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PD: Brothers arrested for Christmas cockfights in Phoenix yard

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Two brothers have been arrested for allegedly running at least three cockfights on Christmas in a Phoenix yard they were renting.

The Phoenix Police Department spokesman Officer James Holmes said they received a complaint of animal cruelty in the area of 6400 South Seventh Street about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday and the responding officer found about a dozen people cheering on two roosters as they fought.

The investigation showed Jesus Avalos, 24, and Ademir Avalos, 20, were renting the backyard of the home to breed chickens for sale in Mexico.

The men admitted at least three cockfights happened on the property but denied the birds belonged to them.

The Arizona Humane Society seized 132 roosters and hens from the property.

The Avalos were booked into jail on three counts each of cruelty to animals by cockfighting.

Holmes said the investigation into the homeowner will be submitted for prosecution.

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