Stricter Cock-fighting law in Virginia

Stricter Cock-fighting law in Virginia

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Rebecca

United States

#1 Jul 2, 2008
Good news for the animals! On July 1st, Virginia's stricter animal-fighting legislation HB 656/ SB 592 will take effect, making cockfighting and attending any animal fight a felony. Last Chance for Animals (LCA) Special Investigation Unit (SIU) supplied Bob Bushnell, Henry County District Attorney, with classified undercover cockfighting video shot in Virginia. After viewing the LCA video, Bushnell lobbied strongly for the harsher law against animal fighting activities.

According to Bushnell, the LCA investigation provided him and other local law enforcement with information that was, "very helpful in lobbying for changes in the State of Virginia's laws regarding cockfighting." At the same time, cockfighters were lobbying the State Assembly claiming that their sport was "family friendly." With documented proof supplied by LCA, Bushnell was able to "stand up and tell them [the State Senate and Assembly] that there is a huge amount of gambling at these contests, with children present."

Bushnell attributes LCA's undercover work as an essential part of this stricter animal fighting law in Virginia. "Virginia had been a refuge of cockfighters in the South," said Bushnell, "I am very grateful for the help LCA gave us in getting this legislation toughened."

Please help support LCA's Special Investigations Unit. It is only with your continued support that LCA can continue to investigate and supply information that strengthens laws against animal abuse nationwide.
New York

Maspeth, NY

#3 Jul 3, 2008
That is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a while. "Family friendly" cockfighting. What is friendly about your kid watching two birds rip each other to shreds. That's child abuse. These poor kids can't possibly understand that this is considered a sport and the first time they see that it must be horrifying. Those lobbyists should be investigated for child abuse and probably domestic abuse as well. I can't believe they had the nerve to show up and spew this garbage in a court of law. If you want to do this pack your butt up and moved to some backward country that allows it.
richlands virginia

Nicholasville, KY

#4 Jul 11, 2008
i've been to a coupe of cock fights and i see no difference in the cock fight and two grown men in a boxing ring beating each other bloody.
the birds have a born in need to fight and if people want to watch these animals fight in a pit so be it. as for the betting what about horse racing and dog racing. and as for the kids they see a lot worse on tv and viedo games. and the truth be known cockfights were held in the white house.
Anbreen

Mount Laguna, CA

#5 Jul 11, 2008
richlands virginia wrote:
i've been to a coupe of cock fights and i see no difference in the cock fight and two grown men in a boxing ring beating each other bloody.
the birds have a born in need to fight and if people want to watch these animals fight in a pit so be it. as for the betting what about horse racing and dog racing. and as for the kids they see a lot worse on tv and viedo games. and the truth be known cockfights were held in the white house.
The difference between cockfighting and and boxing is that boxers CHOOSE to be involved. The animals do not have a choice. Boxers are also protected, to a degree, by laws and regulations, and are compensated. Boxers are not required to fight to the death. Losing boxers are not killed. Boxers are not physically altered, and do not have to wear metal attachments to gore their opponents.

That enough difference for you?

Yes, cockfights prolly WERE performed in the White House. Some of our presidents were also slavers-- does that make slavery OK?

One MAJOR difference is that now, animal fighting is a federal felony. So, if you are into it.. see you at the Crossbar!
New York

Maspeth, NY

#6 Jul 12, 2008
richlands virginia wrote:
i've been to a coupe of cock fights and i see no difference in the cock fight and two grown men in a boxing ring beating each other bloody.
the birds have a born in need to fight and if people want to watch these animals fight in a pit so be it. as for the betting what about horse racing and dog racing. and as for the kids they see a lot worse on tv and viedo games. and the truth be known cockfights were held in the white house.
The only reason kids see worse on TV and videos is because their parents are too busy taking care of themselves. The younger generation has become more and more violent. When some dumbass kid sticks a gun in your face and takes what you have because he's been subjected to all this violence and doesn't think it's not normal, what are you going to say then? If you think it's entertaining to watch too animals rip each other to shreds you have a serious problem.

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

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#7 Jul 12, 2008
richlands virginia wrote:
i've been to a coupe of cock fights and i see no difference in the cock fight and two grown men in a boxing ring beating each other bloody.
the birds have a born in need to fight and if people want to watch these animals fight in a pit so be it. as for the betting what about horse racing and dog racing. and as for the kids they see a lot worse on tv and viedo games. and the truth be known cockfights were held in the white house.
Your ignorance is appalling. I hope you get caught at one of these fights and end up in jail where you belong.
Rebecca

Kingston, Jamaica

#8 Jul 12, 2008
with the kind of company animal fighting brings don't worry Jen,his day is coming.

“Prosecute ALL Animal Abusers”

Since: Sep 07

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#9 Jul 12, 2008
Rebecca wrote:
with the kind of company animal fighting brings don't worry Jen,his day is coming.
I wish I could be there to see it. MAYBE he will be one of the cases on AP, LOL...and we all could watch his stupid @ss being carted off to jail, wouldn't that be sweet??
Hatch

AOL

#10 Aug 19, 2008
You need to put your feelings back in your pocket, we as gamefowl people are sick and tired of being picked on. We take our sport very seriously. The fighting of these birds are just part of there life. They get better care than your kids. The HSUS likes to juice there propganda up and make it sound what awful people we are. Stop using gamefowl in the same sentences as dogs , they are very differnt. WE DON'T SUPPORT DOG FIGHTING, and it's not the same!

“Be Kind to Animals”

Since: Nov 07

Nelson, VA

#11 Aug 19, 2008
richlands virginia wrote:
i've been to a coupe of cock fights and i see no difference in the cock fight and two grown men in a boxing ring beating each other bloody.
the birds have a born in need to fight and if people want to watch these animals fight in a pit so be it. as for the betting what about horse racing and dog racing. and as for the kids they see a lot worse on tv and viedo games. and the truth be known cockfights were held in the white house.
Humans have a choice. Animals do not. When humans intervene and manipulate an animals basic instincts solely to amuse themselves, the humans become animalistic themselves. Doesn't matter what "used" to occur, things are a-changing, laws are being created and enforced because humans cannot behave themselves without them. Of course some animals will fight instinctively but only under certain circumstances. Humans take these animals and push them to fight until that's all they know to do. That's called animal abuse any way you look at it.
New York

Maspeth, NY

#13 Aug 19, 2008
Hatch wrote:
You need to put your feelings back in your pocket, we as gamefowl people are sick and tired of being picked on. We take our sport very seriously. The fighting of these birds are just part of there life. They get better care than your kids. The HSUS likes to juice there propganda up and make it sound what awful people we are. Stop using gamefowl in the same sentences as dogs , they are very differnt. WE DON'T SUPPORT DOG FIGHTING, and it's not the same!
Everyone knows you "gamefowl" people are sick. And your not just awful people, your disgusting. Dogfighting and cockfighting aren't the same? Dogs that fight are made vicious by using starvation and drugs, while you people attach razor sharp blades to make a vicious bird a killer. Sounds like great entertainment to me. I'm sure experiencing that will make your children much better people. Can't you find anything better to do with your time? This is not a sport and it's illegal in this country. Anyone involved in this sordid business should not only be arrested for animal cruelty, but for child abuse if they drag their poor unfortunate kids along to experience this garbage.

“Take a stand!”

Since: Feb 08

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#14 Aug 19, 2008
Hatch wrote:
You need to put your feelings back in your pocket, we as gamefowl people are sick and tired of being picked on. We take our sport very seriously. The fighting of these birds are just part of there life. They get better care than your kids. The HSUS likes to juice there propganda up and make it sound what awful people we are. Stop using gamefowl in the same sentences as dogs , they are very differnt. WE DON'T SUPPORT DOG FIGHTING, and it's not the same!
You need to get some feelings.. You're not being picked on, EVOLVE ALREADY will ya? And tell me exactly when do these birds get better care? When they're fighting for their life or when they're all thrown in pile, only to have gas poured on them and then burned.. Animal fighting is animal fighting, period you neanderthal.
The Gadfly

Crawfordville, FL

#15 Aug 19, 2008
Hatch wrote:
You need to put your feelings back in your pocket, we as gamefowl people are sick and tired of being picked on. We take our sport very seriously. The fighting of these birds are just part of there life. They get better care than your kids. The HSUS likes to juice there propganda up and make it sound what awful people we are. Stop using gamefowl in the same sentences as dogs , they are very differnt. WE DON'T SUPPORT DOG FIGHTING, and it's not the same!
When you're living in a glass house...don't throw no stones.
Rebecca

Easley, SC

#16 Aug 19, 2008
Hatch wrote:
You need to put your feelings back in your pocket, we as gamefowl people are sick and tired of being picked on. We take our sport very seriously. The fighting of these birds are just part of there life. They get better care than your kids. The HSUS likes to juice there propganda up and make it sound what awful people we are. Stop using gamefowl in the same sentences as dogs , they are very differnt. WE DON'T SUPPORT DOG FIGHTING, and it's not the same!
I guess you think you are talking to people who have never seen a cock fight. well, I have. I also used to know quite a few cockfighters. It is a dirty,bloody mess. It is not humane in the least. It's just a bunch of drunks at a blood bath with usually more than booze.
Anbreen

Mount Laguna, CA

#17 Aug 20, 2008
Hatch wrote:
You need to put your feelings back in your pocket, we as gamefowl people are sick and tired of being picked on. We take our sport very seriously. The fighting of these birds are just part of there life. They get better care than your kids. The HSUS likes to juice there propganda up and make it sound what awful people we are. Stop using gamefowl in the same sentences as dogs , they are very differnt. WE DON'T SUPPORT DOG FIGHTING, and it's not the same!
It's exactly the same! How about getting some honest work, instead of gambling on blood and pain? How about beating eachother to death, if you want a fight to the death?

“Be Kind to Animals”

Since: Nov 07

Nelson, VA

#18 Aug 20, 2008
Anbreen wrote:
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It's exactly the same! How about getting some honest work, instead of gambling on blood and pain? How about beating eachother to death, if you want a fight to the death?
I'm with you on this one entirely. I have no problem if two grown people want to beat each other to death. But I have a huge problem with grown people resorting to using helpless animals to appease their lust for blood. These people need their own island to live on WITHOUT animals.
Anbreen

Mount Laguna, CA

#19 Aug 20, 2008
richlands virginia wrote:
i've been to a coupe of cock fights and i see no difference in the cock fight and two grown men in a boxing ring beating each other bloody.
the birds have a born in need to fight and if people want to watch these animals fight in a pit so be it. as for the betting what about horse racing and dog racing. and as for the kids they see a lot worse on tv and viedo games. and the truth be known cockfights were held in the white house.
You see NO difference between the human, adult CHOICE to box and FORCED animal fighting? If that's the case, you are stupider than you sound. Hello? The animals have no choice, no protection, and no compensation. They do not sign contracts with all the conditions specified, therein.

Cockfights were held in the White House, and the first few presidents were slave owners. The latest one is a f***ing sadistic moron. What's your point?

Now, let's do a few surgical procedures on YOU (like you freaks enjoy doing on the birds) and throw you into a ring with a moron of equal size. One of you leaves alive. If you enjoy WATCHING it, you must also enjoy DOING it.
Anbreen

Mount Laguna, CA

#20 Aug 20, 2008
richlands virginia wrote:
i've been to a coupe of cock fights and i see no difference in the cock fight and two grown men in a boxing ring beating each other bloody.
the birds have a born in need to fight and if people want to watch these animals fight in a pit so be it. as for the betting what about horse racing and dog racing. and as for the kids they see a lot worse on tv and viedo games. and the truth be known cockfights were held in the white house.
See you in jail, Einstein. Animal fighting of ANY kind is now a federal felony.
Anbreen

Mount Laguna, CA

#21 Aug 20, 2008
Hatch wrote:
You need to put your feelings back in your pocket, we as gamefowl people are sick and tired of being picked on. We take our sport very seriously. The fighting of these birds are just part of there life. They get better care than your kids. The HSUS likes to juice there propganda up and make it sound what awful people we are. Stop using gamefowl in the same sentences as dogs , they are very differnt. WE DON'T SUPPORT DOG FIGHTING, and it's not the same!
I'd like to see a fight to the death between you and Richlande. if it's good enough for the birds, it's good enough for the likes of you, f***tard.

Did you know that Animal fighting of ANY species is now a federal felony? The new law is not species specific. So, it actually doesn't matter what the states do-- though it IS good to hear abou.

“Take a stand!”

Since: Feb 08

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#22 Aug 20, 2008
Anbreen wrote:
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I'd like to see a fight to the death between you and Richlande. if it's good enough for the birds, it's good enough for the likes of you, f***tard.
Did you know that Animal fighting of ANY species is now a federal felony? The new law is not species specific. So, it actually doesn't matter what the states do-- though it IS good to hear abou.
I'd like to see that to. It's not like they'd have to worry about losing any teeth in the fight or anything...

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