More Than 200 Found At Cockfighting Raid

More Than 200 Found At Cockfighting Raid

There are 14 comments on the www.wsmv.com story from May 17, 2009, titled More Than 200 Found At Cockfighting Raid. In it, www.wsmv.com reports that:

Authorities with the U.S. Department of Agriculture conduct one of the largest cockfighting raids in state history.

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Keith

Tennessee Colony, TX

#1 May 18, 2009
Give me a break, talk about your slow news days, the authorities must not have had any gang violence, rapes, or murders to report about so they go after the poor chicken fighter. Ohhh I forgot there are drugs there, but wait there are drugs at the country club also , whats a body to do? As for me I agree with President George Washington when asked about the sport of Cockfighting he stated "as long as our creator allows intelligent men to line up and kill one another over a piece of land I have no right to deny the common rooster that same privilege"
PATRIOT

Jackson, TN

#2 May 18, 2009
WELL I WONDER HOW MUCH TAXPAYER MONEY IT COST TO PULL OFF THIS FIASCO. HELICOPTORS, MANY, MANY LAW ENFORCEMENT. ALL OVER SOME GUYS HAVING A COCK FIGHT. I JUST WONDER HOW MANY RAPES, ROBBERIES AND VIOLENT CRIMES WERE COMMITTED WHILE OUR HUGE MONEY GRUBBING GOVERNMENT HAD ALL AVAILBLE STATE AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BUSTING OUR NEIGHBORS HAVING A ROOSTER FIGHT..LOLOLOLO WHAT A JOKE. THEY CONTINUE TO THROW OUR TAXPAYER MONEY AWAY. ANIMALS HAVE NO RIGHTS YOU IDIOTS. THEY ARE CHICKENS.LOLOLO I CANNOT BELIEVE OUR GOVERNMENT BENDING TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY. OUR GOVERNMENT FIGHT OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN FOR MONEY EVERYDAY AND THEY DON'T WANT US TO FIGHT CHICKENS.. WHAT A DOUBLE STANDARD. THIS WILL COME TO LIGHT AND THE CHICKEN MEN WILL HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT..WE WILL PREVAIL. THE HUMAINE SOCIETY SHOULD BE OUTLAWED. THERE ARE MORE PRESSING ISSUES IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW THAT WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON. GET A LIFE YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE.
mike c

Haleyville, AL

#3 May 19, 2009
I bet them chickens ,wish PETA and the HSUS would leave them cockfighters alone ,at least they got a fighting chance with the cockfighters ,i dont even think they fight the baby chicks and hens ,and PETA and the HSUS will KILL all them even the baby chicks ,i here they even bust the eggs ,man what some back stabbers ,talk about killing they muder ever animal they get there dirty hands on ,im happy the DHR dont operate the same as PETA and the HSUS if so all these unwanted kids would be KILLED ,GO TO jAIL PETA .
Sam

Sylacauga, AL

#4 May 19, 2009
How do you tell the HSUS - if you can't make better use of State and Federal taxes such as catching real criminals, instead of worrying about a Rooster fight then they need to get a real job instead of wasting our tax money by pulling law enforcement from areas that need their full attention, such as murders, rapes, robberies, etc. How much tax payer money was wasted on the excessive law enforcement participation - I don't think helicopters are cheap. Maybe Janet Reno helped plan this "invasion"

As for HSUS - you need to be extinct just like you want our gamefowl to be. I hope it made all the old men and little girls feel good when they pulled those fowl from their boxes and pens and flat out murdered these fowl without a reason. I guess they were thinking they were preserving the fowl by gassing them. And by the way, is this how you do your local shelters and poounds when they need help from your multi-million dollar organization - do you just turn the gas on these animals or are you impossible to find until a cockfight.

What a fine operaton the HSUS and our local and federal law has going. You can pour billions into our state politicians trying to get your cry baby law's passed just because you can't understand our fowl and our sport. Yes, rooster fighters are uncivilized but they are in good company- George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and many other illustrious men who particiipated in this sport.

I would like to educate the HSUS and their backup that were at this so-called raid on rooster fighters. An animal has hair and 4 legs. A fowl has feathers and two legs. I think this disqualifies them from the animal class. So go back to school, learn a trade or career and get off the tax payer's backs. I hope this raid comes back to bite you and your association in court and as far as the management at the pit, I hope they/he start a new establishment.

By the way, how many dog fighting rings have you raided lately? Dogs are FORCED to fight, roosters do it on their own

Sam
Alabama
Pam

Franklin, TN

#5 May 29, 2009
I have many friends into the sport of cock fighting, I have been to a fight myself in the past. It's not my thing so I don't go. I was at a friends house just this week and saw 2 baby game fowl playing, standing back and blowing up their feathers around their heads just like their fathers and mothers do. These birds are born to fight, so people need to accept the fact and if it affends them they need to do as I do, stay at the house.

Has anyone heard any news of what they intend on doing with the ones that they are placing before the grand jury?
Sandi

Sylacauga, AL

#6 May 30, 2009
Dogs are FORCED to fight in a pit but gamefowl are ALLOWED to fight in the pit. How many dog fighting rings are the HSUS/Federal agents busting?
Trent

Madisonville, KY

#7 Jun 2, 2009
Did u know peta/HSUS kill 98% of the animals they rescue? idk most game birds iv seen live better then most ppl and wanna do nothin but fight... so i believe if i was a rooster id be pissed if i got rescued from my owner who takes care of me then euphanized,,,
Sandi

Sylacauga, AL

#8 Jun 3, 2009
I believe all the gamefowl at the "raid" were placed in barrels and gassed - someone correct me if this is not accurate
curious

Wingo, KY

#9 Oct 7, 2009
So does anyone know what ever happened with those ppl that were busted for the dog fighting ring in hohenwald? And I just want to reply to the person that said pitbulls are made to fight. It is any dogs nature to defend theirselves if they feel threatened so if you have an agressive dog come after you they will fight naturally. It is their instincts.
unknow

Columbia, TN

#10 Nov 13, 2009
we as people are guilty also beacause we all kill chickens to eat should we not be jaild also
RED

Nashville, TN

#11 Nov 20, 2009
Sandi wrote:
I believe all the gamefowl at the "raid" were placed in barrels and gassed - someone correct me if this is not accurate
No all the birds were put in trailer that was boxed in and the murdered them with GAS !!! The chickens were not the only thing that was put in the trailer. One of the people that was there had a litter of Great Pyrenees puppies that are used for chicken dogs, They also were murdered by the government. This is another act that isn't put out in the media because alot of people that support these stupid people would realize what they are doing and they would lose some of their MONEY.If our government is looking for money why don't they just legalize this sport and then we will bring back some of OUR money that they are sending to other countries !!!!!!!!
j chappell

Whitakers, NC

#12 Apr 19, 2010
Get all these roosters Euthanized fore they kill one another!!

Realise how stupid society has became, through big money and fear of corporate retaliation the majority is forced to accept the rules of special interest politics and have positioned animals above their masters and all mankind!! HSUS claiming 1 of 10 Americans a member and i would like every politician to remember 9 of 10 Americans are not!!!
jason

Cleveland, TN

#13 Oct 24, 2010
In regards to the dog fights dogs can be trained to fight or be gentle no matter what breed they come from , gamefowl can not be trained to fight or to accept another rooster and its not from the lack of intelligence. Gamefowl are very smart birds. I think most people know there must be change to everything, but to ban the sport altogether,is crazy.I could be wrong but i think most cockfighters would be ok with giving up the knive fights and go with the short gaff,and they would welcome an officer at the derbies,and noone wants drug deallers at the fights. The goverment needs to get it together before they make the mistake of banning these fights or the sale of these awsome birds.Cockfighters are NOT criminals,but like everything there are criminals in cockfighting the same could be said of the goverment, hsus and peta.They surly couldnt justify makeing this sport the same as an rapist arsonist,with the same penalty,when the people i know are very honest people who work hard , where a handshake still means somthing.
Jammie

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Nov 5, 2010
Why don't you see any reproting about all the harmless chickens killed after these raids..everyone one of them killed anyhow?? Gassed for being what they are naturally? Come on...this is crazy!!

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