Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Other Agencies Break Up Splendora Cock Fight Ring

One cockfighting perp.
Another cockfighting perp.

Splendora, February 6 – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office units arrived at the 27300 block of Royal Coach in the Peach Creek subdivision near Splendora to find several Hispanic males scattered running over the top of a rear privacy fence and in all directions. A Sheriff’s vehicle caught one Hispanic male on a roadway who was in possession of cock fighting equipment.

The peace officers detained nine (9) Hispanic males. They arrested three for Participating in Cock Fights, which is a Felony, while a fourth was arrested and charged with Possession of Cock Fighting Equipment. The MCSO, Texas Department of Public Safety, Splendora Police Department, Patton Village Police Department, and Roman Forest Police Department joined in the law enforcement operation.

The remaining five (5) males received citations for being spectators at the event, which is a misdemeanor.

Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden’s personnel assisted MCSO with the seizure of the poultry involved and some additional equipment which Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took into possession.

Cockfighting ritual often involves fights to the death. According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, cockfighting often involves significant pain and suffering to the animals, even if it does not result in their deaths. All fifty states prohibit cockfighting. President George W. Bush signed the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act into law in 2007, which makes cockfighting punishable with up to three years in a federal prison.

Comments

comments

You must be logged in to post a comment Login