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What's this I hear about people trying the state.

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So today, a grandson of a game fowl fancier was telling me there's people trying and there's a possibility of cockfighting becoming legal again in Oklahoma as it's only be banned since 02. If such were to happen that'd be a quick bill flipped say 14 years lol. But I doubt it'll happen since the votes against it were over 100k in 02. Now I couldn't imagine majority voting over 300k lead since everything is cruel, and i mean for all livestock included.
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It's mostly rumors and propaganda spread about by those groups rallying to decriminalize cockfighting. It's really nothing more. By their view, they've got a strong following. Of course. If you hang out with people of the same opinions as yourself, and don't talk to (or listen to) those who oppose your views, then based on your experience your got a great chance of swaying the vote in your favor. In reality it's a lot of small, but talkative groups, shouting among themselves and still trying to follow the past ways.

It's a shame people can't get with the times. I recognize cockfighting as having a rightful and important place in the history of the domestic fowl, and as being the most important factor in the creation of many of the ancient breeds that fanciers still enjoy today, but history is where the bloodsport (all bloodsport) belongs. No doubt there is something to admire about the spirit of a gamefowl, and I do love the sight of a rooster with his hackles flared like a lion, but to intentionally allow these birds to injure and kill each other is a waste of good fowl, and while the old types of fighting (naked heel) may have at least had the advantage of producing some of the strongest and most vigorous fowls in the world, the forms of fighting popular in modern times - fighting in a gaff or knife - is just bloodshed for bloodshed's sake. That type of fight relies so heavily on luck and the use of artificial spurs that it cannot even improve the breeds in any sense of strength or health.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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You know it was so popular here our country bird was going to be of game fowl but the eagle had just beat it due to favorability. But I totally agree on the naked heel part, I told his grandson that same thing that the game now I assume luck with such tools. And I deeply admire game fowl for such ability as I own a warhorse cock, I do not fight him however he just sticks out and is the most interesting bird I've ever owned, I just don't allow him around other roosters as he'd demolish them. Got him for free from a retired cocker not too long ago.
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To add, I have not fought any birds but I admit admiring the sport have I read books on cocking and have watched, helped raise and breed fowl for a friend of mine when I resided in Florida. Place I didn't expect to find any there til I met him. It can get real deep which makes it intriguing to me, but I resist starting a flock I rathar not spend 10years in prison and be criticized by my family and friends.
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