Bred to Kill: A Behind the Scenes Look at Texas Cockfighting

POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 8:34am

UPDATED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 8:38am

Cockfighting has become a major problem in the United States. Left to themselves, roosters almost never hurt each other badly. In cockfights, on the other hand, the birds often wear razor-sharp blades on their legs and get injuries like punctured lungs, broken bones and pierced eyes—when they even survive. In recent years Humane Society investigators have concluded that Texas is one of the worst states for cockfighting.

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