Cock fighting forty years

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In , state authorities raided a cockfighting pit in the unincorporated community of Del Rio, with authorities apprehending people. The scale of the operation in, of all places, Cocke County, Tenn was alarming and prompted state lawmakers to make cockfighting a felony. The practice had been a misdemeanor since the original prohibition of staged animal fights in But the felony provision was fleeting, with a couple of East Tennessee lawmakers arguing that cockfighting was a cultural tradition.

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Cockfighting is a centuries-old blood sport in which two or more specially bred birds, known as gamecocks, are placed in an enclosed pit to fight, for the primary purposes of gambling and entertainment. A typical cockfight can last anywhere from several minutes to more than half an hour and usually results in the death of one or both birds. Even birds who aren't killed during cockfights suffer terribly. Regardless of how exhausted or injured they become common injuries include punctured lungs, broken bones, and pierced eyes , the birds cannot escape from the fighting pit. The razor-sharp steel blades or "gaffs" which resemble 3-inch-long, curved ice picks tied to the birds' legs are so sharp and dangerous that cockfighters themselves have been killed when accidentally slashed by their own birds. Law enforcement raids across the country have revealed several disturbing facets of this so-called sport.

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At least 22 Hawaii chicken breeders may also be sellers, fueling illicit cockfighting rings in Guam, an animal welfare group has alleged in a new report. They also want the U. Department of Justice to shutter the farms.
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