MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A warrant has been issued for a Minneapolis man charged with animal cruelty 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. on Jan. 10, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.READ MORE: 5 St. Cloud Bank Employees Unharmed After Hourslong Hostage Ordeal; Ray Reco McNeary In Custody
Chicken carriers, antibiotics, a nail file and a salve with a photo of a chicken on it where also amongst the items seized from the home. Investigators also found bloody carpet remnants.
Animal control workers noted that all of the roosters, including one that was dead, had rounded spurs and were missing a claw – a common feature of roosters used in blood sport. Several also had scars and were missing chest feathers.READ MORE: How Much Is A Mother's Work Worth?
Two cell phones were also seized, including one used by the defendant, 34-year-old Cheng Lor. His phone contained several text messages referring to cockfighting, breeding and sales.
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Lor is currently not in custody.