LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The man charged with running a cockfighting ring in La Crosse County is headed to trial.

A La Crosse County Judge found probable cause to send the case against Nhia Vang, 54, to trial.

He's charged with instigating fights between animals as well as training and keeping animals for fighting. At a court hearing today Vang's attorney argued he used the area to prepare the birds for slaughter.

The judge says that may be true, but based on the conditions of the birds and the location there is enough evidence for trial.