I Killed A Cock: Is It A Crime?

@Shavkat (65268)
Philippines
April 4, 2017 10:32am CST
When I was about 11 years old, my father gave me a rooster. It was my first pet. This rooster is not an ordinary because it is a cockfighter. It was said that most Filipinos like gambling in a cockfight arena. This what makes my father wanted me to have. When my father was out of town, he instructed me to take good care of this rooster. As an obedient eldest son, I always nod my head as a sign of respect. The rooster is in the customized cage made of wood. On a daily basis, I feed it with glee. As the days go by, I randomly forget to feed it. I was a playful young boy and loaded with homework during that time. The random turned into regular of not feeding it. I thought my mother is doing the feeding of the rooster. But I was mistaken. One time, I decided to do my responsibility. When I looked inside the wooden cage, the lifeless rooster was lying on the ground. I was freaking out that time and afraid to be scolded. So I buried the rooster and pretend that the rooster got out from the cage. It takes a few weeks and the guilt makes me tell the truth to my father. As expected, I was grounded and cannot go out from the house for the whole week. Do you have any experience like this? Image Credit: pixabay.com
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23 responses
• United States
4 Apr 17
Oh that is a very sad story, but you were young and did not know my friend. No I did not ever have a story like that, though I sometimes did not do my chores when I was a kid.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
I agree, my dear friend. After the incident, I was able to have wild pig and took my responsibility seriously.
@andriaperry (58957)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Apr 17
NOOOO! I would always feed the animals first. Poor thing.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
It was so irresponsible me that time.lol I had learned my lesson.
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@ridingbet (59621)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
no, i did not have that experience, but i was also a naughty girl. maybe you were scared that your father will get angry at you that is why you lied to him-it is natural for a child to say white lies. maybe if you told your father about that the earliest possible time, you might have been grounded for only a day? hahaha. kidding. maybe your father is smiling at you now.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
I am sure my father is smiling from above. I was not that naughty boy.lol I was so scared that time.
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@ridingbet (59621)
• Philippines
6 Apr 17
@Shavkat right. kabsat, the rooster went ahead of him for many years.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
6 Apr 17
@ridingbet Yes, it is. Well, I hope he is fine. I can still remember the day he was buried. He was calling my name outside the door twice. I know it is his voice but it sounds too far. That's really creepy of what my father did that time. I am not sure if he is saying goodbye.
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@diosabella (4809)
4 Apr 17
The rooster was pricey hence the scolding.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
It is, my friend. The breed of the rooster is quite pricey.
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4 Apr 17
@Shavkat We have a renter here, last year 11 prized rooster were stolen from him one night and I suspected that it was his friend who mastermind it. But I never said anything because I had no concrete proof.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
@diosabella That's a sad thing to do. A friend turned into greedy.
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@yugocean (8839)
• India
8 Oct 17
Maybe not a crime, but yes it was. It was your responsibility to honour your promise made to your father. But you forget which took the life of rooster. However, why keep in a cage, and why not let him roam, rooster can come back to the owner to sleep.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
8 Oct 17
I hope it is possible. We have some dogs roaming around, too. I must admit it was my mistake.
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@yugocean (8839)
• India
13 Oct 17
@Shavkat anyway you got punished by your Father, so you are clean now.
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@yugocean (8839)
• India
13 Oct 17
@Shavkat so sad, but you will not feel more guilty, because you accepted truth
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• Peoria, Arizona
5 Apr 17
I think many kids have this problem, that is why parents are so cautious to give a kid a pet because kids forget to take full responsibility. But it is a good lesson to learn, that if you have an animal, you need to take care of it, no matter what. Don't expect anyone else to do it. I always took care of my pets, fed them at the same time, I could not bare the thought of them dying. Heck I give my stuffed animals baths and brush their fur.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
I agree. I guess I wasn't guiden well that time. Taking good care of pets are the starting point to make a relationship works. If not, a person is not ready to have a serious relationship.
• Peoria, Arizona
6 Apr 17
@Shavkat Very true! If you have a close bond with an animal than it is a sense of maturity and responsibility.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
7 Apr 17
@DesirousDreamer I agree. It may take time but eventually, we can learn to take responsibility seriously.
• Pamplona, Spain
4 Apr 17
No, not really they ate my Pet Chicken for me. When I got back from playing with my Friend Anthony across the Road the chicken was already roasted and on the Table. I did not know till I had eaten it. I burst into tears and ran an told Anthony that they had killed our Pet Chicken. Its funny now but to a young child it can mean everything.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
I agree. After killing this rooster of mine, I was able to learn how to be responsible. Then, I got new pets after such as ducks, wild pig, and turkey. But I never tried to eat them if being butchered.
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Apr 17
@Shavkat They killed my Pet and I soon learned not to make a Pet anymore out of the Chickens or the Rabbits or anything like it except for the Dogs.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 I don't pet these animals anymore but I like cats or dogs.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
4 Apr 17
Well never happened to me. In fact my cousin's friend once ate the fish that was in his aquarium. He ate his pet. When my cousin told us about that we thought that he was joking. But unfortunately it was the truth. As for you it is not the same. I know how busy we can be when we are at school. You must have been sad when the rooster passed away. But it was not really your fault. You were brave enough to tell this to your father
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
It was a tragic accident for the rooster. As a young boy, it takes a matter of time to learn the word responsibility. I had a big moral lesson that time.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
5 Apr 17
@Shavkat when we are young at times we tend not to care. Only when we grow up do we become more responsible
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@Nawsheen I agree. It is a learning process for all of us.
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@louievill (19723)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
The rooster had a better chance surviving a fight in the cockpit than under your care? but of course we all did foolish things when we were young so I think it's excusable.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
It is nice of you to say that. I agree that being a child is normal to playful. A part of growing up, the child learn from their mistakes.
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@louievill (19723)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@Shavkat I know how meticulous it is to take care of those prized roosters, I use to train and breed fighting cocks when I was a young man but I now gave that up a long time ago
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
4 Apr 17
I wouldn't say it's a crime, but I think you were negligent and caused unnecessary suffering. However you were young. Your parents should have provided more guidance and made sure you were caring for the rooster. It was the right thing to confess to your father.
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
4 Apr 17
@Shavkat You learned. And you're not eleven any more. I imagine you'd take care of any pet you got, if you were so inclined to get another one. Take the lesson, and leave the past. We all do.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@msiduri With that moral lesson, I am taking goof care of 2 dogs and a cat at present.
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• Thane, India
4 Apr 17
i had a rabbit delicious!
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
Did you eat your pet?lol
• Thane, India
4 Apr 17
@Shavkat not pet hahahaahahaha actually its wild rabbit
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
24 Apr 17
a heartening story. good advice to those that have pets too
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
25 Apr 17
I agree. It is a worth experience to learn a moral lesson from it.
@Jon2071 (257)
• United States
10 Apr 17
I have had experiences of doing something wrong and then trying to hide it. I, like you, could not keep it a secret because it bother my conscience and I'd end up telling the truth too. It's easy to take your responsibilities lightly when you are so young. I'm glad you confessed to your father. That took courage.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
I don't want to add my guilt since I am studying in a Catholic school. It is better, to be honest than suffer from guilt. But I agree that being young needs to make some mistakes. These mistakes molded the young ones to be a responsible.
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
Nothing compare to mine, I choked it for no reason but it didn't die except it was chopped off for us to eat.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
What a pity for me.lol I can't butcher a chicken.lol
• Banks, Oregon
4 Apr 17
Never had anything living die on me like that before besides plants.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
It is nice to hear that, my friend. I am a green thumb and they live abundantly at the backyard.
@ilocosboy (37452)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
That's a good thing you're honest to your father
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
I think it kills me not to tell the truth. I was so uneasy. It is a good thing that I still have the good conscience.
@dhoyalahoy (1418)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
I eat fish Am I what? Sharks? Eagle?
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
What do you mean?
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@Shavkat that's the trending joke on fb.
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@dhoyalahoy Oops! I am not in FB for a long time. Thanks for the share.
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
5 Apr 17
Ohh poor rooster But you were a child too.
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
It was a long time. A good experience to learn something from my mistakes.
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
6 Apr 17
@Shavkat yeah :) So did you have any pets right after that again?
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
6 Apr 17
@ShifaLk Right after the incident, I had 3 turkeys and a wild pig.I have a cat and two dogs right now.
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@SAM774 (4123)
9 Apr 17
that's really bad.... no, i never had such experience ... thankfully
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
9 Apr 17
Good for you, my friend.
@shivamani10 (11188)
• Hyderabad, India
5 Apr 17
Here in India, this will become a big case. People fear a lot about it.