Alleged chicken fighting operation raided
US authorities have reportedly raided a chicken
fighting operation. About 300 chickens were seizes during the operation. The
property's owner was also arrested on animal cruelty
At the scene in Navarro County on Saturday, 15 March, 196 people pleaded
guilty to gambling charges before Navarro County Justice of the Peace Connie
On arrival, officers found 250-300 people gathered in a large outbuilding,
conducting chicken fights. Bleachers were also found, as well as multiple rooms
to hold the birds waiting to fight, and a concession stand. Authorities stated
that participants had come from as far as Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Additionally, US$170,000 in cash was seized, as well as several guns,
illegal narcotics and â€œenough alcohol to fill the back of a pickup,â€ said a
media release. Officials with the Dallas chapter of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals collected about 300 chickens, until Judge
Mayfield can decide what to do with them.
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