Skip to comments.Puerto Rican government sides with cockfighters in federal suit
Posted on 05/24/2019 5:53:47 AM PDT by cll
Puerto Rico's government Thursday filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit to overturn a federal ban on cockfighting in territories.
Puerto Rico Chief of staff Ricardo Llerandi said in a statement the territorial government had joined the lawsuit filed by the Club Gallístico de Puerto Rico against the federal government in a San Juan federal court.
"We have made the determination to sign on as friends of the court in this suit. We do not favor this prohibition that would affect families who live on the economy surrounding this sector in Puerto Rico. We have been and we will be besides the cockfighters in support of this sport," said Llerandi in a statement.
Cockfighting is a premier sport in Puerto Rico with entire industries built around it, which take place all over the island, from small venues in rural areas to San Juan's stadium-like Coliseo Isla Verde.
The Farm Bill signed in December by President Trump included a ban on cockfighting in all U.S. territories that's scheduled to take effect next December.
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Mayor Pete Buttplug’s favorite sport.
Looks like Puerto Rico is back on its feet, eh?
Only because Trump’s federal government wants it to stop, they want it to continue.
They got nothing else to do.
Ha, ha. I was waiting for that comment. we obviously now have new stuff to complain about! Good catch!
Let the locals on the island do what they what on their own peso.
It’s probably one of the major industries in PR. They need all the economic stimulus they can get.
Don’t look up “cockfighting’ without the strictest parental controls on.
I won’t because I know what it is.
But in this day and age, looking up “Bug Bunny” can get you into trouble.
Or “Hoss Cartwright” (I kid you not!!!!)
Yep(see my post 11)
What happens to the slain gamecocks?
Somebody please post a graphic of Col. Sanders holding up a bucket with the caption, “Try Our Bucket-O’-Loser Special!”
In other news the Puerto Rican government has legalized fraud and extortion against any American business or politicians, kidnapping of prominent (a.k.a.- rich) locals for ransom, and will be using the American embassy as the national brothel until further notice.
“...an activity where birds do what comes naturally to them...”
Roosters squaring off and fighting for dominance until one breaks & runs is a natural activity.
Slashing each other with steel gaffs mounted by humans and fighting to the death is not a natural activity for gamecocks.
When Matt Bevin got into hot water for supposedly meeting with cockfight promoters (he didn’t), I watched some cockfight vids. What happens to fighting birds was sickening to watch. And I’m not animal rights but cockfights are sheer cruelty for entertainment.
Is that similar to the American embassy in Pittsburgh or Tucson?
This is one of the worlds most ancient sports.
Invented in South East Asia thousands of years ago.
Long enough ago to have played a role in the domestication of the chicken.
When looking at a cockfight in the Philippines for instance, close as it is to the origin of the sport, its an emotional wrench to see those old farmers keeping their pet birds with such care and affection, and then sacrificing them to fortune. It should be a little awe inspiring to think of the extreme age of this custom, extending into distant prehistory. Untold generations have passed this down.
I see that they are strong with the Shwartz.
Cockfighting is so ancient that by now these birds are biologically optimized for fighting with weapons.
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