By Stephen Ceasar
8:20 PM PST, December 7, 2013
Riverside County officials have euthanized 134 roosters found on a property near the small desert town of Oasis during an investigation into a suspected cockfighting ring, authorities said Saturday.
Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department discovered the roosters, several boxes of blades, a cockfighting ring and a trophy after responding to a report of animal cruelty at the property on Thursday, said Cpl. Joshua Morales, a department spokesman.
The roosters had to be euthanized because they were raised to fight and are too aggressive to enter a normal population, Morales said.
Authorities have yet to find the owner of the roosters and are investigating, Morales said.
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