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150-plus birds seized at fighting venue in W.Va.

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:15 a.m.
 

OAKVALE, W.Va. — Law enforcement officials who cited two Mercer County brothers for staging cockfights say they seized six fighting roosters and more than 150 birds.

The weekend bust was near Oakvale. Five people in all were cited on misdemeanor charges.

The Beckley Register-Herald reports that chicken coops were under construction at the Mercer County Animal Shelter to house the rescued birds. Fighting birds must be kept separately.

Six injured roosters were also confiscated along with cockfighting materials, such as spurs. The injured birds suffered from punctures and gashes.

 

 
 


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