Thursday, December 11, 2008

SAVE THE ROOSTERS.com

☛ TS Suspected cockfighting breeder shut down
Possession of gamecocks (fighting roosters) is a misdemeanor offense that can carry felony charges, punishable by up to six months in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000 or both.

The Humane Society of the United States took a small sampling of between five and 10 roosters to veterinarians to be examined for scars, drugs or other signs the animals were being bred to fight.

Then what? Kill them all? No one is allowed to own these fowl-pit-bulls, so that seems the obvious end result. Where's Shannon Miranda?

12 comments:

Kym said...

Good Question! I hadn't thought about that.

Anonymous said...

There are many breeds of game chickens that are raised throughout the United States. Pit fighting is outlawed in all but two states. It is a barbaric, inhumane blood sport. They tend to be self sufficient foragers and in the south are often seen running loose working for their own living. Genetically they are closely related to the Red Jungle Fowl and are the link that most of the contemporary chicken breeds spring from. They are not a breed that should be kept by the casual, backyard chicken keeper. But, in the interest of genetic diversity and their tendency to brood, (set and hatch eggs), some believe that the breed should be allowed to be kept by responsible breeders as a hedge against the narrowing genetic pool perpetrated by the factory farm system that has selected for production purposes that have ignored self sufficiency and health concerns.

Dred

Anonymous said...

Donate them to the Food Bank.

Anonymous said...

make a peta nut take one each and save the chickesns

Anonymous said...

'Twould ring the bells of Heaven
The wildest peal for years,
If Parson lost his senses
And people came to theirs,
And he and they together
Knelt down with angry prayers
For tamed and shabby tigers
And dancing dogs and bears,
And wretched, blind pit ponies,
And little hunted hares.

-Ralph Hodgson, "The Bells of Heaven"

lodgepole said...

Seems like local food banks could really use the 1000 birds about now. The owner could do the dirty work.

Anonymous said...

The owner takes great care of the cocks. Fighting is illegal,the morality part you'll put where ever you choose. Most peta types are phony as hell so their angst falls on deaf ears as most are big time pot users. Isn't that illegal too? In the wild each of these cocks face certain painful death. Their lives seem a great deal better where they now reside. Never fear peta and the f^*#%*g humane society have come to their happy aid AND will kill them all.

Anonymous said...

The moral thing would be to segregate the roosters from each other and their cock fighting owners. Organizations such as the Humane Society and PETA have a long history of advocating for the humane treatment of animals and have been instrumental in passing legislation to protect them. PETA has helped to shed the light upon the inhumane treatment of circus elephants by their trainers. Why would anybody try to implicate them for personal marijuana use when it has nothing to do with the good work they do?

Dred

Rose said...

You could start an adoption rescue, team, dred. Adopt a fighting rooster! Be the first one on your block... keep 'em away from kids, though.

Anonymous said...

They have been bred to be aggressive toward other roosters and tend not to be aggressive towards their owners. Their among the older breeds that trace ancestry to ancient times. The broiler industry, which is controlled by the factory farm, uses a hybrid Cornish Game x White Plymouth Rock. Many breeds of chickens that were once common on family farms have become uncommon - some to the point of near extinction.

Dred

Anonymous said...

Dred, peta is a fraud/peta followers are idiots that throw blood or red paint on fur coats. Cocks fight,always have always will. Raised banties for years. Meanest little suckers pound for pound on earth. Roosters kill other roosters all the time. Even had a roosters that killed several hawks.If you think peta or inhumane society will do anymore than cluster fuck this situation then you ought to donate large sums of your money to them.

Anonymous said...

Well, I hope they do the right thing. I know that the Humane Society of the United States mobilized rescue units to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to rescue abandoned animals and helped to reunite them with their widely scattered owners. They have also worked with other rescue groups to find homes for animals that have had a history of abuse after being rehabilitated. I have had no experience with banties or game chickens. When I was a young lad I incubated and raised my own Plymouth Rocks and Rhode Island Reds for several years and can attest to the odd aggressive rooster. I do know that to keep games from fighting, their keepers usually keep them separated, often using a cord attached to a small shelter and somehow connected to one of the rooster's legs. I plan to buy some chicks this coming spring to raise for eggs and the odd chicken dinner. I have bought everything I could find to read on the subject - its been 37 years since I was a lad of 17.

Dred