Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Cockfighting

Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Cockfighting

There are 46 comments on the KNBC Los Angeles story from Aug 30, 2008, titled Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Cockfighting. In it, KNBC Los Angeles reports that:

An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to bring back legal cockfighting by having the animals wear boxing gloves.

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Wilkesboro, NC

#1 Sep 19, 2008
yes i just want to say cockifighting i love it thats what feeds my familey and its not cruel please dont make it ruff

from a poor man

Dallas, TX

#2 Sep 21, 2008
WELL THE LADY WHO SAYS OKLA. WOULD BE A LAUGHING STOCK IS RIGHT, ECEPT FOR ONE OF MANY THINGS IT IS A cruel, bloody killing business. This is not a sport!!!! If it was the fight between 2 near dead roosters would be ended brfore the chickens got into the sad,near death situation that iscalled a sport. the 2 roosters are usually forced to fight to the death, at least fights I have seen. after a fight the loosing roosters is usually pulled off or killed in some other way. and the cost of healing badly injured rooster is to costly and time consuming. So he is put to death. dog fighting is the same, no difference. afer all these animals will fight to their death. for some good entainment why not let the egislator fight in the place of the chickens MAY BE THROW IN ANOTHER LEGISLATOR. pROBABLY SOME GOOD ENTERTAINMENT AND LARGE BETS PLACE. IT WOULD MAKE LARGE AMOUNTS OF TAX DOLLARS FOR oklahoma ,BE ENTAINING AS WELL. aNDA CHICKEN CANNOT SAY I QUIT, THOSE LEGE'S CAN. i BET THEY WOULD CRY uncle very fast. Very entertaining

Since: Jun 08


#3 Sep 22, 2008
Oh come on. This is a four year old story. Argue about something more current.

Dallas, TX

#4 Sep 22, 2008
soonertoad wrote:
Oh come on. This is a four year old story. Argue about something more current.
Neil Clark

Burbank, CA

#5 Sep 22, 2008
i wrote an essay like that in highschool almost 20 years ago.

the class liked it, the teacher didn't.

Kailua, HI

#6 Sep 22, 2008
Shouldnt this be part of the condoms handed out in prison article?
tn cockfighter

United States

#7 Jul 19, 2012
everyone can say what they want the fact is its a part of history our past president fought chickens it is an amercian tradition and hertiage. and if you turn two loose in the woods they will fight to the death no matter if some one is there or not whats should be cruel is leting the goverment make these ledgendary animals extinct thats wat maken it legal would prevent if ur not for cockfighting thats find just leave us alone no one is bothering you
tn cockfighter

United States

#8 Sep 23, 2012
the fact the goverment took away such an outstanding tradion is repulsive cockfighting is in my blood the day they take my birds is the day ill go in the ground my birds fight for me and i will fight for them

San Mateo, CA

#10 Jan 31, 2013

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Hitler's Nazi Germany was marked by a preoccupation with "animal rights." Hitler's Third Reich passed numerous animal protection laws, such as declaring that shoeing a horse was cruel, and declared an end to dissection. This reduced Man’s status to that of animals, and justified treating men as animals. Before the war was ended, the Nazis stepped up experiments on the best way to castrate a Jew without anesthesia, and turned countless men, women and children into lampshades and soap. These Nazi actions were justifiable by their belief that it was possible to "...increase the moral standing of animals and decrease the moral standing of people, thus integrating human characteristics to animals... elevating animal life to the level of cult worship...which would lead to the spiritual and ideological changes necessary... for a new national identity."

The real political objective of “animal rights” is to eliminate "unalienable rights," and to make way for all these other supposed rights and pervert our Bill of Rights to the point where only the perverted are protected. A favored socialist strategy is to separate the population from common sense and its own laws by bringing about chaos, clouding real issues, then bring about “change” through gradual “legislation from within.” Ruling by planned crisis is the favored method, as this short-circuits the brain’s ability to think and reason clearly about true issues. This planned chaos (such as “animal cruelty,”“puppy mills” and “cock fighting”) is designed to rob the nation of its creativity and life force, degrade human existence, make everything seem uncontrollable and bad, which then allows the introduction of a tyrannical form of government.

The Gestapo was first used by Goring to do away with political opponents. A "temporary" state of emergency was declared after the Reichstag fire, but was never rescinded. This allowed the Gestapo to enforce conformity at every level of society. Block wardens monitored their neighbors, and children were recruited to inform on their teachers and parents. The Gestapo was authorized to hold people in "protective custody" which was really arbitrary arrest and imprisonment. At first, only political prisoners were taken under the guise of "preventive protective custody" and placed in SS-controlled concentration camps; later, anyone was hunted down and taken who was deemed to not fit in with SS and Gestapo vision of a perfect Aryan society.("SS" came from Schutzstaffel which means "elite guard").

Today we see this same conduct and set of circumstances appearing in some of our civic institutions. The only way for one man to achieve dominion and control over another is through the darkness of IGNORANCE. Let’s get educated about our own laws, so that tyranny cannot gain a foothold in America, and so that we can once again have “happiness and good government flowing forth” as paraphrased by all our early education laws. We do have some beautiful laws. Let’s learn them, and insist that our civic institutions obey them for the good of our nation. God Bless America.

-Compiled by: Janet I. Fischer and S.A. Martin

17954-A S. Euclid Ave.

Chino, CA 91710

San Mateo, CA

#11 Jan 31, 2013
Home > Opinion > Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, Jun 01 2011 11:05 PM

Cockfighting could earn millions for state

Regarding The Californian's May 26 editorial, "Two cockfighting bills that were long overdue": On behalf of the thousands of game-bird hobbyists, I'd like to say that anyone who has been raised around game birds knows that a rooster cannot be forced or trained to fight; this is a natural instinct that was instilled by God.

Animals that are forced to do what does not come naturally to them is cruel. Were horses meant to be ridden? Are the animals in the circus, zoo or rodeos meant to be used for our entertainment?

When it comes to cockfighting, who are these "experts" who claim that these chickens are "trained" to fight? What real proof is there that connects drugs, gangs, prostitution and gambling to this activity? Just to go Vegas, it's all there. Raising and fighting game birds requires money: money for feed and vitamins, money for building supplies for the pens, money for items to provide their chickens the best care; WIC or EBT benefits cannot be used to purchase these items.

The so-called "barbarians" who participate in this activity are working individuals who have jobs and pay taxes. If there are more than 50,000 cockfighters in California, then just imagine the money the state could produce if it was made legal and each of those 50,000 people had to purchase a yearly permit to fight: a $100 permit times 50,000 people equals $5 million or a $500 permit times 50,000 equals $25 million. Prior to being banned in Louisiana, cockfighting was a $150 million industry.



San Mateo, CA

#16 Feb 11, 2013
Check out ASPCA/HSUS racketeering case,

San Mateo, CA

#17 Feb 14, 2013

San Mateo, CA

#19 Feb 20, 2013

Upper Sandusky, OH

#20 Feb 24, 2013
It is sad that this is even a concern of lawmakers with the Bigger issues in this country,Legalized abortions,gay marrage,drugs,crime,economy,mi llions of PEOPLE without jobs,child abuse! Yet we still have groups that believe their calling in life is to save a chicken! I have read the constitution and bill of rights and cannot find anything that would put a chickn or any animal above my rights and any such law is unlawfull period!!

San Mateo, CA

#24 Feb 28, 2013

San Mateo, CA

#25 Mar 5, 2013

San Mateo, CA

#26 Mar 6, 2013 -...

A Lawrence County jury acquitted five men charged with cockfighting.

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The verdict came down Wednesday following two days of testimony.

The five were arrested in August of 2011 after undercover officers went to the fights and documented what they saw.

The fights reportedly happened at a home in the Speake community.

Defense attorneys argued that cockfighting is a sport, saying that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln all were known to be involved in it.

They also tried arguing that since a chicken doesn't have four legs and fur, it's not an animal - so animal abuse charges wouldn't make sense.

The jury seemed to hinge on whether or not the fights were on private or public property.

"In short, if you fight cocks in a public place, then that's a violation of the law. The flip side of that is, theoretically, well, you can fight at a private place," said Lawrence County District Attorney, Errek Jett.

The judge told jurors to ignore the argument that chickens weren't animals.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

San Mateo, CA

#32 Mar 25, 2013

San Mateo, CA

#33 Mar 28, 2013

San Mateo, CA

#34 Apr 9, 2013

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