2008_08_rooster.jpgThe NYPD raided a cockfighting facility in Cypress Hills yesterday, finding 59 caged birds, steroids, and thousands in cash. The Brooklyn DA's office explained, "There is no ring here, but they were breeding and housing them for the fights." The Daily News reports the birds were found with sharpened claws, "juiced on steroids," and their combs cut or shaved. The suspect claims, "I shave them because the weather is hot." Some neighbors told NY1 said they knew chicks were being raised, but didn't realize why, "When the little chicks hatch, sometimes they ran outside in the front," but others told the News they wouldn't miss the birds' screaming. Animal Control had to euthanize all the birds, except for a hen and four chicks.