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Cockfighting Raid Leads to 98 Perpetrators Charged!

From SHARK SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
February 2023


Last week, SHARK's drone uncovered a cockfighting location on Little Valley Road in between Maynardville and Sharps Chapel in Tennessee.

On Saturday, Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding and his deputies raided a cockfighting derby in progress and cited 98 perpetrators with crimes related to cockfighting.

Additional fights that had been planned throughout the day were prevented.

Media coverage:

  • 98 people cited in Union County cockfighting ring
  • Cockfighting raid on Saturday in Union County, Tenn. leads to 98 arrests
  • Raid highlights push for tougher cockfighting laws in Tennessee

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