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(Chron)   Hundreds arrested in Texas cockfighting raid, face 6-8 months of additional cockfighting   (chron.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, North Texas, cockfights, Society of the United States, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, raid, Child Protective Services, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, organized crime  
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2010-01-04 03:01:36 AM  
Forgive me but i'm not sure why the stupid tag is appropriate here.
 
2010-01-04 03:04:19 AM  
Yeah they've come to snuff the rooster
 
2010-01-04 03:08:47 AM  
Finally, I can sleep at night. People who fight chickens are arrested.

What? They're from a state I have political disagreements with? BURN THEM!
 
2010-01-04 03:10:23 AM  
This doesn't bode well for my fantasy cockfighting team.
 
2010-01-04 03:11:59 AM  

Mr. Potatoass: This doesn't bode well for my fantasy cockfighting team.


this one?
http://tinyurl.com/ykj9btb

(NSFW)
 
2010-01-04 03:13:34 AM  
"If 50 people enter the cockfighting ring and each pay a $200 entry fee, that's $10,000 in the pot. Hopefully, people will look at this arrest and see the consequences outweigh any of the potential gain."

Holy crap, people actually front a $200 entry fee? Cockfighting is so outta my league.

4.bp.blogspot.com
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the cocks?
 
2010-01-04 03:14:11 AM  
hmmm maybe it's because im tired, and gotta take a dump, but am afraid to because my toilet seat is freezing cold, but who the hell cares about some chickens killing each other for our amusement?

I've never been to a cock fight, nor do I care to go. But I do loves me some fried chicken (and im not even black). I'm just curious how one can be cool with zapping chickens by the 10's of thousands each day so they can wind up at KFC, but if a few of them get in a fight for peoples amusement its "evil".

Havent chickens been fighting since before man knew to put them in a ring and profit from it?
 
2010-01-04 03:15:22 AM  
Texas and Tennessee both need tags.
 
2010-01-04 03:15:33 AM  

accelerus: hmmm maybe it's because im tired, and gotta take a dump, but am afraid to because my toilet seat is freezing cold, but who the hell cares about some chickens killing each other for our amusement?

I've never been to a cock fight, nor do I care to go. But I do loves me some fried chicken (and im not even black). I'm just curious how one can be cool with zapping chickens by the 10's of thousands each day so they can wind up at KFC, but if a few of them get in a fight for peoples amusement its "evil".

Havent chickens been fighting since before man knew to put them in a ring and profit from it?


I hate to say it, but this.
 
2010-01-04 03:19:50 AM  
I can't see FTFA where subby got 6-8 months as the sentence, but shirley that's a bit low. Maybe they wouldn't have raids of 200+ people watching if they actually had a sentence that implied more than a slap on the wrist
 
2010-01-04 03:21:03 AM  
What a bunch of dicks.
 
2010-01-04 03:21:04 AM  
accelerus

couldn't we say the same for dogs or any other animal then?

/and no, it doesn't matter if they are 'domesticated'
 
2010-01-04 03:22:46 AM  

cyks: Mr. Potatoass: This doesn't bode well for my fantasy cockfighting team.

this one?
http://tinyurl.com/ykj9btb

(NSFW)


Filling in for gorgor tonight?
 
2010-01-04 03:25:07 AM  
Cockfighting is gay. Cockwrestling on the other hand...
 
2010-01-04 03:28:22 AM  

accelerus: hmmm maybe it's because im tired, and gotta take a dump, but am afraid to because my toilet seat is freezing cold, but who the hell cares about some chickens killing each other for our amusement?

I've never been to a cock fight, nor do I care to go. But I do loves me some fried chicken (and im not even black). I'm just curious how one can be cool with zapping chickens by the 10's of thousands each day so they can wind up at KFC, but if a few of them get in a fight for peoples amusement its "evil".

Havent chickens been fighting since before man knew to put them in a ring and profit from it?


Like all organized crime, it's not so much the activity (cock-on-cock action, poker, bookkeeping) that's really bad but the associated crime it brings. People who make animals fight for their own amusement, like people who run sports books, are typically unsavory individuals who will use any means necessary to pursue their end goal of making money and putting competition out of business. Illicit gambling of all types usually end in violent crime because the losers want to recoup their losses or don't want to pay what they owe. Like other forms of gambling or even prostitution, there's an obvious market looking to be filled; without government sanction and, therefore, regulation, you can expect far worse illicit activity to surround these markets. Unfortunately, there's no right answer because either:
A) the People don't want it --> the Government outlaws it --> the Government spends a chunk of time, money and effort keeping it illegal
B) the People don't want it --> the Government refuses to outlaw it --> the Government spends a chunk of time, money, effort regulating it and enforcing said regulation --> "Won't somebody please think of the children??" --> Go to part A
 
2010-01-04 03:29:15 AM  
img40.imageshack.us

At least I know where my son and his friends are and what they are up to.
 
2010-01-04 03:32:52 AM  

ultraholland: accelerus

couldn't we say the same for dogs or any other animal then?

/and no, it doesn't matter if they are 'domesticated'


A valid point I wont deny. Then again we don't eat dogs by the tens of thousands each day in this country either.


What about any amusement an animals brings to humans in a recreation activity? Horse races? I mean I'm sure the horse would rather be elsewhere not running its ass off getting whipped by a midget.

I'm sure if the govt could find a way to tax it - then they would love to legalize it.
 
2010-01-04 03:34:05 AM  

accelerus: getting whipped by a midget


Some people pay for that kind of treatment.

/not me
//I swear
 
2010-01-04 03:37:28 AM  

okami36: accelerus: getting whipped by a midget

Some people pay for that kind of treatment.

/not me
//I swear


That's what they all say.
 
2010-01-04 03:39:37 AM  
First they take our dogs, then they take our cocks. We're going to have to resort to betta fish next. Are there any insects that will fight to the death?
 
2010-01-04 03:42:40 AM  
picture of what a midget may look like

www.whatforever.info


Honestly though - she's hot as hell. (i think) and if I was rich I'd love to get whipped by her.
 
2010-01-04 03:51:28 AM  

accelerus: picture of what a midget may look like

Honestly though - she's hot as hell. (i think) and if I was rich I'd love to get whipped by her.


I'd let her ride me around the track.
 
2010-01-04 03:57:00 AM  

accelerus: picture of what a midget may look like

Honestly though - she's hot as hell. (i think) and if I was rich I'd love to get whipped by her.


As far as rhyming porn stars go she's one of the best.

/orange the.....uhhhh
 
2010-01-04 03:57:59 AM  
FTA: seized 114 roosters

They snatched 114 cocks.
 
2010-01-04 04:07:41 AM  

Indolent: FTA: seized 114 roosters

They snatched 114 cocks.


Yeah, but how many cooters did they find?
 
2010-01-04 04:10:09 AM  

Indolent: FTA: seized 114 roosters

They snatched 114 cocks.


Bunch of sicko perverts... what'd they need the chickens for anyway?

FTA "If 50 people enter the cockfighting ring..."



Besides, it's fairly obvious Ron Jeremy would win... hedgehogs eat eggs.
 
2010-01-04 04:17:04 AM  
Don't mind me, just waiting for the people that always show up thoroughly outraged in Michael Vick threads to come here just as outraged.

/waiting....
 
2010-01-04 04:36:16 AM  
Hey subby, ever have your salad tossed? I didn't think so.

Prison aint no joke boy.
 
2010-01-04 05:08:19 AM  
Okay that was a pretty good headline.
 
2010-01-04 05:29:57 AM  
Came for the Little Jerry reference...
 
2010-01-04 05:53:42 AM  

Tyranicle: Hey subby, ever have your salad tossed? I didn't think so.

Prison aint no joke boy.


neither is cruelty to animals
 
2010-01-04 06:28:41 AM  
listentoleon.net
 
2010-01-04 06:41:11 AM  
Because rape is funny... right?
 
2010-01-04 06:48:32 AM  
Could 4H be cruel as children raise animals to be slaughtered to the highest bidder?

/children need some thicker skin
//relax it's happened for years just harder to tax.
///if the queen watched cock fighting it would be cool.
 
2010-01-04 07:23:37 AM  
this happened about 4 miles from my house, so I'm really getting a kick...

Seriously. My step father works for the county jail and said 169 arrests and over half arrested are illegal immigrants. He said they also confiscated $8,000-$10,000 off a couple of these guys.
 
2010-01-04 08:09:17 AM  
$10,000 for the best cock?!? En garde!
 
2010-01-04 08:42:41 AM  
Prison rape isn't funny.
 
2010-01-04 09:01:53 AM  

Indolent: They snatched 114 cocks.


In a row?

ifuctup.com
 
2010-01-04 09:57:57 AM  
Operation Cockblock was a success!
 
2010-01-04 10:19:37 AM  
From Wiki...

A cockfight is a blood sport between two roosters, held in a ring called a cockpit. Cockfighting is now illegal throughout most the United States and in most of Europe.[1]
The combatants, known as gamecocks, are specially bred birds, conditioned for increased stamina and strength. The comb and wattle are cut off in order to meet show standards of the American Gamefowl Society and the Old English Game Club and to prevent freezing in colder climates. Cocks possess congenital aggression toward all males of the same species. Cocks are given the best of care until near the age of two years old. They are conditioned, much like professional athletes prior to events or shows. Wagers are often made on the outcome of the match. While not all fights are to the death, the cocks do endure physical trauma that may result in death. Cockfighting was at one time considered to be an accepted, traditional sporting event in the United States. In many other areas around the world, cockfighting is still practiced as a mainstream event; in some countries it is government controlled.

Wondering why its illegal in the so-called "developed" countries and not the rest of the world. Not that I am a supporter of blood sport involving animals at all, seems odd that there is such a marked difference in ideals.
 
2010-01-04 10:26:32 AM  
It's good to know these cock fighters are off the streets and people can sleep safely tonight.

Funny how the article doesn't mention when they bust cockfighting rings they normally kill all of the birds involved, sometimes right at the site of the fight.
 
2010-01-04 10:34:08 AM  
Didn't it turn out better in the tv shows Roots?
 
2010-01-04 10:54:39 AM  
18.media.tumblr.com
Now, just because Jerry Seinfeld is a has-been, don't make Little Jerry Seinfeld a never-was.
 
2010-01-04 12:12:50 PM  
If your donkey bites off my rooster's feet, what do you have? Two feet of my cock in your ass
 
2010-01-04 12:44:43 PM  

The Bestest: Don't mind me, just waiting for the people that always show up thoroughly outraged in Michael Vick threads to come here just as outraged.

/waiting....


/Here

I don't own pet chickens so it's a bit harder to empathize but it still doesn't keep me from getting disgusted at the scum who consider watching two animals shred eachother apart entertainment.
 
2010-01-04 01:19:53 PM  
i2.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-04 02:31:12 PM  

bushbot111: Finally, I can sleep at night. People who fight chickens are arrested.

What? They're from a state I have political disagreements with? BURN THEM!


Put away the petrol - about 100 of those arrested are illegal aliens undocumented workers.
 
2010-01-04 03:53:05 PM  
Say what you will, but I think a Cockfighting Ring is much better than a Cockring Fight. Or was that worse? I forget my orientation sometimes.
 
2010-01-05 11:20:42 AM  
When I was little, in Texas, my father had a couple of ifghting roosters. That was his hobby. He took my 16" pool, and used the metal liner as a wind shield for his prized rooster, which he named "Sergeant". He would crush a vitamin, in a pair of pliers, into the feed, with an egg. This rooster would try to attack him. When he let that rooster loose in the "ring" with it's spurs on, it literally killed every rooster against it.

In a pile of dead roosters, I fund one that was not dead, but "mostly dead". Iasked my dad, and we took it home. I named it "George". He had a fiecre limp, but he rcovered, and lived another eight years.

Overall, I hsd a horrible upbringing, but somehow made it out.
/Not unscathed.
//Better than my forebears. Google "Orphan train".
///Yes, I barely made it out.
 
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