Severely Punish Men Allegedly Involved in Cockfighting Ring

Target: Michael J. Rourke, District Attorney for Weld County, Colorado

Goal: Seek the maximum possible punishment for three men reportedly responsible for running a brutal cockfighting ring.

Police officers in Colorado discovered 28 roosters that had apparently been bred for fighting while searching a property. Many of the birds were injured and showed signs that they had been physically altered as part of a cockfighting ring allegedly run by three men. Following the men’s arrests, the birds were confiscated but later had to be euthanized after veterinarians determined the roosters were too vicious to be rehabilitated.

Cockfighting is a cruel and sadistic bloodsport that subjects innocent birds to suffering and death at the hands of humans out to make a quick buck. Razors are often strapped to birds’ feet to inflict lethal wounds, among other physical modifications. Illegal drugs and gambling are also often a part of cockfighting operations. All three men allegedly involved in this case were said to be in possession of large amounts of illicit marijuana and methamphetamine.

Those allegedly responsible for subjecting these birds to such misery and cruelty appear to have been heavily involved in this illegal sport, and must be brought to justice. Sign this petition to ensure that they are severely punished, if found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Rourke,

Three men were recently arrested in Evans on charges of animal fighting, cruelty to animals and illegal drug possession after police reportedly found them in possession of dozens of roosters apparently bred and trained for fighting. The officers say they were being kept on a property that had been transformed into an illegal cockfighting setup.

The men involved in this case are accused of having subjected nearly 30 birds to unthinkable cruelty. In cockfights, roosters are often forced to fight to the death and are physically altered to inflict more lethal wounds on their rivals. This kind of behavior is sadistic and must not be tolerated. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the maximum punishment for these men if they are found guilty of this heinous crime.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Peter Griffin

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12 Comments

  1. Nothing makes this justifiable. All animals are sentient with souls and emotions. This abuse needs to end, now.

  2. Bev Woodburn says:

    I believe all animal torturers and abusers should all be put to death by the same means these psychopathic depraved animal torturing monsters committed against their defenceless and innocent victims.

    Kill them all and slowly. They should not be breathing the air of our planet.

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