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"Operation Angry Birds" - Largest cockfighting bust in New York


Three-thousand birds were seized in New York this weekend in the largest cockfighting bust in state history.
70 people were taken into custody and 9 felony arrests were made in "Operation Angry Birds."
   
Officers with the state's organized crime task force raided a cockfight in Queens, a pet shop in Brooklyn, and a farm in upstate Plattekill.
    Cockfighting is a crime in all 50 states.
   
In New York, cockfighting and possession of a fighting bird at a fighting location are felonies.
    The maximum sentence is four years in jail and a fine of 25-thousand dollars.