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.