Cockfighting in St Paul

A possible cockfighting ring was being investigated in St. Paul, after police discovered 11 roosters and a seriously wounded hen in the basement of a house.

I’m sorry, this just cracks me up. I mean, I feel badly for the hen and all, but…. heh.

11 Comments so far

  1. not amused (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 9:27 am

    Yeah, animal cruelty is fucking hilarious.

  2. Erica (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    Animal cruelty: not so much.
    Anonymous douches: not so much.

    The word “cock”: hilarious.

  3. tph (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

    I’m not one to side with the PETA types very often.

    I’ve also been known to giggle at the more phallic term for “rooster” on a semi-regular basis.

    But even I am not juvenile enough to laugh at the prospect of cockfighting. Do you have any idea what these animals go through?

    It reflects poorly on our state capital that this kind of cruelty might be happening here. I think it looks even worse that the editor of a blog that is supposed to represent this region finds it funny.

  4. Andy (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    Eh. I find it funny. It’s not like anyone’s advocating cockfighting. Hehe. Cockfighting.

    And Erica, I think you owe an official apology to all the cocks, er, roosters you may have offended with your insensitive post. Maybe Oprah has an opening later this week. heh.

  5. Erica (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

    TPH, you give me too much credit.

    (This is totally nitpicky and not at all the point, but I’ll just clarify that I serve absolutely no editorial function here other than to state my own opinion.)

  6. Hannah (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

    I gotta say, I see the humor in this; not in that animals are getting hurt of course, but that *people actually do this*?!

  7. Jim Holthaus (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    Isn’t this like 9/11, where it was inappropriate to make any kind of jokes for at least a couple months? Same scale here, right?

  8. Greg (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    The whole idea of cockfighting is to wager on them, right? What do you think the average cockfight bet is? $5 bucks? $20? Surely someone knows.

  9. James Norton (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

    We make chickens into McNuggets, and that’s fine. But we give them a chance to compete — cock-to-cock — in a thrilling and internationally televised fight for survival and glorious freedom in an apocalyptic future, and somehow that’s inhumane? Am I missing something?

    Oh, wait, I’m confusing cockfighting with the script for “The Running Man.”

  10. steve (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 9:41 am

    i’m a little amused myself by some overly sensitive people, I’d put down at least $50 on one of these fights, it’s not like you get a chance to bet on these everyday.

  11. Jeremy (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

    Erica, I’m outraged about cockfighting, but more outraged about your misleading title. I came here expecting something else cock-related. Effing RSS gives me no context!!! Harumphs all around!

    P.S. Tee hee!!!

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