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Wolcott Police Seize Birds Believed Used In Illegal Cockfights

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Wolcott animals seized (Courtesy Department of Agriculture)

Wolcott animals seized (Courtesy Department of Agriculture)

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) _ Wolcott police have seized about 100 roosters they suspect were used for illegal cockfighting.

Police say the birds showed signs of having been used in fights.

The Republican-American reports the raid was carried out Wednesday on the grounds of the Hillside Equestrian Meadows riding facility. Authorities say the roosters’ cages were on a portion of the property that was rented by two people from New Britain.

No arrests have been made.

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See photos of the raid provided by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

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