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.
Those arrested ranged in age from 19 to 51, police said.
Troopers said the investigation is continuing.