The feathers are flying
I follow boxing, I am aware of cockfighting and I have seen a few mixed martial arts brawls in my time but I must confess, avid sportsman that I am, I have never even heard of chicken boxing. I’ve heard of playing chicken, Chicken Little, fried chicken and I even own a couple of rubber chickens. Chicken boxing?
Yesterday alert readers down in Opelousas, Loozyanah (Louisiana) have notified me that a controversial loophole in the state’s cockfighting law has come under heated debate.
For those unfamiliar with this fast-growing sport, chicken boxing is a form of human kickboxing only chickens, not humans are the combatants. The chickens wear one-ounce rubber boxing gloves on their claws and spurs and face each other for ten rounds. The World Chicken Boxing Council (WCBC) sanctions the bouts with veterinarians ringside. The sport has become human boxing, cockfighting and mixed martial arts all rolled in to one. Wait until Pay-Per-View gets a hold of this sport!
Anyway, two capons fighting each other down in the Bayou has already been banned since 2008, but Republican Senator Elbert Guillory, and I am not making this up, has proposed a bill that would legitimize the less violent sport of chicken boxing. Says Guillroy, according to the Associated Press, “Instead of a blade or exposed spurs, they hit each other with boxing gloves…Which is quite safe. There’s no blood.”
Opponents are crying fowl, calling the proposed bill in-eggsusable and Republicans are hoping the issue will overshadow Obamacare as the issue that could gain new seats in the upcoming mid-term elections.
Just so you know, chicken fighting is not what it is all cracked up to be. After a chicken has takin’ a lickin’ most chicken boxer owners don’t give a cluck. They’re in it just for the scratch.
Check out the list for some more important facts about this historic bill, chicken boxing and a great Boxing Chicken recipe..