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Cockfighting Operation Raided in Dallas
NBC DFW ^ | Sat, Dec 18, 2010 | ELVIRA SAKMARI

Posted on 12/18/2010 5:00:38 PM PST by nickcarraway

Dallas police broke up an alleged cockfighting operation in Southeast Dallas Saturday.

The Humane Society of the United States supplied undercover cockfighting video to police that led to the raid at a large run-down building.

"Today we found scores of roosters who had been brought to fight to the death with knives tied to their legs," said John Goodwin with the HSUS said in a news release. "Many birds injured in the fights were simply thrown in a pile and left to slowly die. We commend the Dallas Police Department for their quick and efficient action to shut down this cockfighting pit."

Dallas police arrested several people, and said others may later face charges related to Saturday's raid. Dallas Animal Control seized approximately 100 roosters during the raid.

Dallas police said many people at the cockfight were released without charge because Texas is one of only six states where it's legal to attend a cockfight, possess birds used for cockfighting, and possess cockfighting weapons. The HSUS said it supports efforts to strengthen cockfighting laws in Texas to close the loophole in existing laws, since admission fees and gambling dollars fuel the activity.

Engaging in the act of cockfighting is a felony in Texas. First and second time offenders may face from 180 days to 2 years in state jail with a $10,000 fine, while third time offenders may face 2 to 10 years with a $10,000 fine.

The Humane Society offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in illegal animal fighting. Anyone with information about animal fighting is asked to call 877-TIP-HSUS (847-4787). Tipsters’ identities will be protected.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; cockfighting; cocks; roosters

1 posted on 12/18/2010 5:00:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Never bring Barney’s Frank to a cockfight.


2 posted on 12/18/2010 5:02:27 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: nickcarraway

Seriously, though, there’s little difference between this perverted pastime and what Michael Vick did.


3 posted on 12/18/2010 5:04:14 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone check papers? Bet it was all illegals...


4 posted on 12/18/2010 5:05:31 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: nickcarraway

If only these folks would join the US military “cockfighting” would now be OK thanks to the traitors in the senate.


5 posted on 12/18/2010 5:06:38 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: nickcarraway
"First and second time offenders may face from 180 days to 2 years in state jail with a $10,000 fine, while third time offenders may face 2 to 10 years with a $10,000 fine."

Or, they could just save the US taxpayer a whole lot of needless expense, and driver their asses to the border and make them walk back home, with guns pointed at their backs.

I'm guessing these cockfights are taking place in the stately neighborhoods surrounding Highland Park. This has frito-bandito written all over it. Does that make me a bigot?

6 posted on 12/18/2010 5:11:03 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: nickcarraway

They should hang the bastards !

God,the cruelty.


7 posted on 12/18/2010 5:11:34 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

There is no excuse for people like this. Hang’em high!


8 posted on 12/18/2010 5:13:02 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: OldDeckHand

Never understood the outcry over Cockfighting.

Very basal animals who if not fought would wind up in stew anyway, what is the problem here again?

Add in the 100 or so roosters that were seized wind up being destroyed anyway, and ????


9 posted on 12/18/2010 5:14:08 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: nickcarraway

Here I thought this was another story on DADT.


10 posted on 12/18/2010 5:15:04 PM PST by JoSixChip (America is dieing, Let's face it, your not going to do anything about it and nether am I.)
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To: Mears

Yea, lets let them come hear ILLEGALLY in droves, but they better not kill their chickens, that is wrong.
That’s like breaking a law or something/S
Selective enforcement of the law.
“ANIMAL FARM”
Read it......


11 posted on 12/18/2010 5:15:40 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: nickcarraway
People who engage in activities like this should be deprived of their cocks.

And then sent back to whatever 3rd world hellhole they crawled out of in the first place.

12 posted on 12/18/2010 5:27:51 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: neodad

>>Bet it was all illegals...<<

I hope you didn’t bet the house because you’d lose everything.


13 posted on 12/18/2010 5:28:37 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: padre35

For whatever reason, the MSM (and by incorporation the general public) sees more evil in the abuse of roosters and pit bulls than they do the abuse of young human beings.


14 posted on 12/18/2010 5:31:05 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: padre35

Yeah. Don’t really believe cockfighting should be illegal. The good fighting roosters are treated better than the farm ones that end up on the dinner table.


15 posted on 12/18/2010 5:31:14 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: neodad

“Anyone check papers? Bet it was all illegals...”

In Republico Tejas?


16 posted on 12/18/2010 5:31:59 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like more of that “multiculturalism” bull**** to me.


17 posted on 12/18/2010 5:32:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: neodad

“Anyone check papers? Bet it was all illegals...”

That was my first thought too.


18 posted on 12/18/2010 5:35:03 PM PST by Walvoord
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To: padre35
"Never understood the outcry over Cockfighting."

Yeah, I'm not going to lose any sleep over two rooster engaged in mortal combat.

BUT, I do understand the public nuisance and health concerns, not to mention the collateral crime that surrounds these kinds of events. Chickens are filthy animals. I don't think it does a local, suburban neighborhood any good having loud, filthy animals around.

I'm a part-time resident of the Miami area. Just a few months ago, my wife was driving down a large, 4-lane road and chicken hit her windshield, cracking the windshield. Chickens are all over Miami. It's ridiculous.

Keep chickens where they belong - in ovens and deep fryers.

19 posted on 12/18/2010 5:38:55 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
Yeah, I'm not going to lose any sleep over two rooster engaged in mortal combat.

I remember seeing cockfighting arenas, like a stadium, for this in the Dominican Republic.
20 posted on 12/18/2010 5:44:00 PM PST by aruanan
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To: neodad
Many but not all would be illegals it seems. There have been ongoing bust in North Texas for sometime now.

Large Texas Cockfighting Bust: 100 out of 176 uspects Illegal Immigrants, Parker County, 1-4-2010

Alleged fighting ring raided in Navarro County, Texas, 2-7-2010

Roosters rescued from elaborate cockfighting ring in Dallas County, 4-9-2010

21 posted on 12/18/2010 5:46:59 PM PST by deport
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To: nickcarraway

We know that dogs feel pain ... but do chickens?

Read this interesting story published in Life magazine many years ago about Mike the Headless Chicken.

Link: http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org


22 posted on 12/18/2010 6:03:38 PM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: nickcarraway
Saw a few cockfights on the farm...their talons are vicious weapons and they will fly at you feet first and do a good rip job on a human....I got rid of all roosters except one. Also cut down on the crowing that went on before the sun came up...

Had one banty rooster who's talons would get so long he walked funny to keep from ripping his own legs up...that's when I could catch him and cut the talons back. By the time they grew out again, they would be needle sharp again, catch again and clip again...if he saw me with the big net, he'd run, but could always be caught when he went to roost. They go into a stupor at night and you can pick them up off the roost....

23 posted on 12/18/2010 6:11:23 PM PST by goat granny
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To: padre35
I'm sure not going to get worked up over some chickens. However, there is a difference between killing chickens for food, and torturing them for the fun of it.
24 posted on 12/18/2010 6:25:11 PM PST by kara37
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To: Mears

“They should hang the bastards !”

I could care less. They are birds.


25 posted on 12/18/2010 6:33:13 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Since you “could” care less, you better get right on it.
I figured Chicken George had died long ago.


26 posted on 12/18/2010 6:51:00 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: nickcarraway

The illegals hurting the birds for bets, that Americans refuse to hurt.

Sick society. It’s just one of the basest, lowest, vile things people can do to other living things.


27 posted on 12/18/2010 6:52:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: kara37

Disagree, chickens are literally dunked in boiling water before being decapitated en masse’ at a poultry processing plant, this after living an existence that at best can be called “subsistence” at best.

Compared to a “life” as a game cock?

You tell me.


28 posted on 12/18/2010 7:01:52 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: padre35
Where are they dunked in boiling water before they are decapitated?

Most of the plants I have heard of use electric shock to render them unconscious before they cut their throats. However, I would agree that they are treated far worst during their lives than the way they are killed.

In fact, I just read an article about pushing for gassing chickens first instead of electric shock.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/22/business/22chicken.html?_r=1

I like to think that my farm animals have a good life before we use them for food. Their deaths are quick or instant. I sure see a lot of gross things living on a farm, but I still really hate to see anything suffer. We just snap the necks of our chickens and then boil them. I never heard of it the other way around. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if some personal farms did that, but I really can't imagine a processing plant killing that way.

29 posted on 12/18/2010 7:55:15 PM PST by kara37
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To: nascarnation

Many people think that BOTH are wrong.


30 posted on 12/18/2010 8:57:13 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: kara37

The hot water bath makes them easier to pluck rapidly.

Compared to a life, or death, once every couple of weeks or months and having relative freedom to move around and breed etc?

That to me is why I don’t have a real problem with cockfighting per se, though I wouldn’t attend one..:D


31 posted on 12/18/2010 9:18:13 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: nickcarraway

Did the Eagles trade Michael Vick?


32 posted on 12/18/2010 9:49:07 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Barack Obama = The Captain Norman Dike of presidents)
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To: padre35

I know that it makes them easier to pluck. I boil them myself, but they are already dead.


33 posted on 12/18/2010 10:04:49 PM PST by kara37
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To: padre35

I second that. The law just can’t tax it, so it’s illegal. They can’t control the gambling....therefore they can’t tax it.

I heard some news reports that cockfighters were training roosters to fight,,./?? I never knew roosters had to be trained to fight and...how would a human train one? Jump up and down flailing his arms...kicking his legs out...that’s funny.

Roosters are born to fight...if they are raised for breeding purposes they need to be kept apart.

These chicken fighters in this article are not illegal Mexicans.They are white men that love the gaming sport. Just like some people love football and are at every game. these guys range from many southern states...they raise these birds feed ‘em protein experiment in breeding and keep ‘em in good shape.

Puerto Rico and other countries have no problem w/the sport.
It’s a way of making a living for some down there. I worked down there for 2 months...I had to pass a cockfight ring on the way home from work everyday. There were not many times
that I did not stop. It’s a lot of fun.


34 posted on 12/18/2010 11:15:45 PM PST by bobaloobob
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To: padre35; All

People complain about how terrible and inhumane a cockfight is ....but they damn sure will not miss the UFC fights where they are beating and kicking each other in the head and face. Human beings have died from UFC fights...w/like...can you say BRAIN DAMAGE?

Most people on here have never been to or seen a cockfight before in their life...but they are the ones that rant and rave and raise hell about how awful it is. But they know absolutely nothing...they’ve never seen one.

Wonder if they’d try to stop two 10 point bucks from fighting each other?


35 posted on 12/18/2010 11:33:07 PM PST by bobaloobob
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To: bobaloobob
“Wonder if they’d try to stop two 10 point bucks from fighting each other?”

Interesting that you would bring that up. The buck's here in West TX are beat up and cut up, I've already found 3 dead ones by the pond's. The rut's just about over and the buck's have been fighting hard, most have busted tines/mainbeam’s and walking stiff from injuries. Many of the doe's will die simply from exhaustion, I've seen as many as five buck's chasing one doe. It's not the way National Geographic paint’s it, It's down right brutal.

I wonder how

36 posted on 12/19/2010 4:33:52 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: JoSixChip

Same here maybe it was?.


37 posted on 12/19/2010 4:56:00 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Dusty Road

we like to think we are helping nature and we do...because we disrupt it...just being people. Nature naturally takes care of itself and sometimes we make big booboo’s when we help.


38 posted on 12/19/2010 6:49:52 AM PST by bobaloobob
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To: goat granny

should not have put down talons, its their spurs that are deadly....re post 23.....senile goat granny ...


39 posted on 12/19/2010 9:03:02 AM PST by goat granny (Great dad's are a blessing to son's but more so to daughters...)
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