Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - February 19, 2008

Cockfighting is a legitimate sport

This is in response to all the humbug about cockfighting. It's no worse than a football game or boxing.

People have died in the name of sports before or ended up crippled for life. So don't go saying something is bad if you don't understand it. People bet on all types of sports. But you want everybody to think you have doped the birds to make them fight. That's a bunch of hogwash.

I've fought birds before, and they fight on their own. As for the drugs, a lot of times they hurt the bird, but it's no different than a bunch of baseball, football, basketball or any other sports players that do steroids or any other drug that makes them stronger or faster.

Cockfighting is no worse than boxing. You train them to be the best they can be. All the birds that fight don't die. In the name of sport, one has to win, one has to lose, as in any sport.

But sit down to eat a steak or fried chicken, and it doesn't matter how they died or what, for dead is dead!

Lee Rabon