Connecticut police bust up a massive interstate canary-fighting ring
Police said 150 birds were seized in a canary-fighting investigation in Shelton on Sunday.
Police said canaries and saffron finches were seized and 19 people were arrested at a Ripton Road address.
“There was 100 canaries fighting, and they were betting on them ‘til they were dead. It’s absolutely shocking,” said neighbor Marion Sega.
Police said they served a search warrant at the home after receiving a tip that an illegal bird fight involving 150 canaries and finches was scheduled to take place on Sunday.