May 9, 2008

Cockfighting is Still Legal in Puerto Rico

Cockfighting, surprisingly, is still legal in Puerto Rico, even though it's illegal in the United States (including Louisiana as of late). Interestingly enough, it's legal in Guam as well--maybe it's a U.S. territory thing?

It's pretty cruel that this tradition continues, but it's still very popular in Puerto Rico. In many neighborhoods you can hear roosters crowing at all hours of the day, and most (although not all) are for cockfighting. I've met a few people with roosters and the amount of pride they have in raising their birds is astounding.

Anyways, I have two videos that can tell you a lot more than I can, and if you want the nitty-gritty here's the Humane Society's page.

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