Animal rescuers and residents in southeast Dallas are finding garbage bags with the remains of dogs and roosters.
Sheriff’s deputies in Johnson County arrested 17 people late Saturday night for taking part in a cockfighting exhibition. A group of several other suspects fled from the scene.
Investigators say a Texas homeowner has shot and killed two people who asked about buying roosters then drew guns on the resident.
Dallas police broke up a massive cockfighting ring overnight in West Oak Cliff. More than 200 roosters, some dead and badly injured were discovered.
Fort Worth is considering a total ban or at least restricting the number of roosters allowed in the city.