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Cocks Fighting in the Streets!

Discussion in 'Legal' started by 280PLUS, Jun 24, 2005.

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  1. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Member

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    Not very gun related but LE related so I thought I'd post it FWIW

    The last time something of this magnitude took place here in CT the BIGGEST problem was what to do with the birds. You can't euthanize them until after the trial(s) as they are evidence and can't place them because they will kill other chickens. The town (whose name I don't recall) had to put them all in seperate cages at a kennel and literally wiped out their annual animal control budget within a few days doing so. I recommended a nice chicken BBQ for when it was all over but that was met with mixed reviews. :p
     
  2. only1asterisk

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    I vote fried!

    David
     
  3. Rich K

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    How about a big fricasee or stew,with lots of veggies? :D
     
  4. BTR

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    Cockfighter roosters are not eaten, due to the fact that they are treated with medications (antibiotics, etc) with unknown effects on humans. Siezed roosters are usually killed, I think.
     
  5. critter

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    Betcha those ole fighting roosters would be so tough when cooked that you couldn't even cut the gravy made with them! Uck!
     
  6. Art Eatman

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    I see dog fighting as animal cruelty. But, somehow, I just can't get emotionally exercised about chickens. Sorry, but as an old farm boy, they're just (bleeping) chickens.

    :D, Art
     
  7. Rebar

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    They show these fights on TV in the Philippines.

    Boring. They spend 10 minutes trying to rile the chickens up enough to fight, then the fight about 10 seconds, then one of the chickens gives up. No blood that I could see, barely any feathers flying. I don't see the interest.
     
  8. 280PLUS

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    I actually attended a few of them in the Phillipines and not only did they last about ten seconds but MY CHICKEN ALWAYS LOST (and sometimes even if I thought it won!)

    I soon learned to stop betting on the chickens... :D

    Oh, Rebar, that 10 minutes was the pre fight betting going on, they were showing what massive powerful chickens they were to the crowd and the ones I saw the chicken gave up because it was dead. I was interested to see that they use plastic spurs, In the PI they were razor sharp steel.

    Afterward the fights it was chicken adobo time! In that respect they weren't wasted but actually consumed. Not so in the states I presume.
     
  9. Sam

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    Still legal here,
    Them cocks is too tough for frying, gotta make a stew or adobo.

    Used to go to the fights in the PI every Sunday afternoon right after church.

    Sam
     
  10. CentralTexas

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    I'm really scared

    there isn't anything some of you wouldn't call entertainment.
    CT
     
  11. Rebar

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    I'll stipulate that it might be more exciting in person, with money on the line.

    I will say that adobo is mighty good.

    It's not my cup-o-tea, but it was a major form of entertainment for almost all of human history.
     
  12. cropcirclewalker

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    I don't know if it's entertainment but there is only ONE rooster in each barn yard that gets to marry the hens.

    Does anybody care to tell us how the roosters decide which of them it is?
     
  13. Azrael256

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    Pretty much sums up my feelings. When Oklahoma was in the process of banning cockfighting, people were screaming about barbarism, and how chickens have feelings, too. I would usually respond with "Guys, it's poultry. Who cares?" I never did get a reasoned response to that one.
     
  14. Art Eatman

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    Hmmm. I wonder why Pitiful PETA People don't go to Mexico and Spain and picket the bullfights? Or go into a cockfight arena to disrupt the Evil Degradation?

    :), Art
     
  15. bratch

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    I worked for 8 years caring for fighting cocks when it was still legal.

    These birds are only good for 2 things: fighting and showing. There are some mighty pretty birds but with the interstate transporting laws it makes showing difficult.

    They cocks will kill each other if they are in the same pen.

    I had problems with the cruelty charge. The difference between the birds and dogs that I see is if you put two birds together they will fight two dogs have a much lower chance of fighting unless one has been trained to fight.
     
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    Laws about transporting chickens!?! Our government is way too big.
     
  17. Byron Quick

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    Art,

    For the same reason that you don't see PETA folk throwing red paint on leather wearing bikers instead of fur wearing old ladies...cowardice, complete and utter cowardice. Linked to a very strong urge for self-preservation.

    It's like a lot of these folk of similar tastes...I could actually support some of them...if they ever showed possession of courage in their convictions...instead of cowardly hypocrisy.

    Take NOW for example...I believe women should be treated equal to men. However, NOW doesn't want equal treatment. It wants special treatment. When NOW demans that half of all custody cases should be decided in favor of the man...that half of all alimony should be paid by the woman to the man...that if a draft is ever brought back then women should be subject to it.

    When they demand that women in the military should be ordered into combat in the same manner as males...then I'll support them. Until then, they're despicable hypocrites.
     
  18. Firethorn

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    Byron Quick, I'd have to agree with you for the most part.

    Of course, it's all the 'human rights' groups that are protesting Gitmo and ignoring the rest of the world that gets me. I have met people who are protesting the treatment of people in places like Saudi Arabia, Iraq(before the US went in), most of Africa, etc... Why aren't they featured?

    The best excuse for the PETA people not throwing paint on bikers would be 'At least they're using the entire cow', followed by it being 'safety equipment'. Let's face it, cow leather is almost a byproduct of our meat production.

    As for NOW, well, I agree with you. With the rights come the responsabilities and duties. Subject to the draft, equal rules for alimony, custody, etc.
     
  19. 280PLUS

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    I found it interesting that out of ~100 people involved in what is apparently a criminal operation only one shotgun was found.

    Bratch, How long ago was cockfighting legal? When did it become illegal?
     
  20. bratch

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    Was legal until fall of '02 or spring of '03 can't remember which one it was though so approximatley 2.5 years ago.
     
  21. Brett Bellmore

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    Funny, as an old farm boy, I *CAN* get pretty exercised about chickens. As a local newspaper columnist said to somebody who opposed raising pheasants for release, but was ok with raising chickens because they were killed for food, not sport, "Chickens aren't killed for food. They're killed for revenge!" :evil:
     
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