what is cockfight?
Cockfighting is one of the most intense, violent sports on Earth. While now illegal in many countries, its popularity remains widespread and widespread worldwide; its origins can be traced all the way back to Bronze Age times! Cockfighting has been around for millennia – making history all around us!
Historical Cockfighting took place in a cockpit (which means “in a fight”) where two roosters would be forced into a pit together and forced to fight until either one died or suffered severe injury – an unforgiving, but popular form of entertainment during its day.
After the Industrial Revolution, Cockfighting rapidly rose in popularity as an income source for many people. Cockfighting spread throughout Europe and North America quickly.
To prepare them for cockfights, roosters are fed a special diet and given extensive training to make them into aggressive fighters. Once mature enough they’re “put to the main” in a cockpit; usually between one and two years of age.
Cocks are encouraged to fight in their cockpit environment and sometimes equipped with razor-sharp steel blades referred to as gaffs that look like three inch-long curved ice picks – these weapons have proved so dangerous that some cockfighters have even died as a result of being accidentally cut by their own birds.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has banned cockfighting as an activity across all 50 states; yet people continue to attend these fights and place wagers on its outcome.
Cockfighters tend to be male; however, women and children may occasionally participate in this form of competition. Cockfighters will often travel between legal states in which cockfighting can take place to purchase and sell gamecocks.
Cockfighters operate unregulated by the government, often keeping their roosters in overcrowded conditions without providing adequate health care to ensure their wellbeing. This can result in spreading disease both among the birds themselves as well as wildlife and humans alike.
They are then outfitted with finely honed spurs that resemble 3-inch-long, curved ice picks to inflict more severe injuries on rival roosters – known as naked heels matches; in some instances metal or bone spurs may also be added for additional injury or protection purposes.
Though once widely popular as entertainment, cockfighting gradually fell out of fashion as new attitudes encouraging kindness to animals gradually replaced older, harsher ideas about them; by around 1830 cockfighting had come to be considered cruel and wrong.
The Humane Society of the United States was established in 1866 and since that time has been instrumental in passing laws against cockfighting across the nation. Additionally, this organization currently lobbying for stricter laws against both cockfighting and trading of game fowl.
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