Justice for Roosters Rescued From Cockfighting

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Target: New Britain Chief of Police, James Wardwell

Goal: Ensure group of men arrested for an alleged cockfighting ring are thoroughly investigated.

Ten adults and one teenager were recently arrested for alleged cockfighting and drug possession. Approximately 26 roosters and two hens were rescued and transported to a farm facility. Police also reportedly found a fighting ring, with what appears to be blood residue, on the premises. In addition there was allegedly $7,000 and more than 80 bags of heroin. Police suspect the birds were imported from Puerto Rico, and may also be carriers of bird flu.

Nine of these men were reportedly released on bond with a court date set for February 18th. It is not uncommon for animal fights to land a gambling charge, in addition to animal cruelty and drug possession charges.

An officer commented that cock fighting is not something typical for the area, and stated that it is definitely a “cultural difference.” This statement can rouse concerns that these men may be pardoned, or charged less extensively for the animal cruelty due to these “cultural differences.” Support this investigation of these men to the fullest extent of the law for allegedly readily partaking of such an abhorrent practice.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Wardwell,

Ten men were recently arrested for alleged cockfighting and suspicion of running a fighting ring. They were also reportedly in possession of excessive amounts of heroin and endorsed the cock fight with a minor present. An officer was quoted in the news to have expressed consideration that cockfighting is a cultural difference.

Regardless of the reasons why these men were allegedly participating in this cruelty, they need to be held accountable for it, not only for gambling on animal lives, attributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possessing drugs, but also the full charge of animal cruelty. They do not need nor deserve leniency for their alleged actions.

Please, ensure that these monstrous individuals are investigated for their alleged crimes.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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4 Comments

  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    *An officer commented that cock fighting is not something typical for the area, and stated that it is definitely a “cultural difference.”* ..What a load of bung, stop making excuses for animal cruelty.

  2. Cindy miller says:

    Agree Shelli, all BS!!

  3. Cultural differences? Cruelty is cruelty, they live in the US now. If they dont like it they can leave.

  4. Society has for the most part allowed and even encouraged various cultural traditions to be embraced and practiced no matter where your from or live. Society as a whole has also,for the most part, been respectful as long as it was not offensive or harmful to others. This is not one of those times! When a cultural belief or tradition effects of harms anyone or anything that cannot defend or protect themselves it no longer acceptable. Animals of any kind are not a possession, yes we own and care for them but we do not ever have the right to hurt or kill one, period! If this kind of behaviour, rooster fighting, or dog fighting, are allowed to continue due to cultural beliefs, the next thing you know this kind of behaviour and severe cruelty and abuse will be the excuse used for everything. We have to protect animals, there are laws against animal abuse and there are no exceptions. The legal system and animal defense associations have pledged an oath to protect, as well as millions of people from all walks of life. This is not something we are willing to change or ignore.

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