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Cockfighting bust

Updated: July 17, 2007, 12:45 PM ET
By Kim Minugh | Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. #&151; Authorities disrupted a gruesome cockfighting operation involving as many as 600 birds, some of whose carcasses littered the property.

Officials characterized the bust Wednesday as large in scale and symptomatic of a growing problem, as California's laws against cockfighting lag behind those of neighboring states.

"It's horrifying," said Paul Bruce, a veterinary technician with the Humane Society of the United States as he displayed cockfighting spurs ...

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