Police in Deming, N.M. raided a cockfight. People ran away. Birds, live and dead, were recovered. How much you wanna bet the live birds will now be killed?
It's not like I get too worked up over it either way, but I think it's a shame that New Mexico banned cockfighting in 2007. It was something special about the state and there is a long tradition of cockfighting that predates New Mexico's entry into the United States. Hell, it predates the United States!
Here's the state's Q & A on banning cockfighting. It's actually a pretty good Q & A, but I'm not convinced by any of it.
Plus, there's not too much going on in Deming "Home of pure water and fast ducks" New Mexico. And fighting cocks is better the cooking meth. If guys want to raise beautiful birds and bet on them while they kill each other? Fine by me. Besides, I've bet at a cockfight. I didn't understand all of it. But clearly these people cared deeply about it. And it was kind of beautiful.
I'd prefer to be fighting cock than a Perdue Chicken.