North County cock fighting ring broken up

RAINBOW (CNS) – Six people were fined in connection with a cock fight encampment found in the Rainbow area Sunday, according to the sheriff's department.

More than 200 birds were housed at the encampment on Rainbow Glen Road, just west of Interstate 15 in Rainbow, said Lt. Jim Walker of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Most of the birds that were found were too aggressive to be placed in homes, so the birds will be euthanized, San Diego Animal Control Lt. Harold Holmes told a local TV station.

Holmes said boxes of knives or “slashers” that are attached to the talons of sparring birds were also found on the property.

Six people were fined in connection with the cock fight encampment, and some may face charges, according to the sheriff's department.

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