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14 arrested for cockfighting in Bakersfield

Fourteen people were arrested in connection with a cockfighting operation in Bakersfield, Kern County sheriff’s officials said Monday.

Responding to a tip from a neighbor, deputies broke up the backyard rooster fight about 9 a.m. Sunday and arrested 12 adults and two juveniles, according to a statement by the sheriff's department.

They were charged on suspicion of conspiracy, participation in a cockfight and being a spectator at a cockfight.

About 50 people who had gathered for the event fled when the deputies entered the backyard.

The officers also found rooster-fighting paraphernalia, along with containers used to transport the birds.

Thirty-three roosters, 18 of them dead, were seized by animal control officers, as well as one injured rooster with a gaff -- a razor-like blade -- still attached to one leg.

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-- Emal Haidary

 
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