Man arrested for cock fighting in Indiana residential neighborhood

An Indiana family was suspected of running a cock fighting ring and we’re busted this morning by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept.

So far only one arrest has been made and two children have been removed from the home.

Authorities and an animal rescue organization were on the scene to aid in the placement and transportation of over 200 hens and roosters.

Cocking fighting is a serious criminal offense in the United States and could carry prison time for attendees who spectate on the activity.

Adults who are caught bringing children to a cock fight event could  earn up to three years behind bars for being a minor.

The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act is the federal law that made it a crime for state and national borders.

A recent 2008 Animal Welfare Act added provisions to tighten the law to include dog and other animal organized fighting.

Authorites were most surprised by the amount of animals the homeowner possessed in a predominately residential area.

Cocking fighting is typically found in rural environments.

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