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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  Sept. 5, 2014

 

District Attorney’s Office Releases Video to Combat Cockfighting in San Bernardino County



PICTURED: One of 500+ birds found at the location during a recent raid


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office released a short video today to raise attention about the increasing problem of cockfighting in San Bernardino County and the negative effects that it has on communities. The 4-minute video spotlights the recent raid of a cockfighting breeding facility conducted by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Animal Cruelty Task Force in conjunction with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Cockfighting is a criminal blood sport between two roosters (also known as gamecocks), that are outfitted with steel blades on their legs and forced to fight one another in a violent death match.

“Once again we are faced with a situation in which hundreds of animals were being subjected to terrible living conditions,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “When so many birds are placed in a small area like this, it’s not only harmful to the health of the birds, but it creates an ideal environment for diseases to be spread. Whether it’s a facility that is breeding birds for future fights or a location where the actual fighting is taking place, cockfighting is a clear threat to community safety, and it will not be tolerated in this county.”

To view the video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff9uHTBm43U

 

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If you would like to report suspected animal abuse or cruelty in San Bernardino County, please contact your local law enforcement agency. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

(Media outlets are encouraged to embed the YouTube file.)  


Additional Links

For more information regarding cockfighting or the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Animal Cruelty Task Force, please visit: http://ow.ly/B6OmG


PICTURED: One of 500+ birds found at the location during a recent raid

Contacts

Christopher Lee
Public Affairs Officer
(909) 382-3665

 

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