One man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and two others were arrested for being spectators at a cockfight in Bethel Island last weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.
Santa Rosa police have discovered what they believe is an illegal cockfighting operation involving about 150 roosters.
The fine for staging a cockfight will double in California under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
More than 50 roosters and cockfighting paraphernalia as well as a bobcat carcass were found during a drug raid of a property in unincorporated Morgan Hill, police said Tuesday.
Marin County officials have euthanized about 400 roosters they believe were being raised for cockfighting on the property of a man who killed himself.
AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. _ (KCBS) 40 people were arrested in Napa County this past weekend and two people were killed in Merced County, all connected to illegal cockfighting.