Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Now That's A Lot of Cock

San Diego, CA

Five thousand of them, in fact. Like Vegas at a porn convention. Only with, you know, roosters.

San Diego police seized five thousand birds used in cockfighting, including over four thousand in one location near the Mexican border. Oddly enough, it's just a misdemeanor. You'd think the way the PETA folks go after this kind of thing it'd be a death penalty felony at the very least.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's cruel and heartless. But then so are those McNuggets I had the other night. And that's just chicken through a woodchipper.

Personally, I've never quite gotten the appeal of cockfighting. I mean, they're chickens.

Now if they were monkeys that'd be different. Monkey fighting. Fuck yeah. Give a couple of macaques some shivs and let 'em go to town. Or mix it up with a UFC bout. Mixed Martial Monkey Arts. Randy Couture and a half starved baboon with a nose full of meth.

My money's on the baboon.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Well, what about cockfighting with the non-rooster kind? Talk about spectator sport....

You could even set it up by size like in boxing - you know, bantam, feather, middle, heavy, etc. Definitely need a no-hands rule, and you wouldn't have to worry too much about steroids...they'd be counter productive.

You could even create a hybrid "extreme sport" by combining it with kickboxing.

Forget the chickens....lets see a REAL man's sport.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Dog fighting gives me the chills. Or even dog racing. I hear those greyhounds die a pretty quick death after a few years.

michelle said...

Quick is relative, and depends on where they are. The ones are the worst (or at least they used to be) are down in TJ. They get their feet placed in water, a wire wrapped around the muzzle and tail, and then those were attached to a car battery. I've heard from some rescue people who claim to have witnessed this first hand that the track workers made bets on how loud the dog wouild scream, and how long it took to kill them. It was a favorite "pasttime" among these guys - kinda like the office football pool.

Florida they take them to empty fields and shoot them, or muzzle them (so they can't eat and/or drink) and turn them loose. In Arizona, they will dump them (often alive) in the desert, or put them in metal outbuildings in the middle of summer to die of exposure. The lucky ones were put down, but no sedative was given. From the complaints of those on death row, we know how painful these injections are. Sedating the dog first was just not cost effective.

This was 15 years ago, when I was active in greyhound rescue. A lot has changed. And there are a lot more good, responsible trainers and owners than bad, but the bad are REALLY bad....as bad or worse than a lot of the dog fighting rings. I have had only limited contact with one trainer, since there weren't many here in CA (dog racing was/is illegal here), and the techniques he used to train his dogs would send chills down your spine - I won't even go into how he cared for his breeding dogs. Let's just say that when the vet we used to call "Dr. Jerk" due to his lack of caring for both animals AND humans was calling to have this guy arrested, you know it had to be pretty damn bad. We got our first greyhound from him, and the poor dog was mentally scarred his entire life, but was still one of the best dogs we ever had.