The Civil Guard detained 13 people for the clandestine celebration of cockfighting in the town of Tordesillas (Valladolid)

They were caught red-handed when cockfights were taking place

22 roosters were intervened, four of them bloodied and with wounds of different consideration

The Civil Guard, in the framework of Operation Gallustor, has arrested 13 people, aged between 30 and 58, as alleged perpetrators of a crime related to the Protection of Flora, Fauna and Domestic Animals (Animal Mistreatment). ) for the unjustified mistreatment of fighting chickens.

The events took place last Sunday, June 30, in a ship in the outskirts of the town of Tordesillas (Valladolid), where 22 fighting cocks were intervened, four of which presented wounds of varying importance, totally bloodied, after having participated in fights.
They also intervened 1,000 euros, from bets, which in this type of illegal activity, are being made.
The investigations were initiated within the operation that the Service of Protection of Nature (SEPRONA) of the Civil Guard performs to fight against the organization and execution of clandestine fights of roosters of the race 'Spanish fighter', in which it takes to these animals until death.
The researchers detected a neighbor of Cantabria, dedicated to the breeding of roosters, who was interested in organizing cockfights in the province of Valladolid. Later they intercepted a meeting between several owners of the roosters, called fighting, in a ship in the town of Tordesillas, to perform the fighting and clandestine fights of roosters.
Surprised in fragrance
The researchers observed an influx of people, who carried trasportines for the transfer of animals, to the aforementioned ship.
At the time of hearing the screaming of the participants decided to make the entry, inspection and registration of the premises, where they were caught, in full criminal activity, the 13 people arrested.
Inside the building was installed the reñidero, which had a stopwatch and other instruments used in this type of event. The roosters were placed in drawers and cages and counted up to a total of 22 birds. In addition, they were found useful for handling the spurs of the birds, and thus making them more aggressive.
They are also investigating the possible illegal bets around this type of clandestine activities.
The detainees moved from bordering communities such as Cantabria, Asturias, Segovia and Palencia, as well as Valladolid.
The injured animals were transferred to the Wild Animal Recovery Center (CRAS), dependent on the Junta de Castilla y León, where they received veterinary attention immediately.
The operation was carried out by Seprona, with the support of the Judicial Police and Citizen Security of the Civil Guard Command of Valladolid.
The proceedings, together with the detainees, have been sent to the Court of the Guard of Valladolid and the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Valladolid. The 13 detainees have been released on charges.
For more information you can contact the Press Office of the Civil Guard in Valladolid, telephone 983 29 66 66, ext. 289 and 204


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