Authorities break up cockfighting ring at Philadelphia home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say they broke up a cockfighting ring when they raided a Philadelphia home, making nearly two dozen arrests.

Roughly 40 roosters and chickens were found in the home Friday night, including some that were dead.

Authorities say officers chased down several suspects who tried to flee the scene on foot. Four suspects suffered broken ankles when they tried to climb over a 30-foot wall.

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will care for the surviving birds.

Further details about the ring and those arrested were not disclosed. It’s not clear how long the ring may have been operating at the home.

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