Police zero in on site where chickens fight

Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública These are the spurs that owners of chickens attach to the birds to make them more lethal.

Fuerza Pública officers said they located a chicken-fighting compound in Ciudad Cortés Monday. But officers said they could not enter because the property is private.

Instead they managed to locate 10 injured chickens nearby and confiscated 51 spurs that are used by the bird owners to make their roosters more deadly.

Police did file a complaint with the local courts for animal mistreatment, they said. They also said they filed a compliant with the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal, which has jurisdiction in such matters.

Chicken fighting is a long-time Latin activity. Typically fights are held on Sundays and accompanied by heavy betting and drinking.

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