Deputies find cockfighting operation in Los Osos

May 12, 2017

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Rural Crimes Unit uncovered a cockfighting operation in Los Osos on Thursday. While deputies seized 18 roosters, they did not make any arrests.

Around 8:45 a.m., the rural crimes unit served search warrants at two locations in Los Osos and one in rural Los Osos. Deputies served the warrants in the 1100 block of 6th Street, the 1500 block of 16th Street and the 2300 block of Clark Valley Road.

Investigators found the 18 roosters in a coop at the Clark Valley Road location in rural Los Osos. Deputies identified, photographed and banded the birds. The roosters will be processed for more evidence and will remain with investigators pending the outcome of the investigation and subsequent court action.

Sheriff’s officials plan to file a case with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. The charges may include possession of gamecocks for fighting purposes and possession of implements used to prepare and care for fighting gamecocks.

Gamecocks are used for illegal cockfighting and betting, a sheriff’s office press release states. Individuals involved in the illicit activity groom the roosters for fighting by cutting off their natural spurs and replacing them with graphs, slashers or other sharp instruments designed to inflict fatal wounds on the opposing rooster. Fights often lead to death of one or both gamecocks.

It is unclear if detectives have identified any suspects in the Los Osos cockfighting operation.







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6 Comments

  1. UncleCharlie says:

    It’s not really black and white. The history of cock fighting goes back thousands of years and has cultural and religious significance.

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    • Pelican1 says:

      NO it’s not just black and white. What it is however, is civilized vs uncivilized in a world that we can only HOPE through civility that we can see, ans appreciate the value of humanity and STOP the violence at every turn in the road. We have but ONE life, ONE world, and ONE chance to make things right. let’s not blow it.

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  2. copperhead says:

    Rednecks..who gamble on it. Fun for the whole family.

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  3. Rambunctious says:

    Event Parking signs? At a cock fight? Gee Sheriff what took you so long to find this event? What! did they cut you off of free eggs or something? lol

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  4. circlingthedrain says:

    Who the hell would even want to see this….?

    (14) 18 Total Votes - 16 up - 2 down

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