Justice for Roosters Reportedly Subjected to Cruel Cockfighting and Illegal Mutilation

Target: Bob Ferguson, Attorney General of Washington

Goal: Strengthen and enforce penalties against animal cruelty, focusing on ending the brutal practice of cockfighting.

In recent raids in Yakima County, Washington, appalling acts of animal cruelty were reportedly uncovered involving roosters raised for cockfighting. These animals allegedly endure severe mutilations and are forced into violent encounters for illegal gambling rings, surrounded by drugs and other criminal activities. Such actions not only harm the animals but also poison our communities with violence and lawlessness.

Detailed accounts from law enforcement state that roosters used in these fights are often injected with substances like methamphetamine to enhance aggression and fitted with deadly metal spurs after their natural ones are cut off. The physical and psychological torment inflicted upon these animals is horrific, underscoring a blatant disregard for life. This cruelty is not isolated but part of a larger, disturbing pattern linked to organized crime, demonstrating a need for urgent and comprehensive legal intervention.

The recent legislation signed by Governor Inslee to reclassify and strengthen penalties for animal cruelty is a step in the right direction, but more decisive action is necessary. We must ensure that these laws are not merely symbolic but are enforced vigorously to deter such barbaric behavior effectively. Advocate for these voiceless victims and work towards eradicating this cruel practice from our state.


Dear Attorney General Bob Ferguson,

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned about the ongoing issue of cockfighting and the gruesome treatment of roosters in our state as highlighted by recent law enforcement raids. These operations have exposed a disturbing scene where roosters are allegedly subjected to extreme physical modifications and forced into deadly fights, all for the entertainment and profit of humans. Such acts of cruelty reflect a serious moral failing and a breach of our societal values.

It is alarming that alongside the direct cruelty toward animals, these types of events are intertwined with other serious criminal activities, including drug trafficking and assault. This complex web of illegality not only endangers animal welfare but also threatens community safety and well-being. We urge you to take a strong stand against these atrocities by ensuring that the laws intended to protect these animals are enforced with all possible vigor and determination.

We request that your office prioritize the fight against animal cruelty, particularly the brutal practice of cockfighting. By doing so, you will send a clear message that our state does not tolerate cruelty and exploitation of animals. We believe that through decisive action and robust law enforcement, we can deter such crimes and foster a culture of respect and compassion.


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Photo credit: Engin Akyurt

One Comment

  1. Ejohnson says:

    These sick individuals deserve to be buried alive and I’ll “bet” they suffer a horrible death

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