Skip to main content
Report this ad

See also:

Man stabbed to death by rooster while attending a cockfight

Man killed by rooster at a cockfight
Man killed by rooster at a cockfight
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Some might say that karma was at work when a 35-year-old man, who was attending a cockfight in Kern County, Calif., was killed by one of the fighting roosters.

According to Monday's KRMG News, Jose Luis Ochoa, who had prior cockfighting-related charges, died after being sliced in the leg by a razor which was attached to one of the roosters on Sunday.

John Goodwin, director of animal cruelty policy for the Humane Society of the United States, told the Bakersfield Californian:

It's pretty rare, but I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often considering the knives they put on those birds," he said. "It's not a surprise that somebody got killed."

Cockfighting is the avian version of the cruel, blood sport, dog-fighting. Like dog-fighting, lives are sacrificed for the sake of money.

Following the fight which left Ochoa with a fatal injury, five dead roosters were discovered.

According to KRMG News, cockfighting charges are only misdemeanors in California - in many other states, the charges are considered to be felonies.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest animal related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located near the top, left portion of this column. It is free and anonymous to sign up.

Follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!

I am human, if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Please note - due to the heavy volume of emails received, I am unable to respond to each and every request, but they are all appreciated!

Report this ad