Severely Punish Men Allegedly Involved in Cockfighting Ring

Target: Michael J. Rourke, District Attorney for Weld County, Colorado

Goal: Seek the maximum possible punishment for three men reportedly responsible for running a brutal cockfighting ring.

Police officers in Colorado discovered 28 roosters that had apparently been bred for fighting while searching a property. Many of the birds were injured and showed signs that they had been physically altered as part of a cockfighting ring allegedly run by three men. Following the men’s arrests, the birds were confiscated but later had to be euthanized after veterinarians determined the roosters were too vicious to be rehabilitated.

Cockfighting is a cruel and sadistic bloodsport that subjects innocent birds to suffering and death at the hands of humans out to make a quick buck. Razors are often strapped to birds’ feet to inflict lethal wounds, among other physical modifications. Illegal drugs and gambling are also often a part of cockfighting operations. All three men allegedly involved in this case were said to be in possession of large amounts of illicit marijuana and methamphetamine.

Those allegedly responsible for subjecting these birds to such misery and cruelty appear to have been heavily involved in this illegal sport, and must be brought to justice. Sign this petition to ensure that they are severely punished, if found guilty.


Dear District Attorney Rourke,

Three men were recently arrested in Evans on charges of animal fighting, cruelty to animals and illegal drug possession after police reportedly found them in possession of dozens of roosters apparently bred and trained for fighting. The officers say they were being kept on a property that had been transformed into an illegal cockfighting setup.

The men involved in this case are accused of having subjected nearly 30 birds to unthinkable cruelty. In cockfights, roosters are often forced to fight to the death and are physically altered to inflict more lethal wounds on their rivals. This kind of behavior is sadistic and must not be tolerated. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the maximum punishment for these men if they are found guilty of this heinous crime.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Peter Griffin

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  1. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer


  3. Rachel Davies says:

    There is a law against this – the penalty is paltry though. These arseholes need to be fined heavily and jailed for at least 10 years. There is big money in this – need to really crack down and make the penalty a real deterrent. Dumb arse shits – obviously no intelligence, therefore no use to society. Castrate them – should be mandatory for low life’s like these ……

  4. jennifer taylor says:

    Death is required to be implemented immediately.

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