On Sunday May 14 at approximately 11:25 am, Deputies responded to a cockfight in Gilroy. Upon their arrival, Deputies observed a group of six men around pens known to house fighting roosters.
Deputies located two dead roosters that were apparently involved in the cockfight. Animal control was called out to dispose of the birds.
Six males were cited and released for being present at a cockfight.
Cockfighting is a blood sport in which two or more specially bred birds, known as gamecocks, are placed in an enclosure to fight, for the primary purposes of gambling and entertainment. A cockfight usually results in the death of one of the birds; sometimes it ends in the death of both.