Skip to comments.Cockfighting Operation Raided in Dallas
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.
Never bring Barney’s Frank to a cockfight.
Seriously, though, there’s little difference between this perverted pastime and what Michael Vick did.
Anyone check papers? Bet it was all illegals...
If only these folks would join the US military “cockfighting” would now be OK thanks to the traitors in the senate.
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?
They should hang the bastards !
There is no excuse for people like this. Hang’em high!
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 ????
Here I thought this was another story on DADT.
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.
And then sent back to whatever 3rd world hellhole they crawled out of in the first place.
>>Bet it was all illegals...<<
I hope you didn’t bet the house because you’d lose everything.
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.
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.
“Anyone check papers? Bet it was all illegals...”
In Republico Tejas?
Sounds like more of that “multiculturalism” bull**** to me.
“Anyone check papers? Bet it was all illegals...”
That was my first thought too.
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.
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.
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....
“They should hang the bastards !”
I could care less. They are birds.
Since you “could” care less, you better get right on it.
I figured Chicken George had died long ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many people think that BOTH are wrong.
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
Did the Eagles trade Michael Vick?
I know that it makes them easier to pluck. I boil them myself, but they are already dead.
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.
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?
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
Same here maybe it was?.
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.
should not have put down talons, its their spurs that are deadly....re post 23.....senile goat granny ...
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