A cockfighting operation in Omaha was raided Sunday. Nebraska Humane Society’s Vice President of Field Operations Mark Langan says they received a tip that there was an operation being run out of a house near 42nd and H Street. He says they located 20 roosters that were being used in the cockfighting operation. They were found in a hot backyard shed and the roosters were in individual cramped cages.
Langan says, “It is hard to rationalize why anyone would want to be involved in cockfighting. I know there is a large amount of wagering in this blood sport crime. It defies logic why anybody would get involved in something like this.”
38 year old Jose Torres was booked on felony cockfighting charges. More arrests are pending. Langan says in all his years with the Humane Society this is his first with a cockfighting operation. He hopes this sends a strong message that this type of animal cruelty will not be tolerated.