California Rooster Thefts Stir Up Concern
Authorities suspect that the recent thefts of over a dozen roosters from a local animal shelter may be related to a cockfighting operation.
Forty-five roosters were removed from a home in Bakersfield, California, Thursday according to police Lt. Vrad Wahl.
Early Friday morning, two men were stopped near the Bakersfield Animal Shelter by California Highway Patrol Officers. Wahl stated that the men had burlap sacks containing feathers and found cockfighting videos in the car.
The men were released, but the car was impounded.