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Cockfighting found in seven Bay Area counties

By Victoria Schlesinger

New data on cockfighting in California has revealed that in 34 of the state’s 58 counties law enforcement was called regarding the illegal practice, and that some 20,000 fighting birds were found, according to the Humane Society of the United States.  Seven Bay Area counties were among those listed: Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda,...
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Cockfighting on the rise in California

By Alison Hawkes

Cockfighting is becoming more popular in California, perhaps because fines are as little as $1000, less than a winning fight in some cases. Unlike most other states, cockfighting in California carries no felony charge and lawmakers are reluctant to impose one because of state prison crowding. The death of a man last week by...
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