Cockfighting

Ernesto, Agustin and Idelio Benitez (credit: Polk County Jail)

3 Brothers Charged In Western Wisconsin Cockfighting Ring

Three brothers are being charged after authorities shut down a bird fighting ring, operating on several farms in western Wisconsin. Investigators charged Ernesto, Augustine and Idelio Benitez Tuesday.

06/03/2015

Ernesto, Agustin and Idelio Benitez (credit: Polk County Jail)

1,200 Birds Rescued From Western Wis. Cockfighting Ring

Wisconsin authorities and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized about 1,200 birds from a cockfighting ring in Polk and St. Croix counties. The ASPCA says law enforcement executed search warrants Tuesday at four western Wisconsin properties, detaining several people.

06/02/2015

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Sheriff: 19 Arrested In Wis. Cockfighting Ring Bust

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says 19 people have been arrested in connection to a cockfighting ring bust Saturday. On Jan. 24 at 1:13 p.m., the sheriff’s office received information of a possible cockfighting event held at a dairy farm located at 1721 315th street in Glenwood, Wisconsin.

01/27/2015

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Warrant Issued For Mpls. Man Suspected Of Cockfighting

A warrant has been issued for a Minneapolis man who was charged with cruelty to animals in connection with a cockfighting ring. Minneapolis Police and Minneapolis Animal Control seized several roosters, chickens, hens and cockfighting paraphernalia from a home at 3502 Newton Ave. N. in Minneapolis on Jan. 10, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.

03/21/2014

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Cockfighting Ring Busted In Mpls. After Tip From Observant Neighbor

Minneapolis police have busted a cockfighting ring on the city’s north side. An anonymous call sent investigators to the 3500 block of Newton Avenue North. A search warrant got them inside, where they found 19 roosters involved in cockfighting.

01/21/2014