VegNews Daily

Cockfighting Crackdown: Largest in NY History

Thousands of chickens were rescued and numerous suspects were taken into custody after authorities brought down a major New York cockfighting ring.

Last weekend, federal and state authorities undertook “Operation Angry Birds”—the largest cockfighting ring bust in New York’s history. Starting on Saturday evening, police raided a cockfight in Queens, where attendees wagered thousands of dollars while razor-clad birds who were administered performance enhancing drugs, fought to the death. Several people who owned the birds and forced them into combat were charged with animal cruelty. The police also raided a pet shop in Brooklyn, where they found cockfighting equipment like spurs, tape, and dummy roosters, along with 30 birds whose bodies were altered for fighting conditions, having wattles removed from their heads and feathers plucked from their chests, reports The New York Daily News. Finally, a 90-acre farm in upstate New York was raided, and a rescue effort by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals discovered approximately 3,000 birds who were used for fighting.

Photo credit: NBC

 Comments

Indian State Bans Consumption of Beef

In landmark legislation, the sale and consumption of beef has been banned in India's second largest state.
Read More »

Vegan Street Fair Comes to Los Angeles City Streets

Annual outdoor food festival takes over Hollywood streets.
Read More »

James and Suzy Cameron's Elementary School Goes Vegan

MUSE school officially goes plant-based this fall.
Read More »

US Government: Eat a Plant-Based Diet

Federal committee hopes to “transform the food system” with new guidelines.
Read More »

New Study: Vegan Diet Benefits Childhood Obesity

Research shows that a plant-based diet helps children lose weight and lower risk of heart disease.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »