Cockfighting Targeted In Sacramento County

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 6, 2009

Pat Clarebout heads the county’s Animal Care and Regulations Department. 

“It’s something that’s been going on for many years. These are situations that can be dealt with and have been dealt with by other counties in a proactive manner. And that’s what we’re trying to do with this ordinance.” 

Clarebout says the ordinance would also help cut down the risk of spreading Avian Diseases. Supervisor Don Nottoli says people who keep chickens as pets or for eggs shouldn’t be impacted.

“We have a problem out there and I think we need to deal with it. And if you’re a legitimate operator I think that this ordinance has plenty of room for 4H, hobbyists.” 

Right now, there are no limits on the amount of roosters someone can own in Sacramento County.