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August 4, 2011

San Diego County looks to curb cockfighting

A week after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law two animal protection reforms, San Diego County will seek to curb illegal cockfighting by limiting the number of roosters residents are allowed to keep on their property. A steady drumbeat of raids on cockfighting operations has demonstrated that the illicit blood sport remains a problem in rural areas of the county despite the efforts of law enforcement, said John Carlson, deputy director of the Department of Animal Services. Supervisor Dianne Jacob said the draft ordinance before the board Tuesday was only a starting point. Read More

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