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Property in Surrey, B.C., searched on suspicion of cock fighting

A traditional cock fight is shown in Jagiroad in Gauhati, India on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. The BC SPCA says it executed a warrant at a Surrey property where it suspected cock fighting was taking place.
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October 07, 2019 - 8:30 AM

SURREY, B.C. - The BC SPCA says it executed a warrant at a Surrey property were it suspected cock fighting was taking place.

A spokeswoman says in a statement that the society did not seize any birds from the property during the Saturday search.

Marcie Moriarty says investigators did seize evidence, which they are currently processing to determine if a criminal offence has been committed.

She says it is too early to identify individuals or specific recommendations for charges.

Under the criminal code, it is illegal to participate in the fighting or baiting of birds; as well as in the training, transporting or breeding of birds for fighting purposes.

It is also illegal to build and maintain an arena for animal fighting, or allow one to be established on a property the person owns or occupies.

This story from the Canadian Press was first published on Oct. 6, 2019

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