Cockfighting Ring Busted: Officials

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Dozens of roosters and hens were confiscated by the Pennsylvania SPCA Monday from what officials believed to be a cockfighting ring in North Philadelphia.

About 40 of the birds were taken from a garage near Marshall and Indiana Streets.

The property owner, Jose Rivera, denied the charges claiming he was using the birds to make soup.


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Some of the birds were dressed to fight with their waddles and combs cut off, PSPCA officials said. 

A fighting ring and fight paraphernalia was found in the garage, as well, according to the agents.

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