Dozens Of Rooster Recovered From Cockfighting Ring Raided In The Bronx
Authorities raided a cockfighting ring run out of a Bronx garage on Friday, sources said.
About 70 roosters trained for the bloody bird battles were pulled from the J&J Iron Work boiler repair garage on E. 184th St. in Fordham, the sources said.
NYPD cops and agents of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals could be seen hauling birds out of the shop Friday afternoon. A pair of miniature cockfighting sparring gloves was spotted at the scene.
Popular in places like Central America, the brutal bloodsport – which pits cocks against each other in a fight to the death – is illegal in 48 states including New York.
Police could not immediately provide information on whether any animal cruelty arrests were made or summonses issued.