32 charged in Ga. cockfight probe

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 10:48 AM
Last updated 1:09 PM
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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Authorities say 32 people are facing charges in connection with what they describe as a cockfighting ring in south Georgia.

WALB-TV reports that Colquitt and Lowndes county sheriff’s departments, animal control officers and humane society representatives showed up with a search warrant at a property on Georgia Highway 256 in Colquitt County on Saturday.

Colquitt County sheriff’s chief investigator Shannon Hart says the 32 suspects are charged with being a party to cruelty to animals. Hart said the arrests are the result of an investigation that’s been ongoing for about a month.

Names of the suspects were not immediately released.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/10/12 - 10:04 am
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Heh, heh... Chicken fighting

Heh, heh... Chicken fighting is an industry in South Ga. It was going on when I was a teen.

David Parker
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David Parker 07/10/12 - 10:17 am
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I love the Seinfeld where

I love the Seinfeld where Kramer was fighting "Little Jerry". Classic stuff

happychimer
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happychimer 07/10/12 - 10:19 am
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there is nothing funny at all

there is nothing funny at all about cruelty to animals.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 07/10/12 - 11:02 am
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So true Happy, so true!!

So true Happy, so true!!

Sweet son
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Sweet son 07/10/12 - 01:07 pm
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Sorry if I Offended!

My last comment was pulled and it should have been. Sean sometimes gets a bad rap but he is just trying to be fair and keep this forum up for all of us who enjoy it.

I just felt strongly about the topic and wrote more of my feelings in a comment than I should have. Cock fighting, dog fighting and any wilful mistreatment of animals is just cruel!

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