Is cock fighting inhumane? Wouldn’t they fight in the wild?

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    Although roosters in a flock will often fight to establish a “pecking order”, these battles rarely result in injury. Wild roosters conduct ritual showdowns that, as with wolves and many other animals, substitute for and deflect from actual physical combat. Only birds that have been bred and provoked to fight will inflict the serious injuries seen in cockfighting. Also, unlike birds in the wild, these animals cannot escape. They are placed in an enclosed pit and forced to fight until one quits, is severely injured, or dies.

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    Cockfighting is extremely inhumane. The birds, even those who do not die, suffer in cockfights. The birds cannot escape from the fight, regardless of how exhausted or injured they become. Common injuries include punctured lungs, broken bones, and pierced eyes. Such severe injuries occur because the birds’ legs are usually fitted with razor-sharp steel blades or with gaffs, which resemble three-inch-long, curved ice picks. These artificial spurs are designed to puncture and mutilate.

    While it is true that birds will fight over food, territory, or mates, such fights are generally only to establish dominance within a group (the pecking order) and seldom result in serious injury. This natural behavior is quite different from what happens in staged cockfights, where pairs of birds, bred for maximum aggressiveness (and sometimes given steroids or other drugs to make them more successful fighters) are forced to fight until a winner is declared.

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    While cocks might fight over the occasional mate or territory, they would not be cooped up and egged on until they broke out into a fight, to say it simply.

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    Cockfighting is an inhumane form of entertainment since the cocks suffer immensely if they survive the fight. The birds usually get injured during fights and these injuries can consist of punctured legs, broken bones and pierced eyes. Fighting cocks are also given steroids to make them stronger and make them more aggressive.

     While birds do fight in nature, they fight to establish dominance, not to intentionally kill each other.

     

     

     

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