Fort Worth police say three men face cockfighting-related charges for allegedly operating a betting-on-birds ring in a warehouse.
Animal control officers seized 39 live roosters and some dead birds on Sunday as part of what began as a disturbance call.
A police report says officers also confiscated some cages and sharp devices usually attached to roosters during fights.
Cockfighting is illegal in Texas. Cockfighting offenses in Texas can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a state jail felony.