Euthanize the Fighting Roosters!
Olathe, KS - A DogsBite.org commenter reports yet another paradox by an animal advocacy group when it comes to pit bulls versus other animals. In this case, it is the humane society (presumably of Olath, Kansas). A recent court order approved the euthanasia of more than 500 roosters, hens and chicks.
The humane society agreed with the court order and said, "It is a sad reality and there is no way to save the chickens." The human society added that the chickens "cannot be adopted out or mixed with ordinary chickens because cockfighters are bred to be hyper-aggressive. They are raised at separated stations as well."
Even storing them, according to the District Attorney’s spokesman Brian Burgess, requires special precautions. "If they can get within reach of one another, they can be dangerous to each other. If they can get within reach of a human, they can injure a human being. They're dangerous birds; they've been bred for fighting."
Comment: Interesting that the Humane Society understands the genetic weight of breeding for aggression with fighting chickens, but throws out genetics when it comes to breeding for aggression and fighting dogs. Don’t they understand that chicken aggression and human aggression are different?
Isn’t it all in how "a chicken is raised?"
My fighting chickens will only lick you to death and have never spurred or pecked anybody. How come no one is stepping forward to save these birds? Haven’t they heard of "Therapy Chickens?" My children are playing with our chickens right now. No wonder the chicken is often referred to as the "Nanny Bird."
It seems its one set of rules and interpretation of the science if it’s dogs, but an entirely different interpretation of genetic influence if it’s birds. These people are SPECIST! And that is exactly the same as RACISM! Death to 500 chickens just because of their breeding. Oh, this is sooooo wrong!
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