Authorities swoop in on suspected cockfighting ring

(Photos by LUIS MEZA)

Deputies descended on the home Sunday morning, but did not make any arrests. The investigation into illegal cockfighting is ongoing. (Photos by LUIS MEZA)

Littlerock cockfighting 2LITTLEROCK – A tip Sunday morning led sheriff’s deputies and animal control officers to a home in Littlerock where an illegal cockfight appeared to be starting, authorities said.

The bust happened shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday at 11222 East Avenue R-6 in Littlerock.

“We got a call [Sunday] of a group of male Hispanics in the backyard of this residence with a cockfighting ring and deputies responded,” said deputy Dennis Miller of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. “We initially found about 150 roosters with paraphernalia commonly used in a cockfighting ring.”

Littlerock cockfighting 3The roosters were all in cages in a makeshift shed on the property. The birds were in very good condition, according to Animal Control Officer Cornelious Chisom.

Several men were also on the property, possibly to attend a cockfight, officials said. Deputies broke up the gathering, but only the homeowner was detained, cited and then released, officials said.

About 10 of the birds were seized on Sunday, and Animal Control officers were expected to remove the remaining birds from the property today.

The incident remains under investigation.

  17 comments for “Authorities swoop in on suspected cockfighting ring

  1. Skyler
    May 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Theres nothing wrong with cockfighting its part of our american tradition. They get raised better than the kfc you eat full of hormones. Those food chickens are stuff for 3 months like sardines .gamecocks live atleast 2 yrs an winners usually live their rest of their lifes as breeders.Our forefathers of this country were cockfighters. Lincoln was even a judge of this tradition. washington even hosted a cockfight in the whitehouse. The gamecock lost bi one vote for our countrys bird to the bald eagle. 95% of the people that have gamecocks are hard working american citizens that want to have the same rights as everybody. Its a family tradition thats been handed down to us americans for generations thank you. Skyler

    • sikntired
      May 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Doesn’t mean it ‘s right.

    • Cara
      May 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      While it’s true gamecocks are kept nicely.. Bloodsports are not right. Did you know the turkey would have been the country bird also?
      Instead of fighting American game they should be showing them. Many American game birds are actually really good quality and would be fantastic for 4-H kids. I had an American game rooster and I took him to the slaughterhouse on Ave G next to the auction, he was just too aggressive for me to keep. I breed sweet, kind personalities into my birds. My roosters live together with their hens and only when I first introduced them to each other they fought. Eventually they learned where they were in the pecking order. The AGF roo did not learn and kept fighting and fighting, I had to step in when he started getting bloody.
      I did keep the 3 hens that came with him. They are not friendly at all but they lay a pretty large cream egg. I have hatched some babies from my AGF hens, they are mixed so I will be hoping for calmer, sweet personalities.

    • Gladys
      May 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Slaves used to be handed down generation to generation unless they were sold. Many of our forefathers thought that was okay. Do you think that was okay too? Your argument is sad.

  2. AVfubar
    May 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Sounds more like Sun Village, not Littlerock. ?

  3. dumbandblind
    May 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Ooooppsss I’m sorry I asked that question. I totally forgot it was the American Citizen Wall Street Banksters that enslaved us all!

  4. Lowell Snyder
    May 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    These guys dont care about these poor birds,They just wanna get back to bustin pot shops where the fun is.

    • AVfubar
      May 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Good…the pot shops need to be busted, along with cock fighting rings and people allowing their vicious, unlicensed dogs to run wild.

  5. gerty
    May 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    They should of citied everyone there. you need to get in their pockets and pay a fine, now they will just move on to the next one.
    It’s against the LAW, again everyone just walks away.

  6. Fed Up
    May 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    They should have verified citizenship

    • iris1981
      May 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      What does citizenship have todo with anything..??

      • Rosa
        May 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        What an ignorant question.

      • Johny Chingas
        May 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

        Sounds like Iris broke up with an Illegal Resident recently…
        Don’t worry Iris, another one will come and make you feel younger again…LOL!!!

    • Johnny Trece
      May 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Yeah, that’s right, they should have asked for proof of citizenship or legal residency documentation from your immigrant ancestor when he entered this country from Europe :)

    • Loy
      May 21, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Why ask for citizenship? Just because they are citizens it will be ok? This is the dumbest question ever. I know plenty of AMERICAN CITIZENS who portray in this so this has nothing to do with it

    • Newman
      May 21, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Why? Because they were Hispanic? In that case they need to do it to everyone. How about we put a microchip in all of us so that the police cars scan for citizenship in a mile radius?
      I thought this was AmeriKa!

    • dumbandblind
      May 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Is cockfighting legal if you are a Citizen?

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