Birds euthanized after Polk County rooster fight busted
14 people arrested after 200-bird rooster fight
Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested 14 people and found about 200 birds at a rooster fight. Officials say all of the birds were euthanized at the scene.
The Lakeland Ledger reports that an anonymous tip led deputies to the in-progress fight on Saturday.
Fourteen people were watching the roosters when deputies arrived.
Deputies found two guns and a large amount of fighting paraphernalia in separate vehicles.
They also found a rooster bath, spur packaging, syringes, medicine, a sparring dummy and about 200 roosters, hens, and chicks in a barn. Two roosters were found tied in sacks, ready to be weighed before a fight
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