If you are unaware what cockfighting is, it is a sick activity classified as a sport that people have betted money and gamble on for centuries. This sport has two bred birds (usually with sharp blades attached to their feet) also known as gamecocks are in a enclosed pit and are forced to fight. The bird that comes out alive wins and a round can usually last about 5 to 30 minutes. The negative affect that cockfighting has is that at least one bird dies each game and the birds that are fighting always get hurt brutally.
Cock fighting is not the only kind of fighting with animals because there is also dogfighting. As sad as it sounds dog fighting is similar to cock fight and is more organized and it is when two dogs are put into a ring or pit to fight until one can no longer fight or dies. Usually dog fighting is more popular that cockfighting and more people spend their money and bid on it. Most of the time it takes place in run down neighborhoods, the level of organization tends to lack a lot when and fights occur. They usually take place in quiet and secretive spots within urban parks, school lots, alleyways or other similar locations. About 16,000 dogs die of animal dog fighting every year
How can you help?
1. Spread the Word-Tell your community school, and friends on social media about the issue. Also, set up flyers around you town informing them about cock and dog fighting.
2. Volunteer-A lot of dogs in shelters come from dog fighting environments. A lot of shelter have obedience classes for them.
3. Contact- If you ever run into a area where you know dog or cock fighting is going on contact the police immediately!