260 Birds to be Euthanized

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - More than 260 birds confiscated during a bust of a rooster breeding operation in Lee County will have to be euthanized.

The Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday that it had received the order from a judge stating that "no other reasonable accommodations could be made" for the roosters, hens and chicks.

Three men were arrested Tuesday during the bust. Deputies said the suspects told them that they never fought the birds but sold them at top dollar to fighters across the U.S. and in Latin America. Authorities said the birds could have sold for between $500 and $1,500 apiece.

Information from: Naples Daily News, http://www.naplesnews.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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