600 birds seized in Nipomo cockfighting raid


05-05) 09:29 PDT NIPOMO, Calif. (AP) —

Central California authorities say they’ve broken up a cockfighting operation by arresting three men and confiscating about 600 birds.

Investigators from several law enforcement agencies and the Humane Society raided a farm Tuesday in Nipomo, making the arrests and seizing birds along with spurs and blades used in cockfighting.

San Luis Obispo County authorities say the farm also had a ring where birds may have fought.

Last year, investigators made five arrests and seized more than 1,200 fighting birds at a Nipomo compound.

Dozens of other people have been arrested and thousands of birds seized in recent years in separate raids throughout California.


Information from: The Tribune, www.sanluisobispo.com

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/05/05/state/n092949D30.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0nAOgLa11


~ by politicaesaccion on May 6, 2010.

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