What will become of the fighting cocks that were confiscated, south of Eudora? Will they be available for purchase or adoption?
The 169 birds confiscated Nov. 17 from an alleged cockfighting operation 7 miles south of Eudora were euthanized under the direction of a local veterinarian, a sheriff’s spokesman said. “One of the tragedies of cockfighting is that the birds are bred for viciousness and routinely given steroids and other drugs to heighten aggression,” said Sgt. Steve Lewis. “This sort of abuse makes the roosters unsafe for incorporating into existing poultry flocks.” Lewis said the county obtained a court order for the birds to be humanely euthanized on the advice of animal experts from The Humane Society of the United States.