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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES - In this image released on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, authorities in Marlboro County, South Carolina, broke up an active cockfight on March 28, 2015, resulting in the arrest of 27 suspected cockfighters and the rescue of 122 gamefowl and one emaciated dog with 10 pups. The Humane Society of the United States was called in to assist the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division with the operation, and Carolina Waterfowl Rescue removed the animals to a safe location. The birds were found in various conditions, and four had to be euthanized due to their injuries. The raid, which occurred in the overnight hours, was the result of an investigation after authorities discovered the venue was used to stage cockfights. Suspected cockfighting paraphernalia and an undetermined amount of cash were also seized.  In this image, a volunteer with South Carolina Waterfowl Rescue holds an injured bird after it’s rescued from the cockfight. (Chris Keane/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

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