Skip to comments.Philippines local police chief killed by fighting cockerel
Posted on 10/28/2020 9:59:31 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
Officer was taking part in raid on cockfights when one of the birds severed his femoral artery
Ch Lt Christian Bolok, who was in his mid-30s, was trying to grab a cockerel when one of its gaffs the steel blades attached to its legs severed his femoral artery,
He was trying to confiscate the roosters, Ongchuan said, adding that Bolok or his companions had tried to stem his blood loss by tying a cloth around his leg but may have applied the tourniquet in the wrong spot. Cockfighting is a popular pastime and gambling sport in many rural areas of the Philippines. Some fights are licensed and legal, but many are not. All such events are currently prohibited as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus.
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Another COVID-19 death.
Wow. Another death due to covid.
Fighting cocks are dangerous...
If they hit your artery you can bleed to death.
How did he die?
“Chicken killed him”
Not what I would want on my tombstone
What kind of freak would get enjoyment out of such a thing?
It’s not ‘enjoyment’ it’s money - BETTING.
It’s illegal in the US but it’s still going on underground sites.......................................
Should have used one of these.
Living in that culture, one would think the police chief should have known better than to trying ‘grabbing’ one of those birds with out protection. Maybe he has done this in the past and got overconfident.
Its not enjoyment its money - BETTING.
So play cards, instead.
And the cows of India “told you so”...eet more chikn...”
Cows are peaceful and nice.
Too much cheating..............
Nice piece of info for the “shoot them in the leg; you don’t have to KILL them!” crowd.
You could fill a few cemeteries with folks that bled out from leg injuries involving the femoral getting opened. A favorite target for experienced swordsmen in the day...
Its illegal in the US but its still going on underground sites...
A gentleman that worked for me for years, made a grab for some ‘easy’ money; three years prison. (Yes he was rehired, good help is hard to get.)
Of the many interesting stories from his prison time, a fellow inmate would tell any that ask, he was in for killing a few chickens, and Col Sanders kills thousand every day!
He had been caught organizing cockfights.
That would have been a slasher, not a gaff. Slashers were also only used on one leg of the cock, gaffs were put on both feet. Also, for this very reason, the cocks were not handled during the fight if they had slashers on. A slasher was like a miniature saber, and razor sharp. A gaff was a curved steel round spike that would only stab. JFYI..
I just remember that they were on display EVERYWHERE in the P.I.
My father in law fought roosters for over 40 years here in the states, it was legal in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arizona, I believe was still legal. Some derby’s were fought here in Texas, although it wasn’t legal at the time.
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