December 21, 2007

Choking the chicken, or,
Killing the birds in order to save them

846 more fighting cocks were graciously saved from their fate intended them by God or Nature or Intelligent Designer or Natural Selection (which is to say: fighting) and
instead put to death by their saviors at the Humane Society, who could see no other possible end in this wide world for these chickens.

Merry Christmas, each and every one!

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A Fort Pierce man is charged with raising birds for cockfighting, which led to 846 of the animals being euthanized.

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says 42-year-old Juan Mondragon was arrested Sunday. He's charged with 846 counts of possession of fighting roosters.

Mascara says Mondragon was first arrested April 8 on charges of fighting and baiting animals. He was 1 of 37 people arrested Sunday at a cockfight in Okeechobee County. No fights were being held at either of the locations in yesterday's raids. But authorities say those roosters were being sold for fighting in Okeechobee County

A humane society spokesman says the animals couldn't be used for food because they had been pumped full of steroids and other chemicals.

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