Game fowls are an inherent part of cockfighting. After all, a cockfight would not happen without the fighting chickens in the ring. In the United States, cockfighting is illegal, but the business of breeding game fowl is booming.
Villagers filed a plea to be granted permission to conduct cockfight events as part of the Pongal celebrations. In response to the plea, the Madras High Court issued several regulations that must be followed.
The Philippines Information Agency is conducting research on online cockfighting or e-sabong. The agency stated that the responses gathered will be used for “policy-making purposes.”
Last June, Saipan resident Andrew Salas filed a lawsuit, challenging the cockfighting ban in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This case has now been dismissed with prejudice.
Around 100 birds were discovered in an illegal cockfighting pit in Wells County, Indiana. A tip citing suspicious activity in the property prompted authorities to investigate, leading to the arrest of the property owner.
Cockfighting arenas are now open to full capacity in the Philippines after two years of being shut down due to the pandemic.
New Mexico is a state known for its illegal cockfighting rings. An unknown man unintentionally called 911 and hung up, leading sheriff’s deputies to a cockfighting ring bust.
Cockfighting is prohibited in India but thousands still participate in the activity, especially in Andhra Pradesh. The police are attempting to put a stop to cockfights by hosting sports events.
Students are using a cockfighting arena as a temporary classroom now that in-person classes have resumed. The original elementary school building had been shut down by the government in 2020, citing safety concerns as the buildings had been heavily damaged by successive natural disasters.