Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies disrupted an illicit rooster fighting ring


Deputies cited 17 adult spectators and arrested three adults for organizing and holding the event at their residence. Deputies located the fighting ring, razor sharp fighting gaffs, gambling receipts and wristbands that were issued to paying spectators among additional evidence.

Tulare County Animal Control took possession of 29 fighting roosters of which six were already located deceased.

Sheriff Boudreaux said this type of crime will not be tolerated.

“Animal cruelty cases will be treated with zero tolerance in Tulare County,” he said.

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