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  • Cockfighting Raid Ends With 130 Birds Seized, 3 Arrested

    05/09/2017 11:32:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | May 9, 2017
    Fort Worth police broke up a cockfighting event that ended in the arrests of three men, and 130 birds confiscated, but many had to be euthanized. Officers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Windowmere Street just after 11 a.m. Sunday. Police said 95 cocks, 17 hens and 18 chicks were seized. Seventeen recently-dead cocks were also found on the property. "We humanely euthanized 90 roosters, all who were in some state of suffering," Diane Covey with the Fort Worth Animal Shelter said via email. "Some of the roosters were still wearing gaffs, they were bleeding from...
  • Cockfighters reap Year of Rooster bonus in Thailand

    01/29/2017 9:29:10 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 29, 2017 | natasha howitt
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Prized birds faced off in front of thousands of spectators at a stadium near Thailand's capital on Sunday as celebrations for the Year of the Rooster brought a windfall for some. Although cockfighting is banned in many countries on grounds of animal cruelty, it is a lucrative business in Thailand as well as a popular pastime. Sunday's top bird sold for over $70,000. "This year is a very good year for us. It's the year of the golden rooster. The value of the roosters has gone up," said Banchej Changyai, 55, who was running the contest south...
  • Help Matt Bevin in his KY Senate challenge to Mitch McConnell, Election Day May 20, 2014

    05/16/2014 10:23:35 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 14 replies
    Matt Bevin for US Senate ^ | May 16, 2014 | Steelers6
    »Upcoming Events 17 May Fountain Run BBQ Festival May 17, 9:30 a.m. CT Main St. Fountain Run, KY Part of the ‘New Generation of Leadership’ Bus Tour view this event 17 May Bus Stop at the Columbia Public Square May 17, 12:15 p.m. CT Public Square, Columbia, KY view this event 17 May Liberty, KY Bus Stop May 17, 4:00 p.m. ET Sweet Beans Stop, 543 Middleburg Road, Liberty, KY view this event 17 May Mercer County Lincoln Dinner May 17, 6 p.m. ET Anderson-Dean Park, 1501 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg, KY view this event 18 May Maifest 2014 May 18,...
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • Biggest cockfighting bust in New York history nets 3,000 birds

    02/10/2014 8:09:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 10, 2014
    Nine people were arrested and some 3,000 fighting roosters and hens rescued when New York authorities busted a cockfighting ring they said was one of the biggest ever uncovered in the United States. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the arrests and said in a statement: "Cockfighting is a cruel, abusive and barbaric practice that tortures animals, endangers the health and safety of the public and is known to facilitate other crimes."
  • Armed Bird at Cockfight Kills Man in Calif.

    02/08/2011 8:21:56 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    DELANO, Calif. -- A Central California man who was at a cockfight died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb, officials confirmed Monday. Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, of Lamont, was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he was injured in neighboring Tulare County on Jan. 30, the Kern County coroner said. An autopsy concluded Ochoa died of an accidental "sharp force injury" to his right calf. Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said it was unclear if a delay in seeking medical attention contributed to Ochoa's death.
  • Man killed by fighting rooster

    02/04/2011 8:50:54 PM PST · by speciallybland · 76 replies · 6+ views
    Bakersfield Now ^ | 02/04/2011 | Eyewitness News
    EARLIMART, Calif. — A Lamont man was killed earlier this week by a chicken. Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, was stabbed by a knife attached to the leg of a fighting rooster, the Kern County coroner's office said Friday.
  • Cockfighting Operation Raided in Dallas

    12/18/2010 5:00:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Sat, Dec 18, 2010 | ELVIRA SAKMARI
    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...
  • Puerto Rico legislator: Ban cockfighting in the island

    10/14/2010 8:46:16 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Primera Hora (Spanish-language article) ^ | October 14, 2010 | Nydia Bauzá
    (English-language translation) A bill announced yesterday by Representative Melinda Romero Donnelly to establish Puerto Rico's first animal registry including pit bulls and paso fino walking horses but not fighting cocks got off on the wrong foot. The legislator said she does not consider cockfighting a sport or a cultural tradition, but rather "abuse" and maintained she will not allow "legalizing an illegal practice such as this one". However, Recreation & Sports Department Secretary Henry Neumann said the bill "is political suicide" and that "it will never be approved". Neumann indicated that cockfights are regulated by the Cockfighting Commission and that...
  • Ann Coulter: MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS: COCKFIGHTING AND SAME-SEX PROMS (Ban Either?)

    05/26/2010 3:33:41 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies · 1,444+ views
    Ann Coulter.Com ^ | May 26, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS: COCKFIGHTING AND SAME-SEX PROMSMay 26, 2010 Watching TV this week, at first I thought Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul had flown a commercial jet into the World Trade Center. But then it turned out that he had only said there ought to be discussion about whether federal civil rights laws should be applied to private businesses. This allowed the mainstream media to accuse Paul of being a racist. Twisting a conservative's words in order to accuse him of racism was evidently more urgent news than the fact that the attorney general of the United States admitted last...
  • Pro-cockfighting resolution in Hawaii

    03/30/2010 3:09:16 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 666+ views
    upi ^ | March. 30, 2010
    HONOLULU, - The Hawaii House Cultural Affairs Committee has passed two resolutions urging the state Legislature to support cockfighting as a cultural activity. The committee held a hearing Monday attended by about 60 supporters of cockfighting, which has been illegal in Hawaii since 1884, and passed resolutions that supported the practice, but did not amount to legalization, KITV, Honolulu, reported Tuesday. "I am sick and tired of them calling us a bunch of hoodlums when we are doing what we enjoy doing," Lloyd Marshall of Waianae said at the hearing. The Hawaiian Humane Society, the Humane Society of the United...
  • NFL urged to include animal-fighting ban (but Goodell is too busy blocking Rush from owning a team)

    10/18/2009 6:23:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 799+ views
    upi ^ | 10/18/2009 | upi
    An international animal-protection group says the NFL should add dogfighting and cockfighting to its list of banned activities. Dogfighting is a crime in all 50 states and cockfighting is illegal in 48 states. In Defense of Animals has sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to add both activities to the "criminal offense" section of the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
  • LA passes law limiting roosters to 1 per household

    09/22/2009 4:47:07 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 33 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 2009-09-22 | (AP)
    LOS ANGELES — The chickens have come home to roost for Los Angeles city dwellers who keep roosters. The City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that — with few exceptions — allows only one rooster per property. It was spurred by complaints over noise and hygiene and concerns over illegal cockfighting. Janice Hahn, who authored the bill, says it will give residents of her district some peace and quiet.
  • LA passes law limiting roosters to 1 per household

    09/23/2009 11:21:54 AM PDT · by craum · 48 replies · 2,057+ views
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2009 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chickens have come home to roost for Los Angeles city dwellers who keep roosters. The City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that—with few exceptions—allows only one rooster per property. It was spurred by complaints over noise and hygiene and concerns over illegal cockfighting. Janice Hahn, who authored the bill, says it will give residents of her district some peace and quiet. Neighborhoods from the harbor to the San Fernando Valley are sometimes annoyed by concerts from crowing roosters. Real estate developer Michael Mekeel says tenants of his Panorama City development have had to turn...
  • Cock-fighting ring busted in Pierce County (WA)

    09/18/2009 3:35:56 PM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies · 1,153+ views
    KAPOWSIN, Wash. - Investigators from Seattle police and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department say they've busted a cock-fighting ring operating in southeastern Pierce County. Investigators seized more than 50 roosters at the suspected cock-fighting operation near Kapowsin Friday. Investigators from several agencies are raiding a property in the 32400 block of Meridian Avenue East near the small town of Kapowsin where the alleged ring operated, said Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer. Sheriff's SWAT and Meth Lab teams entered the property Friday to serve search warrants. So far, they've recovered 51 cocks and are rounding up more birds, said...
  • NM cockfighters file $77M lawsuit in federal court

    05/13/2009 1:46:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 661+ views
    townhall.com/ ^ | May 13, 2009 | By TIM KORTE
    New Mexico cockfighters have filed a federal lawsuit seeking $77 million, claiming their civil rights were violated in the state's enforcement of a 2007 law banning the bloodsport. The class-action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces. It challenges whether authorities had probable cause to make arrests and euthanize roosters during raids at New Mexico farms. State Attorney General Gary King is listed among 11 defendants. His office declined to comment. The cockfighters' latest legal effort comes less than a week after the New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld the state law outlawing cockfighting.
  • Police in Conn. chase outbreak of cockfighting

    03/16/2009 3:36:17 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 18 replies · 646+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2009 | Keith O'Brien
    WATERBURY, Conn. - From a garage near an abandoned factory in the south end of town, the sound was unmistakable: roosters - lots of them - squawking in the night. It's an odd noise to hear in the middle of this city, the former brass capital of the world. But police in Waterbury, about 30 miles southwest of Hartford, knew exactly what they were dealing with recently when they gathered outside the squawking garage. It was another cockfight.
  • Louisiana's ban on cockfighting takes effect Friday

    08/13/2008 6:42:34 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 21 replies · 243+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | August 12, 2008 | Ed Anderson
    BATON ROUGE -- Some call it a blood sport. Others call it a way of life. But whatever the view, as of Friday cockfighting will be illegal in Louisiana, the last state in the nation to outlaw it. Those on both sides of the battle to end the spectacle that pits roosters with razor-sharp gaffs on their feet in a fight to the death, concede that the law will not eliminate the practice, but only send it deeper into the shadows. "You will have people saying they are going to keep fighting their roosters, " despite the law, said Chris...
  • PEDRO MARTINEZ CAUGHT AT COCKFIGHT

    02/07/2008 7:19:33 AM PST · by Wolfie · 30 replies · 109+ views
    NY Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2008
    PEDRO MARTINEZ CAUGHT AT COCKFIGHT PEDRO'S FOWL BALL February 7, 2008 -- A sickening video of New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez and legendary Hall of Famer Juan Marichal laughing at a gruesome cockfight in the Dominican Republic was posted - and then quickly taken off - YouTube. Martinez and Marichal, among the best pitchers of all time, are seen grinning before releasing two roosters. Cockfighting is both legal and popular in the Dominican Republic. The pair took part as honorary "soltadores" - the word used to describe the person who throws the animal into the ring. The bird released...
  • 138 Performance-Enhanced Roosters Euthanized After Cockfighting Raid

    12/28/2007 11:47:44 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 11 replies · 135+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | Friday, December 28, 2007 | AP
    CHAPARRAL, N.M. — Six roosters were shipped to animal control authorities in Albuquerque after a raid on an alleged cockfight in southern New Mexico, but 138 other roosters were euthanized, officials said.