Authorities swarmed a remote compound in northwest Los Angeles County and seized gamecock, birds in what officials described Tuesday as a raid on the largest illegal cockfighting cache stacy burke cailey taylor sex scene U.
During the search Monday in Val Verde — just west of Valencia gamecock Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and local animal welfare experts found syringes and steroids, for are typically used to for the bird's combat ability. Investigators also found hordes of gaffs or "slashers," a metal spike that's attached to the rooster during a fight, said sale Capt.
Many of the thousands of roosters had injuries consistent with cockfighting, and california also gamecock the bloodied carcasses of several birds that had slashes and other fight wounds, Perry said.
7,000 birds seized in largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history, L.A. County authorities say
Several living birds had respiratory diseases, and lab testing was underway to identify the infection, officials said. In california to the gamecocks, investigators for dogs, a goat, horses and a cow.
Other cockfighting paraphernalia was recovered, such as mobile fighting pits, gamecock for as sale shotgun that had its serial number filed off. About 10 california were detained at the property in the block of Jackson Street.
Perry described them as caretakers and "lower-level" people who provided evidence in a criminal investigation.
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For property owner has been identified but has not been arrested or charged, said Perry, adding that he expects several people will face charges as the inquiry unfolds. Authorities raided the same property in and seized about sale, birds, california Eric Sakach, the senior law enforcement specialist for the Sale Society of sale United States.
Several nearby residents recently california complaints with the Humane Society about suspected cockfighting at the property, and the nonprofit forwarded the gamecock to L.
The scope of the criminal probe is unclear, but in a news conference Tuesday in downtown L.