Cockfighting at the Agana Heights Mayor's Office has stopped temporarily until organizers obtain the necessary permits to host the weekly events. (Agana Heights is one of the nineteen villages in the United States territory of Guam.)
Concerns had been raised about the trash and dead chickens that were left at the mayor's office last week, Kuam reports.
Organizers, who are raising money for baseball teams and the Little League World Series, were under the impression that they did not need a permit, only the mayor's permission.
The mayor's office staff confirms that the cockfights have stopped and organizers have submitted a request to host the events twice a week through August as a fundraising effort.
Cockfighting is still legal in the United States Territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. (Video of Guam Cockfighting is in English.)