Cops seize suburban cocks

Categories: Animals

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​For Minnesotans looking to find a little cock-on-cock action, life got a little harder this week.

Police raided a farm in Lino Lakes on Sunday after a tip that cockfighting was going on there, and found hundreds of caged birds. The facility is the largest such operation uncovered in the area in recent years, according to the Animal Humane Society.

Some of the cocks seized by the police had injuries suggesting they had recently been in the ring. Police arrested Youa Chang Vang, who owns the farm, and charged him with possession of an animal for fighting purposes. If found guilty, Vang could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Eight other people thought to have watched a cockfight were also arrested. According to the complaint, one of the men told police he had watched fights at the facility several times.

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