Cockfighting is one of the oldest blood sports in the world. Surprisingly, a large part of it has remained unchanged. Check out this short comparison between traditional cockfighting and modern cockfighting.
There are multiple roles and jobs within the cockfighting industry and one of them is being a gaffer. Servicing nearly 40 clients in a cockfighting event, gaffers attach the sharp blades to the legs of a rooster.
Fighting roosters are birds that are bred and raised specifically for cockfighting. They are fed well and trained properly to ensure that they last long in the ring. If you want to know what makes a good fighting rooster, check out this article.
The cockfighting industry rakes billions in dollars in revenue due to bets, ticket sales, breeding and selling of birds, and other aspects. This industry has helped support the economy in several countries where it is legal.
Cockfighting is a part of Mexican tradition. However, many critics and the public alike are calling for the activity to be prohibited. Mexicans who depend on cockfighting think otherwise.
In 2007, all 50 states in the U.S. banned cockfighting, citing it as an activity cruel to animals. In 2018, an amendment to the current Animal Welfare law was introduced: HR4202.
A fight broke out in an illegal cockfight in Maili and ended with two people dead. One of the suspects, a 16-year-old, is facing murder charges as an adult.
Guam Delegate James Moylan is seeking to repeal the federal ban on cockfighting in U.S. territories. Animal Wellness Action, an animal rights organization, strongly denounced Delegate Moylan’s actions.
As a blood sport, cockfighting also has its own prestigious sporting events that pit local and international players against each other to join the ranks of the best in the world. Check out these huge international sporting events!