring Busted in WashingtonIt may be the world’s oldest spectator sport, but it’s not one that curries much favor in the 50 states of the star spangled banner.

Cock fighting is banned throughout America, and is seen as a felony in 40 of them, but that hasn’t stopped the so-called sport from appearing in underground movements.

Washington State Gambling Commission officials, officers from the Thurston County Sheriff’s office, and members of the Thurston County animal control served a warrant on a man who was later arrested on suspicion of professional gambling and animal fighting, after they received complaints of cock fighting at an address in Danby Drive, Rochester.

The Thurston County Animal Services shelter is said to be housing between 250-300 roosters that were taken from the address on Danby Drive, some of which had to be euthanized.

If you think that’s a lot of cocks, then spare a thought for the law officials who busted a cock-fighting ring in New York back in February.

Local authorities in New York arrested nine people, and rescued over 3,000 cocks, in a sting dubbed “Operation Angry Birds” where the birds were forced to wear razor-sharp gaffs attached to their legs, and even given performance-enhancing drugs.

Cock fighting is a Class C felony in Washington, and those found guilty of misusing their cocks, can face up to five years in prison and fines of up to a $10,000.

“So what are you in for?”

“Cock fighting.”

Continue with your own ending as you seem fit.

 

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