Cedar Hill police busted a large Cockfighting operation in the city this week.  Animal officers were shocked by the sheer number of birds.

Officers spent yesterday scrambling to catch nearly 500 roosters from what police describe as a large cockfighting ring

The sport that pits birds to the death is illegal and can bring two years in jail.  Several people were detained and released.

The birds are so valuable they will be watched by an armed guard until a judge determines their fate.

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