January 28, 2005

Somehow I don't see the word "cockboxing" ever catching on

From Trip comes this article about how to save the cockfighting industry: give the roosters boxing gloves so they can't tear each other to shreds.

"Who's going to object to chickens fighting like humans do? Everybody wins," [Oklahoma State Senator] Frank Shurden said.

Well, not everybody wins. And they have a handy method for figuring out who doesn't.

Shurden said electronic sensors can record the number of hits by each gamefowl to determine which rooster won the boxing match.

Shurden is a big booster of cockfighting, outlawed not all that long ago in Oklahoma. He says, "Let the roosters do what they love to do without getting injured," not going on to elaborate that what roosters apparently love to do is beat the living crap out of each other. He should be getting flowers and chocolates from PETA any day now.

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