Record seizure of fighting roosters in Sydney cockfighting ring bust

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RSPCA NSW and NSW Police recently seized more than 540 roosters as investigations continue into the activities of an illegal cockfighting syndicate in Sydney’s south-west. 

This is the largest seizure of fighting roosters ever executed by RSPCA NSW.

Over 540 roosters, cockerels and pullets, as well as cockfighting paraphernalia, were located last week at a property in Horsley Park following the execution of a search warrant by NSW Police.

RSPCA NSW inspectors have since caught and transported the birds from the property to the Sydney shelter and to other emergency accommodation offsite.

A man was detained by police, and spoken to at the property, before being released.  

This follows the seizure of 71 fighting cockerels from a property at Camden Valley Way in Catherine Field on Sunday 13 December 2020, which uncovered a designated cockfighting area and several large sheds used to house fighting birds, as well as metal spikes, spurs and other cockfighting paraphernalia.

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