Horacio Quiroga

70-100 birds rescued at cockfight bust

Petronila, TX

July 24, 2006

On Tuesday, July 24th, Nueces Animal Control and Houston SPCA rescued an estimated 70 to 100 birds from the home of Horacio Quiroga, 62, who officials stated used his barn to let hundreds of spectators watch as roosters fought to the death.  The fighting ring showed signs of dried bloodstains.

(Photo courtesy of KRIS-TV6)

SPCA Representative Heidi Brasher stated that cockfighting is not a spectator sport to bring children and families to.  It is cruelty to animals.