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- n. A gambling blood sport (illegal in most countries) in which two roosters have spikes placed on their feet and are made to fight each other, usually to the death.
- v. Present participle of cockfight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Addicted to cockfighting.
- n. The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fighting of cocks as a sport.
- Addicted to the sport of fighting cocks; having the tastes and habits of a cock-fighter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight
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I will go with the judge on this one, although I generally think cockfighting is disgusting and repulsive.
Sen. Phil Griego, D-San Jose, said … “To do away with cockfighting is to do away with a major part of our culture, of our Hispanic heritage,” he said. … [mjh: supporters include Ed Lowry, Ray Westall, Wilford Brimley]
At the same time, he reminded individuals to keep away from engaging in gambling, such as cockfighting, which is popular during Holy Week.
The Hawaiian Humane Society and the Humane Society of the United States and other animal protection groups strongly objected to the notion of cockfighting as a cultural activity.
The resolution doesn't have the force of law and wouldn't legalize cockfighting, which is prohibited in all 50 states.
One federal official called the cockfighting enterprise the largest he had ever seen in the United States.
The owner's son, 25-year-old Brian Ritter, has been charged with maintaining a dwelling for cockfighting, which is a felony.
Kari Nienstedt, the Arizona director for the Humane Society of the United States, called cockfighting and dogfighting "undeniably cruel blood sports" and said that the sheriff's enthusiasm to prosecute animal-cruelty offenders "makes him a great ally to have in the battle against animal fighting criminals."
In interviews, Parker said the group wants the state to legalize cockfighting, which is a crime in all 50 states.
John Goodwin, manager of animal-fighting issues at the HSUS, called cockfighting -- where birds are pitted against each other for entertainment and gambling purposes -- "a severe form of animal cruelty."