Alleged Cockfighting Ring Busted in Berks County

More than 50 birds rescued.


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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  • Enuf already

    Enough is enough when it comes to the abuse of animals in any form. Its evil, cruel, sadistic and without ethics, morals and HONOR. If you have the need for such bloodlust and are too lazy to make money any other way ……. all of you suit up and go at each other. Cowards! Anyone caught abusing an animal and betting on such things or allowing it should suffer the same fate than sentenced to medical experiments to atone. it would be cost effective and time effective as it would provide truer results.

    • Oliver

      I like that medical experiments idea! Humans are the cruelest of all animals. A little vivisection would straighten out these boys AND make them useful!