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

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– 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.”

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.

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

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