An unnamed pizza delivery guy is responsible for putting an end to a huge cockfighting ring in Orlando, Florida. According to the report from Fox News 30, the pizza guy made a delivery to the compound in the middle of a cockfight. He alerted the authorities after he left. Sheriff Grady Judd questioned the intelligence of the perpetrators.
“We really appreciate this pizza delivery driver calling us. Frankly, I can’t understand why someone would ask for a pizza delivery during an illegal cockfight, but (we) are happy to also make house calls. It’s pretty funny when you think about it.”
When the deputies arrived at the location, they found a rooster ring inside a large barn. This prompted them to search the premises further. From there, they found 60 roosters, hens, and small chickens. Some were in cages while others were roaming free. They found a table that is used for trimming rooster spurs. Other paraphernalia was also present, including small boxing gloves to help train the roosters and ceramic spurs that are attached to the rooster to make its strikes more deadly.
Detectives arrested Eliut Juse Serrano Hernandez at the scene. Hernandez admitted that all of the birds found on the property were his. He also admitted to breeding the roosters to fight. Hernandez is being charged with possession of animals for the purpose of fighting or baiting, possession of equipment used for fighting or baiting animals, and leasing a property for the purpose of fighting or baiting animals. These are class three felonies in the State of Florida.
Two others were arrested at the scene. Oscar Feliciano Agudo was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Christiane Ann Moser was arrested on charges of violation of probation, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Neither were charged with anything related to cockfighting.
The Humane Society lists cockfighting as a particular brutal blood sport, and they warn of other crimes that go hand-in-hand with it.
“In a cockfight, two roosters fight each other to the death while people place bets. Cockfighters let the birds suffer untreated injuries or throw the birds away like trash afterwards. Besides being cruel, cockfighting often goes hand in hand with gambling, drug dealing, illegal gun sales and murder.”
It should be noted that cockfighting is still legal in three states, Louisana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
The pizza delivery guy that blew the whistle on this ring has yet to come forward. What do you think about cockfighting? Is it something that should be banned everywhere, or is it too each his own when it comes to these blood sports?