Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Arrested over fowl cock

Sorry, I couldn't help myself!

So two people in Spotsyltuckey get arrested for running a cock racket (snickers). I'm really not swayed much by this as there is no way to possibly stop people from making animals fight. Not that I'm condoning it, but people have been fighting animals since the beginning of time, and they will continue despite the best efforts of law enforcement.

Speaking of best efforts, the animals were 'saved' from cruelty by animal control officers, and then promptly exterminated. Government folk have a funny way of saving life.

So mere possession of animals used for fighting is a felony worthy of prison time, but the swift intervention and euthanizing with a syringe saves the day. Good to know.

Update: The Free Lance Star reports that this is the largest seizure of cock in Virginia state history! Also, this:
There is no evidence that any actual cockfighting went on at the residence, prosecutor Tom Shaia said. It was not clear yesterday if authorities know where any cockfighting took place.
Seems like the case of fighting cocks is getting pretty flaccid.
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