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Riverside County Cockfighting Ring Broken Up

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Fifteen roosters were killed and another 131 euthanized after officials broke up an illegal cockfighting ring in Riverside County on Sunday.

The L.A. Times reports that when officers arrived at the 23800 block of Cowie Avenue near Perris after getting a call about shots being fired, they found what looked like a wooden cockfighting ring, as well as small knives that are attached to birds' legs during fights.

Nearly 100 people tried to flee the scene, reports the Times.