Dallas Euthanized 77 Roosters Seized From a Pleasant Grove Cockfighting Ring

Categories: Animal Welfare

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Ingmar Zahorsky
Just yesterday, Johnson County officials were boasting of breaking up a cockfight outside Alvarado. It was, by most measures, a respectable bust, with 17 people involved and 97 birds seized.

But Johnson County? Johnson County's got nothing on Pleasant Grove. This morning, as if to one-up their rural colleagues, Dallas police announced a cockfighting bust of their own, this one involving at least 124 roosters.

According to DPD, cops and animal control officers arrived at a house in the 2700 block of Lewiston Avenue on Sunday afternoon to find a collection of vehicles and about 25 people milling about in the back yard. (This is a semi-rural stretch of Pleasant Grove. According to Google Earth, the yard more closely resembles a pasture).

The birds were mostly in cages in the cars. Animal control officers rescued 45 of the roosters. Two were already dead when they arrived. They euthanized 77.

So far, those involved have received only tickets (14) and/or had their cars towed (9). Investigators are interviewing suspects and say additional charges are coming.

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paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

Animal Control Officer 1....breaks up cock fighting ring at 1:00 PM....Euthanizes saved birds at 4:00 PM...Eats chicken raised in horrible conditions fed antibiotics at KFC at 6:00...Community Cheers...how fucked up is our country?

boogerleo
boogerleo

Was a Roost Fila last night - a bit tough! I'd take these criminals out and put them in a cage to fight each other to the death! It would at least get rid of one of these thrill seekers!

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Is it me, or is it a little Ruddski in here?

jonnieengland1
jonnieengland1

Questions:  Why were these criminals simply given citations and not arrested, as the Johnson Country sheriffs did.  And why were the 77 birds euthanized?  Was it done on site because they were so seriously injured they were dying? 

JustSaying
JustSaying

For me, cockfighting has always been what happens if I get a boner when my dick is out of position in jeans.

becoolerifyoudid
becoolerifyoudid

If Dallas were truly world class, the roosters would have been replaced with vegans.  We need a good vegan fighting ring.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

So are Dallas chicken prices down today? I feel like fried chicken tonight.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

The only time I've seen a busted cockring was when the jeweler had to cut mine off.

Oxtail
Oxtail

I know there is a joke about busting cock rings and Johnson in here.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

I suspect the owners of these fighting birds are Latinos, practicing a long and honorable cultural tradition. Why must we force our cultural taboos on them? They're freaking birds for crying out loud.

TexMarine
TexMarine

@paulpsycho78  in your scenario, are the sized birds raised in better conditions than the farmed KFC birds?  I'm asking because the ring that was shut down in my East Dallas neighborhood surely wasn't treating them humanely. Ironically, it was animal control that pulled the trigger on their nuevo enterprise and not code enforcement who received the original half dozen complaints from neighbors.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@TheCredibleHulk

It's an epidemic.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@becooler

Pale, underweight flimsies slapping each other with limp broccoli. We'd rather watch Bill Maher battle Rosie O'Donnel with Al dente spaghetti, or Barack Obama bowl, or...

jonnieengland1
jonnieengland1

@TheRuddSki It's illegal in this state (and in most states in this country), and it's animal cruelty.  There's nothing honorable about that. It's disgusting.

rkm200
rkm200

@TheRuddSki

Sure lets waste some time and money rounding up some poor Latinos, impounding cars …and then have the officials euthanize / kill the birds they “saved from cruelty”??? That’s smart.

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

@TheRuddSki It was my brother who is a personal trainer for Michael Vick who was training Pit Bull's to fight Rooster's until Obamacare came along and fucked everything up.  


Not to mention my mentally ill bi-polar cousin is not able to retrieve his AK-47 because some libtard mornon's will not let him have it even though he has been out of prison for two weeks now. 

Anyway, this is a really ignorant topic.   We should be talking about these progressive bimbo chick's who do nothing but get pregnant so they can abort/MURDER their babies in order to get Wendy Davis elected. 

becoolerifyoudid
becoolerifyoudid

@TheRuddSki Nah, give them eggplants and zucchini and let them bash each other's head in.  Heck, just give them the same razor anklets that the chickens get.

ruddski
ruddski

@jonn

"disgusting" is a community standard. When the community changes, progresses, so will the standards.

America will assimilate. A few decades ago, eating uncooked dead fish was "disgusting" .

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@rkm200

97 birds. That would make a helluva batch of arroz con pollo

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  

A little too right-wing, for me.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@TheCredibleHulk

I've been down at KFC, cheering. Yes, for the breasts, as usual.

But it looks like thighs by a beak - they have a leg up and the nuggets to go the distance. The Pot Pies just make me hungrier.

That is how fucked-up our country is, it's discourgeing, isn't it?

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@kduble

Fella's losing his edge, he's phoning it in, farming it out, it's probably not even his apostrophe. He's becoming a sad parody, and they say the punctuation is the first to go.

kduble
kduble

@LOOKatME-Rudeski  What's really moronic is not knowing how to use an apostrophe.

ruddski
ruddski

@LOOK

When your cousin gets his weapon back, he'll be able to shoot penguins AND polar bears.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@kduble

Especially when some passive-aggressive type gets his hands on the bubble wrap.

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