Alleged Cockfighting Ring Busted in Berks County

More than 50 birds rescued.

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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.

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