Inside Honolulu reports:
It looks like Honolulu will no longer pay a company that supports cockfighting to wrangle feral chickens and crowing roosters around Oahu.
According to the Human Society, the city and county of Honolulu decided not to renew its $60,000 a year contract with Royos Farms, a group the Humane Society says has proven ties to cockfighting.
Here are a couple of stories that explore those connections, one from a 2008 edition of the Honolulu Advertiser and another from a 2010 Hawaii News Now report.
A spokesperson for the Human Society said the new contractor will be Animal Haven, Inc., a nonprofit that’s listed purpose is to prevent cruelty to animals.
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