Stronger Penalties Proposed for Cockf...

Stronger Penalties Proposed for Cockfighting

There are 19 comments on the WTOK-TV Meridian story from Jan 29, 2013, titled Stronger Penalties Proposed for Cockfighting. In it, WTOK-TV Meridian reports that:

Mississippi lawmakers will soon be addressing a law that hasn't seen much updating in more than a hundred years.

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Ripley, MS

#1 Jan 29, 2013
Umh, infringing on folks god given southern heritage rights. They better watch out!
Hidden eyes

Brandon, MS

#2 Jan 29, 2013
I hope that rooster takes his God given rights and land a spur razor right to your eyeball! Blinding YOU by blood so that YOU might finally see.

With no mercy.
Country boy

United States

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Goodwin get a life!
Elizabeth Luna Chavez

Herndon, VA

#4 Jan 31, 2013
This is a sport in any other country and its not like you have to starve a rooster to make them fight, its their instict, so what should be illegal about it?

Ridgeland, MS

#5 Jan 31, 2013
Elizabeth Luna Chavez wrote:
This is a sport in any other country and its not like you have to starve a rooster to make them fight, its their instict, so what should be illegal about it?
It's illegal because they ate bred for it and then " pitted" against one another with no way of escape. Fight till the death. Some don't die. They are pitched into a pile of other badly cut birds ( by razor spurs put on by humans). It's a sick sadistic game for warped minds. If you enjoy suffering, blood, gore, and death....... Or, you fail to see the error in it, then you are in need of "something" greater than what I can give you here online.

Ridgeland, MS

#6 Jan 31, 2013
Should have said they are bred for it.

Steroids are often involved. They are kept tethered alone till fight time. What a life.

Hope reincarnation ain't real for your sake. You might get to come back as a game cock.
dc proud

United States

#7 Jan 31, 2013
This is a sport that has been goin on 4 thousands of yrs. I said a sport no different than hunting fishing or bull rideing. People should b happy 4the revenue it brings in 2 your town. Let men b men there is no 1 forced 2 attend. It's like goin in a strip joint and seeing a naked lady and being offended sounds crazy but (same thing.) People should help other people and not worry and waste millions of dollars a year fighting this kinda stuff spend it on animal shelters and starving people PETS r the stupidest people around tree huggers and want all vegetarians in this world or sumthin I could go on 4 days but I am dun.

Ridgeland, MS

#8 Feb 2, 2013
I'm starting to understand some of it, but sh't not mercy kill them off and process them for food? Your was seems to serve nothing GOOD.
Don't let them suffer and freed the hungry!!!! Even if its to pigs that feed us! Always mercy KILL in a HUMANE way.

Ripley, MS

#9 Feb 2, 2013
It doesn't matter what kind of law is passed if you don't have a sheriff with the balls to enforce it the law ain't worth the paper it is written on. Look at the federal government and marijauna laws in Colorado, Washington and California. If they ain't got the balls to stop it why bother. But remeber this , if they won't enforce these laws, what else are they not enforcing! Does it even matter? Society will suffer from this whether you realize it or not. Time always proves this right.
Big Al Cap On

Belden, MS

#10 Feb 3, 2013
You don't have any right what so ever to cockfight. That is as stupid as anything ever said. You are an idiot.
Foghorn Leghorn

United States

#11 Feb 5, 2013
The beautiful chickens that only have fighting on their minds in the pit or out of it, might not even be extinct if farmers didn't carry on this traditional southern heritage.

San Mateo, CA

#14 Feb 8, 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.
cock fighters for life

United States

#15 Feb 8, 2013
Does anyone here realized that our first president ( george washington) particiapted in cock fighting? He sat cocks down to fight til death at a very young age and did it til his death. For the animal useful and reach out yout hand to abused and needy children or go grow an oak tree.....
Leave this historical heritage alone.

San Mateo, CA

#16 Feb 9, 2013

A Lawrence County jury acquitted five men charged with cockfighting.

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.

San Mateo, CA

#17 Feb 9, 2013

San Mateo, CA

#18 Feb 11, 2013
check out ASPCA/HSUS racketeering case.
Grandpaw Whitey

Brandon, MS

#19 Feb 12, 2013
Ripley motels were full because of the chicken fights.

Seymour, TN

#21 Jun 4, 2016
Where do they have these cockfights? I heard its in Ripley tonight somewhere....anybody been to one?

Tupelo, MS

#22 Jun 5, 2016
Wandering wrote:
Where do they have these cockfights? I heard its in Ripley tonight somewhere....anybody been to one?
Call Karl, He can tell you!

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