More than 50 birds have been rescued from an alleged cockfighting operation in Berks County northwest of Philly, WFMZ reports.
Responding to a tip, the PSPCA found hundreds of animals housed in different buildings on the property when it executed a warrant to search the farm Thursday morning, officials said.
The officers also discovered the cockfighting ring and cockfighting paraphernalia.
“Cockfighting, or fighting roosters, is a brutal crime,” said George Bengal, the PSPCA’s director of humane law enforcement. “It’s a felony and we intend to hold those involved accountable.”
A suspect was arrested, but not identified.