Fifteen men and women were arrested Sunday after Kentucky State Police and Clinton County deputies broke up a cockfight in Clinton County in south-central Kentucky, police said.
According to state police at the Columbia post, troopers were dispatched to Lee's Chapel Road, 5 miles west of Albany, shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday. Police said they received a tip that cockfighting was occurring at a barn.
Finding the battle in progress, officers arrested and charged 15 people with second-degree animal cruelty and second-degree trespassing, according to police.
Authorities also said they confiscated 23 chickens, which were taken away by Clinton County Animal Control.
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Those arrested ranged in age from 19 to 51, police said.
Troopers said the investigation is continuing.