SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Utah County say they have uncovered a second cockfighting ring less than a week after finding another one.
KSTU-TV reported that the Utah County sheriff’s department said 35 people were arrested or cited last Saturday for participating in a sophisticated cockfighting operation.
Sgt. Spencer Cannon said fighting rings were discovered near Utah Lake in a desolate area in Cedar Valley, about 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.
Authorities discovered two dozen dead roosters and seized 15 live birds from the location.
Another operation was found on May 10. Authorities do not believe the operations are related.