11 dead roosters found at cockfighting scene

Published 11-27-2018

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say they found 11 dead roosters and one that had to be euthanized when they raided a cockfighting event in eastern Nebraska.

Nebraska Humane Society officials and Cass County deputies went to a farm near Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl) on Saturday after receiving a tip about a cockfighting event there. Deputies arrested 32 people on suspicion of participating, viewing or promoting cockfighting.

Society employees and deputies also found hundreds of hook-shaped razor blades inside the barn about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Omaha. The blades are attached to the birds' feet so they can slash opposing birds as owners and spectators cheer and exchange wagers.

The society's Mark Langan says it's taking eight employees to properly care for the 186 roosters seized.

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