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Authorities bust Stone County cock fighting ring, arrest 42

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STONE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Tougher animal cruelty laws hit home this week in Stone County.

Investigators busted what the Sheriff's Department is calling a cock fighting ring.

They said they found 21 dead roosters and 24 live ones, two of them still fighting to the death while an audience watched.

Police arrested 42 people and charged them with misdemeanors. Deputies said they believe the fights are cruel and should carry felony charges.

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