Cockfighting Raid Ends With 130 Birds Seized, 3 Arrested

Cockfighting Raid Ends With 130 Birds Seized, 3 Arrested


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Cockfighting Raid Ends With 130 Birds Seized, 3 Arrested
NBC DFW ^ | May 9, 2017

Posted on 05/09/2017 11:32:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Fort Worth police broke up a cockfighting event that ended in the arrests of three men, and 130 birds confiscated, but many had to be euthanized.

Officers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Windowmere Street just after 11 a.m. Sunday.

Police said 95 cocks, 17 hens and 18 chicks were seized. Seventeen recently-dead cocks were also found on the property.

“We humanely euthanized 90 roosters, all who were in some state of suffering,” Diane Covey with the Fort Worth Animal Shelter said via email. “Some of the roosters were still wearing gaffs, they were bleeding from wounds, and/or near death.” Gaffs are the weapons strapped to the roosters’ legs for fighting.

The Humane Society of North Texas told the Star-Telegram it is caring for several hens and chicks. Covey said the city shelter will work worth appropriate rescue organizations to place the rest of the birds.

Officers cited five people and three men were arrested. Police identified the arrested men as Andres Hernandez, 65; Melecio Diaz, 33; and Jorge Orozco-Carmona, 25.

Police say officers found Diaz in possession of 15-20 razor like claws, and during the investigation he admitted to putting three cocks into the ring to fight with other cocks.

Hernandez was also found in possession of several gaffs and slashers.

Orozco-Carmona told police he allowed people to have the cockfight on his property because they had nowhere else to fight, and according to police during the interview he told detectives he charged a $20 entry fee and organizers of the fight also gave him a percentage of the earnings.

Diaz and Orozco-Carmona face state felony cockfighting charges, while Hernandez faces a misdemeanor cockfighting charge.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cockfighting


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To: nickcarraway


To: nickcarraway

Giving the cockfights Americans won’t give.

The bottom guy has Hispanic name but looks damned white to me.

3 posted on 05/09/2017 11:37:18 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

To: nickcarraway

At least it wasn’t Cat Juggling!


To: dp0622

Most Hispanics are white. Hispanic is not a race.

5 posted on 05/09/2017 11:42:02 PM PDT by iowamark

To: iowamark

6 posted on 05/09/2017 11:45:10 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

To: nickcarraway

Bring ICE next time.


To: nickcarraway

Cockfighting Raid Ends With 130 Birds Seized

That’s what you call “choking the chicken”

8 posted on 05/09/2017 11:45:47 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)

To: nickcarraway

Fried chicken this weekend at the Sheriff’s office!!

9 posted on 05/09/2017 11:46:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There’d be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)

To: iowamark

The whole “Race” thing confuses me.

There’s the human race.

Then white, black and asian?

How could humans be a race and then subsets be a race?

Ethnicity is country of origin?

Thanks

10 posted on 05/09/2017 11:46:18 PM PDT by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust Conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

World’s chewiest chicken, most of the time pumped up with antibiotics and what-not for “performance.”

11 posted on 05/09/2017 11:50:32 PM PDT by piasa

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