Target: Michael Ramos, District Attorney of San Bernardino, California
Goal: Seek maximum penalty for man who allegedly ran cockfighting operation and posted videos online of roosters fighting to death.
Videos of illegal cockfighting were reportedly posted on Instagram, leading to a man’s arrest and the deaths of 30 roosters who were seized from his property. The videos showed roosters fighting to their deaths. Dead and injured roosters were reportedly found on the property and the live roosters, who police say were sick and injured, had to be euthanized since they were bred for fighting and therefore can’t be released into farm life. The man arrested for this cruel crime used Craigslist to sell fighting roosters and Instagram to promote the selling, training, breeding, and fighting of them, according to police.
Cockfighting is nothing short of pure cruelty, used for the sake of entertainment purposes and money by sadistic humans. Cockfighting rings are set up where people can place bets and win money when two roosters, forced into a cage, fight until one dies. People tie knives and other weapons on the roosters’ feet so they stab and cut each other. Being that their purpose is for entertaining sick humans and making them money, the birds often suffer from untreated injuries and are thrown away like garbage when they’re no longer of use.
The person in this case seems to have been heavily into cockfighting. He should be held responsible for all the suffering these poor animals endured and for every life that was taken on account of his selfish, sadistic behavior. If he enjoyed watching animals have no choice but to kill each other, then he’s a danger to society. Demand that he receive the maximum penalty and a permanent ban from owning animals, if found guilty.
Dear District Attorney Michael Ramos,
A man was recently busted for a cockfighting operation after allegedly posting gruesome videos of roosters fighting to their deaths online. Police say he’d been selling fighting roosters and promoting the breeding, training, and selling of the poor animals through social media.
A person capable of this level of animal cruelty is violent and a danger to all life. We urge you to seek the maximum penalty in the case against the man accused of these cruel crimes and ensure he’s permanently banned from owning animals, if found guilty.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Wilfredo Rodriguez