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.
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.
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