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by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes.

A large scale, three-part raid, “Operation Angry Birds”, yielded more than 70 arrests of cockfighters and involved hundreds of cops and Department of Homeland Security officers, saving thousands of birds. The raid will go down in history as the largest cockfighting bust ever.

An individual involved in the illegal and inhumane activity came forward with the information that lead to the massive takedown. Authorities reported that the roosters were fitted with razor-sharp spurs to tear each other to shreds and pumped with performance enhancing drugs as spectators watched, drinking alcohol and unaffected by the cruelty.

The action started in Queens on Saturday when undercover officers staked out the cockfighting event, watching customers pay to enter the basement of horrors. After the stakeout, the officers raided a Brooklyn pet store where the birds were allegedly being supplied from. Finally, a farm was busted in Plattekill where it is believed that the birds were raised and then sent to multiple states in the North East to fight.

Hopefully, this sends out the message that all animals matter and cruelty, even for “sport”, will not be tolerated.

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About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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