1K Roosters Put Down After Cockfighting Bust

Creatures had to be euthanized due to aggressive nature
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2011 9:30 AM CST
A rooster, specially bred for fighting, stands in his cage, at a breeding farm.   (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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(Newser) – There are mysterious animal deaths, and then there are just tragic ones. In California, the weekend bust of a cockfighting ring led to the deaths of about 1,000 roosters. The Ventura County Star reports that the roosters had to be euthanized due to their aggressive nature. Two men were arrested on animal cruelty charges; 14 more were nabbed for being spectators. (Click for more on recent animal tragedies.)

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