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  • Cockfighting Ring Busted in Watsonville, Hundreds of Chickens Rescued

    02/19/2023 1:40:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 17, 2023 | Cristal Hamer
    Authorities in Santa Cruz county busted a cockfighting operation Thursday morning. Santa Cruz County Animal Control Officers and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on a property on Ranport Road in Watsonville early Thursday morning. During the search, about 200 chickens – both roosters and hens – were seized. There were also dozens of cages, cockfighting weapons, and a ring on the property, typically used for fights. Additionally, several emaciated dogs and puppies with severe health problems were also found on the property. Detectives also discovered several firearms, including assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Two...
  • Gunmen kill 20 at cockfight in troubled western Mexican state

    03/28/2022 5:57:25 PM PDT · by xp38 · 29 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | March 28 2022 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY — Gunmen massacred 20 people on Sunday night in a suspected gangland attack at a clandestine cockfighting venue in western Mexico, authorities said, in one of the worst mass shootings under the current government. The killings took place in Las Tinajas in the state of Michoacan, where the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) has been fighting local gangs for control of drug routes. “It was a massacre of one group by another,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a regular news conference, expressing his regret at the deaths. He blamed criminal gangs in the area for the...
  • Police Officer Killed by Rooster’s Blade During Cockfight Raid

    10/29/2020 1:51:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 10.29.20 | Keenan Crow
    Here’s one you definitely don’t hear every day; a police officer in the Philippines died during a raid on an illegal cockfighting event when one of the roosters with a blade attached to its leg attacked the cop and caused a fatal wound. The incident transpired Tuesday, Fox reports, while police were attempting to shut down the illegal cockfight being held in Northern Samar. Cockfighting is actually legal in the region on Sundays and on certain holidays, however due to COVID, all events have been outlawed for the entire year. Officials reported that Lieutenant Christian Bolok encountered the rooster while...
  • Philippines local police chief killed by fighting cockerel

    10/28/2020 9:59:31 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 Oct 2020 | AP
    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...
  • Puerto Rican government sides with cockfighters in federal suit

    05/24/2019 5:53:47 AM PDT · by cll · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/2019 | Rafael Bernal
    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...
  • Congress bans cockfighting

    12/13/2018 5:34:28 AM PST · by cll · 73 replies
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Congress on Wednesday gave final passage to legislation that would shut down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, ending an institution dating from the colonial era that generates millions of dollars each year. Opponents of the measure approved by the House said it will have a devastating effect on the islands' economies, noting that in Puerto Rico alone the cockfighting industry generates $18 million a year and employs some 27,000 people. “We're all going crazy. Everybody is desperate,” said 86-year-old Angel Ortiz, who owns a cockfighting ring in...
  • Naked Florida man chases couple around Chick-fil-A parking lot, deputies say

    09/24/2018 5:24:29 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 42 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 8/24/2018 | Brenda Argueta
    PALM COAST, Fla. - A Palm Coast man is accused of running around naked, swearing and yelling at people to look at his genitals while in a Chick-fil-A parking lot, according to Flagler County Sheriff's Office officials. Cory Hatzl, 30, was arrested Monday morning after a woman called authorities around 1 a.m. saying Hatzl was chasing her boyfriend and "trying to fight" him.
  • 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 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 Ebenezer · 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...

    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.