State police raid cockfighting arenas in Louisiana

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State police raided two cockfighting arenas at opposite ends of Louisiana where illegal gambling allegedly took place, the latest sign of a crackdown on the blood sport in the lone state where it is legal. Full Story
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#26 Apr 2, 2007
jeff lemay wrote:
yea lets get drunk watch pay per view sports and watch humans kill break bones etc to the delight of the whole country watching and cheering them on ,thats real humane! the same people on here against cockfighting are the same hipocrits that hunt fish cheat on their mates get drunk and watch pay per view in humane sporting events and yelp like old dogs. you people against cockfighting were probally abused children who were never socially accepted and stayed in school twenty five years .reminds me of a security gaurd who thinks hes a cop. i understand getting rid of drugs and minors,but let the tradition carry on! start with the inner cities and the police if you really wanna get rid of drugs.
I think it's pathetic that people engage in those barbaric behaviors such as boxing but humans are making a choice out of greed. If they earn enough money they will buy big cars, big houses. Chickens I guarantee you do not attach these knives to their own legs for greed. It is the owners who do!!!!
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#27 Apr 2, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
If it were legal in all the other states of the Union, you would see there are more than a few "Yokles" that enjoy the sport, in many states where it is illegal,but yet they fight still, many local police officials turn a blind eye to it too, why?, because they know this sport harms no human and they have all they can handle fighting real crime and real drug dealers. You`ll never end cockfighting, it still will live on.
My point is that people are NOT in favor of this Bloodsport or it would be legal. GET IT? When the masses agree they vote and then that vote becomes law. There are way too few yokels who think it is okay to pass the law. Louisiana is the shame of the US making it the last state to allow it. People will vote soon and then you will see.
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#29 Apr 2, 2007
Distorted Cock wrote:
<quoted text>.
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so cockfighting gets ban ...
whats next on your ageda ?
canada seal hunt ?
new mexico rattle snake roundup?
toad licking ?
how about something that will make a differance ?
Gerbil Fighting is getting popular .
Hey, Distorted, you've got it right on most of your babble. Not too concerned about the toadlicking unless you are hurting the toad. So for the time being you can lick on almost anything you like unless you are tortuing them and I'm okay. Thanks!
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#31 Apr 2, 2007
Distorted Cock wrote:
<quoted text>

> Go Get'em "Ban Cockfighting"
> truely a saint
Thank you, Distorted Facts, I guess if the birds could speak they might think so. I feel I am only doing what I need to stop the pain you and others continue to cause for your sadistic pleasures.

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#32 Apr 2, 2007
Ban Cockfighting wrote:
<quoted text>My point is that people are NOT in favor of this Bloodsport or it would be legal. GET IT? When the masses agree they vote and then that vote becomes law. There are way too few yokels who think it is okay to pass the law. Louisiana is the shame of the US making it the last state to allow it. People will vote soon and then you will see.
What State has let the people vote? New Mexico citizens didn't vote on the ban on cockfighting, and Louisiana isn't getting to vote, I suggested a parish b parish vote, let the people in their individual parish vote on to ban or not.
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#34 Apr 2, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
<quoted text> What State has let the people vote? New Mexico citizens didn't vote on the ban on cockfighting, and Louisiana isn't getting to vote, I suggested a parish b parish vote, let the people in their individual parish vote on to ban or not.
I'm quite sure you are not as ignorant to the voting process. Most of us know how we get the laws changed. You are not clever when you pretend to be dumb.

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#36 Apr 3, 2007
Ban Cockfighting wrote:
<quoted text>I'm quite sure you are not as ignorant to the voting process. Most of us know how we get the laws changed. You are not clever when you pretend to be dumb.
Oh I know who YOU and your friends are going about doing it, there is NO public outrage, no demonstrations. Yes, we go to the polls and cast a ballot! You and your friends though are using PETA and Hsus tactics and using their TERRORIST monies to lobby politicians to sway your way. Dear I do know how this works. And I say let the people cast a ballot and VOTE parish by parish. I t is a parish issue not a State and not the Federal governments. People should be informed that the States has never enforced these laws that the owners of the pits have been charged with, and to arrest those parents who had their children there is SHAMFUL and the treatment they endured is uncalled for!

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#37 Apr 3, 2007
Weapons are more humane than naked heel. There is no gaff fight that is as bloody as a yard fight that goes un noticed. Here is your reply on the heels:
The videos you see and that the animal rights activist show you for shock value of razor sharp knives are primarily from Guam, the Philippine islands and Mexico. The American heel, otherwise known as the gaff, is only a metal replica of a natural spur. See, cocks grow natural spurs on their legs that are very sharp and very deadly. The spurs can grow out to the side or at a downward angle as they are made of essentially the same material as a fingernail. You can see that one cock would grow a more deadly set of natural spurs than the other cock, giving him an advantage. Cockers appreciate fairness. Thats why the weights have to be the same and al else must be equal. For that reason an artificial spur, or gaff, is tied onto their natural bone spur. The gaff is far more humane and much cleaner than the natural spur. In addition, having sharp spurs on a cock could cause injury to you or the cock when handling him. It will also cause damage to the hen he is breeding. He could put out a dogs eye with them. For all of these reasons it is better for the cock if his spurs are trimmed and gaffs are used .

I invite anyone near SW. Louisiana with a open-mind that has never seen this bred of bird and has little or no information on them to my home. I will show you a battle cock with its natural spurs and you will see the damage done by these weapons. I will show you the hen and how her and her biddies roam free in the yard. And I will put boxing mitts on 2 birds and let you see who they are natural fighters. Do Not make your mind up on the based images that Ms. and her animal rights terrorists friends portray See it first hand. Give the cocker and his battle cock a chance to show their side.
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#38 Apr 3, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
<quoted text> Oh I know who YOU and your friends are going about doing it, there is NO public outrage, no demonstrations. Yes, we go to the polls and cast a ballot! You and your friends though are using PETA and Hsus tactics and using their TERRORIST monies to lobby politicians to sway your way. Dear I do know how this works. And I say let the people cast a ballot and VOTE parish by parish. I t is a parish issue not a State and not the Federal governments. People should be informed that the States has never enforced these laws that the owners of the pits have been charged with, and to arrest those parents who had their children there is SHAMFUL and the treatment they endured is uncalled for!
By any means necessary? LMAO!!!

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#39 Apr 3, 2007
Ban Cockfighting wrote:
<quoted text>By any means necessary? LMAO!!!
I`m sure that's your motto too! I believe I`ve read that on PETA`s website too, who you claim you have no affiliation with, but I bet you have read their site and Lil terrorist pamphlets. You might have all these other jerks fooled but not me!
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#40 Apr 3, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
<quoted text> I`m sure that's your motto too! I believe I`ve read that on PETA`s website too, who you claim you have no affiliation with, but I bet you have read their site and Lil terrorist pamphlets. You might have all these other jerks fooled but not me!
I have never been to PETA's website. But I know for sure that you will find that slogan in connection with Malcolm X. Pamphlets? No, you are doing all the work for me. I don't need them. You are making it easier and easier for us!!!

To what jerks are you referring? Distorted Cock and friends? lol

Better polish up your resume, big boy!
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#41 Apr 3, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
<quoted text> Oh I know who YOU and your friends are going about doing it, there is NO public outrage, no demonstrations. Yes, we go to the polls and cast a ballot! You and your friends though are using PETA and Hsus tactics and using their TERRORIST monies to lobby politicians to sway your way. Dear I do know how this works. And I say let the people cast a ballot and VOTE parish by parish. I t is a parish issue not a State and not the Federal governments. People should be informed that the States has never enforced these laws that the owners of the pits have been charged with, and to arrest those parents who had their children there is SHAMFUL and the treatment they endured is uncalled for!
Who would bring their kids to such a violent activity?!!! Those kids should be removed from these parents and placed in good healthy homes.
So What

Baton Rouge, LA

#42 Apr 3, 2007
I could really care less one way or the other about whether some damn chickens kill each other or not.
It would seem though that with all the other really really bad things that are going on in this crazy world of ours that this should be the least of anyones concerns.
Why not devote some of this piss & vineger to something alittle more productive for all mankinds sake.........like killing all the muslims, now that would surely make the world a truely better place.....
Homie Homo

United States

#45 Apr 4, 2007
.........my Gerbils freinds are hybreds freaks ..
thorough-bred born fighters.
every Thursday at 7 pm third week of every month
my freind Otto and i battle our Gerbil Warriors.

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#46 Apr 4, 2007
In 1974, Clemson University sociology professor William C. Capel and Virginia Polytechnical University sociology professor Clifton Bryant cooperated on what's known as "The Clemson Report." The 28-year-old study was a national mail survey of 1,000 randomly selected cockfighters, with more than 500 respondents. The two sociology professors supplemented the survey with their field research and investigations. Capel and Bryant, who did his undergraduate and graduate studies in Mississippi and at LSU, reported that "Devotees of cockfighting show no psychological abnormalities.... There are no serious psychological differences between those who engage in this behavior and those who do not. Certainly there are no signs of psychotic behavior...."People engaged in this recreational form are basically conservative, highly concerned with health and outdoor life, strongly patriotic and strongly in favor of obeying laws and preservation of public order.... It is very clear that they do not consider themselves as a 'deviant' group, and do not view their behavior as either morally or legally wrong in the deeper sense that it could be considered an action of real danger to society." Capell and Bryant said that, in 1974, cockfighters could be found everywhere in the United States but were concentrated in the Southeast and the Southwest. Most had lived in rural areas as children, but reflecting the general urbanization of America, a majority had moved to small towns or cities."They represent a cross section of what is basically the great American middle class," the two sociologists said. Very few cockfighters had jobs in government, education or the armed forces, and very few were on welfare or unemployed. Almost 40 percent were "in the white-collar ranks of sales, administration or business positions," almost 30 percent were "skilled blue collar" and about 25 percent were "semi-skilled blue collar." Almost 70 percent had a high school education and about 27 percent had some education beyond high school.

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#47 Apr 4, 2007
Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate"), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. Different definitions of "culture" reflect different theoretical bases for understanding, or criteria for evaluating, human activity.

Who is one to define or restrict another's culture? There is an animal rights movement in Louisiana that seeks to outlaw the sport of cockfighting. It is being powered and funded by out of state activist in an attempt to take away another of our time honored traditions!

This sport has been carried on for a long time in Louisiana and has been passed on from generation to generation. There are many cockers around the state that are third generation cockers. Those who practice the sport are normal law abiding citizens, but yet in this great country they are ridiculed and made fun of by being called barbarians, thugs and backwoods rednecks.

Even if you do not see this as a Louisiana culture, It is a culture of many Louisianans and they should not be deprived of their rights.

They are proud to be the people they are. We ask whether or not you support cockfighting, you support their rights.

I bet some of the people in Oregon, Florida, Arizona, Missouri and Oklahoma wished they would have supported the cockfighters culture in their state. In the past 26 years, the Animal Rights Activist have gone after cockfighting in those states and won, but since then, they have also targeted cattle farmers, pig farmer's, hunters, rodeos, state and county fairs, fishermen, dog breeders, even rattlesnake festivals and many, many more.
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#48 Apr 7, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate"), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. Different definitions of "culture" reflect different theoretical bases for understanding, or criteria for evaluating, human activity.
Who is one to define or restrict another's culture? There is an animal rights movement in Louisiana that seeks to outlaw the sport of cockfighting. It is being powered and funded by out of state activist in an attempt to take away another of our time honored traditions!
This sport has been carried on for a long time in Louisiana and has been passed on from generation to generation. There are many cockers around the state that are third generation cockers. Those who practice the sport are normal law abiding citizens, but yet in this great country they are ridiculed and made fun of by being called barbarians, thugs and backwoods rednecks.
Even if you do not see this as a Louisiana culture, It is a culture of many Louisianans and they should not be deprived of their rights.
They are proud to be the people they are. We ask whether or not you support cockfighting, you support their rights.
I bet some of the people in Oregon, Florida, Arizona, Missouri and Oklahoma wished they would have supported the cockfighters culture in their state. In the past 26 years, the Animal Rights Activist have gone after cockfighting in those states and won, but since then, they have also targeted cattle farmers, pig farmer's, hunters, rodeos, state and county fairs, fishermen, dog breeders, even rattlesnake festivals and many, many more.
Violence:

1. Physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing: crimes of violence.
2. The act or an instance of violent action or behavior.
3. Abusive or unjust exercise of power.
4. Abuse or injury to meaning, content, or intent: do violence to a text.
5. Vehemence of feeling or expression; fervor.
6. Digusting display of brutality!
lzyjo

United States

#49 Apr 8, 2007
ban cockfighting,

what would happen to all the roosters confiscated when cockfidghting is out lawed. you would pick them up determine they were not reformable( BECASUSE THAT IS THEIR NATURE) and then you would destroy them. BUT ALL OF YOU WHO WANT TO STOP THIS ARE THE HUMANE HYPOCRITS.
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#50 Apr 8, 2007
lzyjo wrote:
ban cockfighting,
what would happen to all the roosters confiscated when cockfidghting is out lawed. you would pick them up determine they were not reformable( BECASUSE THAT IS THEIR NATURE) and then you would destroy them. BUT ALL OF YOU WHO WANT TO STOP THIS ARE THE HUMANE HYPOCRITS.
What happens to this game cocks in the wild. Are you saving them from extinction in the wild because of their your barbaric blood thirst? If nature meant for these roosters to fight to the death in the wild, you would have none for your cockfights. They would all be dead by the hand of nature. Nature does not attach little knives to the legs of these birds. Please pick a more logical argument!
Ban Cockfighting

Eunice, LA

#51 Apr 8, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
In 1974, Clemson University sociology professor William C. Capel and Virginia Polytechnical University sociology professor Clifton Bryant cooperated on what's known as "The Clemson Report." The 28-year-old study was a national mail survey of 1,000 randomly selected cockfighters, with more than 500 respondents. The two sociology professors supplemented the survey with their field research and investigations. Capel and Bryant, who did his undergraduate and graduate studies in Mississippi and at LSU, reported that "Devotees of cockfighting show no psychological abnormalities.... There are no serious psychological differences between those who engage in this behavior and those who do not. Certainly there are no signs of psychotic behavior...."People engaged in this recreational form are basically conservative, highly concerned with health and outdoor life, strongly patriotic and strongly in favor of obeying laws and preservation of public order.... It is very clear that they do not consider themselves as a 'deviant' group, and do not view their behavior as either morally or legally wrong in the deeper sense that it could be considered an action of real danger to society." Capell and Bryant said that, in 1974, cockfighters could be found everywhere in the United States but were concentrated in the Southeast and the Southwest. Most had lived in rural areas as children, but reflecting the general urbanization of America, a majority had moved to small towns or cities."They represent a cross section of what is basically the great American middle class," the two sociologists said. Very few cockfighters had jobs in government, education or the armed forces, and very few were on welfare or unemployed. Almost 40 percent were "in the white-collar ranks of sales, administration or business positions," almost 30 percent were "skilled blue collar" and about 25 percent were "semi-skilled blue collar." Almost 70 percent had a high school education and about 27 percent had some education beyond high school.
Yak, yak, yak...you say the same thing over and over. Didn't you accuse women of being like this - overly emotional and yakking the same BS over and over? Are you sure you are a man? LMAO!!!!

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