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Authorities Say Three Arrested, Nearly 200 Roosters Seized In Ventura County Cockfighting Operation

(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)
Some of the roosters seized by authorities in what they say was a cockfighting operation

Three men have been arrested after Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say they broke up a cockfighting operation.

Authorities received word that there might be a cockfighting ring operating in the Oak View area.

Investigators got a search warrant, and conducted a raid yesterday morning. They arrested three Oak View men and seized about 200 roosters which had been trained for cockfighting.

They also confiscated some cockfighting instruments like little knives which are attached to the birds so they can seriously injure or kill their opponents.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.