Police Shut Down Cockfight At Fort Worth Home

FORT WORTH (AP) – Police say more than a dozen people have been cited during an alleged cockfight in a North Texas neighborhood.

Fort Worth police early Sunday shut down a rooster fight in the back yard of a residence.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports police confiscated razors, syringes and steroids, which authorities have described as fighting tools.

Two roosters were found dead. Animal control officers seized several roosters from kennels.

The homeowner has been arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals. Police say 13 spectators received citations.

Gov. Rick Perry in June signed a bill that strengthens Texas laws again cockfighting, including making it illegal to possess birds meant for cockfighting and to attend a cockfight.

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  • FedUpTxn

    This is just one more consequence of the invasion of illegal immigrants to our area. How much will it cost tax-payers now to house and prosecute them? How many were here illegally? Were illegal drugs, weapons, stolen property or other items found there as well? I recently read a figure that 44% of the DFW population is now “foreign born”. The financial impact of this invasion is what is truly ruining our economy. Anyone considering voting for Rick Perry needs to remember his gross failures to secure our state, and boycott any business pandering to the illegal population!

    • amg0327

      Just because a person is “foreign-born” does not mean they are here illegally.

  • Krusty The Klown

    …proving once again that all c-ckfighting doesn’t just occur in Oak Lawn. THANK YOU! I’ll be here all week! Try the veal.

  • Captain Corny

    Size doesn’t matter……just that everyone had fun…..

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