GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Hundreds of animals were rescued from a major cockfighting operation in Grand Prairie earlier this week, police said.
Police said they executed a search warrant on Tuesday April 27 in the 1400 block of Corral Road and found around 300 roosters, hens and adult chicks believed to have been bred to fight.
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The animals were seized with the help of Grand Prairie Animal Services and the nonprofit Animal Investigation and Rescue.
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Police said they seized gaffs and knives “usually attached to roosters during rooster fights”.
“The detectives also discovered money, numerous drugs, supplements, syringes and other instruments used to turn roosters into fighting birds,” police said in a press release.
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Police said they believed they disrupted an operation estimated at $ 500,000.