Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Re-legalize Cockfighting in America?

From the Facebook page of Legalize Cockfighting Freedom Petition Page

          Cockfighting in America is already prohibited. Their government declared it as illegal through the conspiracy and lobbying of the animal right activist groups like PETA, PAWS, etc. For they believed that this sport is an animal cruelty; so, it must be abolished. They are not contented that they did it in America; they want to extend their influence to other countries. We can’t deny that their presence is also here in the Philippines. Once, there was an animal rights activist group rallied on the front of Smart the Smart Araneta Coliseum to condemn World Slasher Cup, one of the biggest derbies in the world.

            Before the cockfighting banned in US, it was already there for how many centuries. As a matter of fact, some of their presidents used to be a cocker and one them is Abraham Lincoln. According to his famous quote, “As long as the Almighty permitted men, created in his image and likeness, to fight and kill each other while the world looks on approvingly, it’s not for me to deprive the chickens of the same privilege”. It only means that this is the nature of the battle cocks. They were born to fight and to kill each other.

         When the US government banned cockfighting , not only the American became saddened, but also the international community of cockfighters. For them, it was hard to believe that it happened. Like other counties,cockfhting was already a part of their culture. But despite of that, they are very thankful because they can still breed gamefowl chickens. That’s why we can still import chickens from them.

             The sad thing is we heard some reports that the authorities in US are harassing the breeders. They are raiding a farm and confiscating their chickens. The representative of animal right activist group is acting like a police. After the raid, they cull only the chickens. So, who is the practicing cruelty to animals? To avoid this scenario, the gamefowl breeders there are suggesting that why the governments don’t regulate the gamefowl industry like what they are doing in the poultry industry? By doing this no one could abuse this. Then, their government could collect tax and they can create many jobs. Like we have here in the Philippines, the gamefowl industry is a billion-peso industry.


            The good thing about American breeders they are still fighting their rights. They are appealing to their lawmakers that they should legalize again cockfighting. They really miss it, like in the old glory days where they can enjoy cockfighting. They don’t need to go to other countries just to join in derbies. Well, good luck to their endeavors!

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