This Is Really Sick: You've Heard Of Dog Fights, Rooster Fights....Now......

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
July 27, 2009 11:06pm CST
Canary and Finch fights. That's right, instead of dogs or roosters (can't use the real word) some azzholes have decided to make a blood sport out of canaries and finches for fights where heavy gambling for the winners take place. In an article, about 150 canaries and finches were seized from a Shelton, Connecticut home for the purpose of engaging these songbirds in fights. http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/news_wtnh_shelton_police_bust_canary_fighting_operation_200907270720 (NOT a referral link but to article) Here's an excerpt from the article: [i]Shelton (WTNH) - Nineteen people were arrested Sunday after police raided a home and seized 150 canaries and finches in a suspected bird fighting ring. Police also seized $8,000 in cash inside the house on Ripton Road. The suspects, from as far away as Newark, New Jersey, and the Boston suburbs, face several charges including animal cruelty and illegal gambling. Police heard about what was going on, got a search warrant, and moved in.[/i] Now I think most of us are against any kind of animal cruelty, and especially if it involves using dogs or roosters for fights where sicko spectators watch the animals fight to the death and make money out of it....but are sick people so desperate to also now use small songbirds for blood sports as well??...WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? When is this kind of crap going to end anyway? There's a video that shows the neighborhood where this home was, where the bird fights took place...this ain't no dumpy area but a nice, clean, all American quaint neighborhood. The birds seized had eyes out, limbs missing and many were just plain dead... sorry for the ranty nature of this but this makes my blood boil to hear of such a thing
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
28 Jul 09
that is SICK! What, they will have bug fights next? Are they so desperate to see something kill something else? What is WRONG with these people?
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Would you believe...there ARE bug fights?--mainly in Asian countries
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I think I knew that - I think they use scorpions
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Also Preying mantis and large beetles
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• United States
28 Jul 09
some people are just bloodthirsty,nasty b*stards. if it weren't these birds,it'd be something else.i don't know how they're ever going to truly knock this crap out..it seems if they shut down one,another kind pops up somewhere else.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
It seems even though many animal blood sports are illegal in most states these b*stards find a way to continue them
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• United States
30 Jul 09
yup.if it weren't animals,it'd probably be bugs.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
5 Aug 09
There actually are bug fights, mainly in Asian countries
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Mine too! poor little birds.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Yeah, poor birdies
@jkatmaou (195)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
this is making me angry. actually, this is not the first time i heard of helpless animals being made to fight. they even do this to fighting fishes. i hope there would be a law that would actually be enforced to stop these from happening.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
In most cases animal fights are illegal in most places...still doesn't stop people from engaging in animal blood sports though
@celticeagle (124375)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jul 09
Well, what will the dimentos think of next. Glad some of them were arrested. What do you what the hell is wrong with people??!! What the hell ISN'T wrong with people ??!!??!! There are some sick @#$ucks out there. I think we need to take up a collection, buy a hot, sweaty unpleasant unoccupied jungle deep in the snake infestedness of someplace, put up an electric fence and hand the deed over to these morons and tell them to have at it. Ofcourse no animals go with them but the snakes and ick that is already there. Ya, that might be good.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Moondancer's right...they would probably wind up fighting each other then...like would we care then? Don't think so
@rdadey (484)
• Canada
28 Jul 09
Using animals this way is very cruel and plain sickening. Back in the 1980's I was in Puerto Rico and came across a place that was doing the chicken fights. A friend was with and wanted to go in but I told him if he wanted to watch that then he was on his own, we left. Remember the football player who was having dog fights on his estate? There's money involved in this stuff, good old gambling at its finest. Forcing animals to fight is sick and needs to be wiped out. People can do better than that.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Oh yes--I remember Michael Vick and his dog fight ring. It would be great if every state made any kind of animal fights illegal, but even then, people would find a way to get around it and continue the practice
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@rdadey (484)
• Canada
30 Jul 09
Not too sure about what states have laws against dog fighting or the provinces in Canada as well. I'm sure that at least most do have something in place to deal with that and as well as protection for other animals. The problem is that like any illegal activity there are people who are still willing to break the law to make money so this greedy, ugly event will continue to go on in secret places. We just have to hope that people will report them and that the law will be sufficient to provide punishments that will be severe enough to halt these activities and deter these idiots from committing the crimes repeatedly. Wishful thinking, greed usually prevails.
• United States
28 Jul 09
In japan, on a website (I forget the link) they have bug fights. They post the videos online as amusement, I'm not sure if they bet on it but it's quite nasty to have large insects kill each other as they are aggravated in a small container. Different bugs eat each other in the wild which is probably why it's not illegal, but I still think it's not right to force some bugs to attack each other in a small container for amusement.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Yes I'm aware there are bug fights as well--people must be really desperate for a "sport" event --if that's what you want to call it
• United States
29 Jul 09
Yeah it's disgusting, if they are so interested in violence and betting why don't they get into boxing or something. It's pretty sissy to train some poor animal to kill other animals and it doesn't prove your strength or "manilyness" at all.
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@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
30 Jul 09
Hi, I cannot understand what the fun is in watching animals fight. Some people are really sick! Sometime ago here they found cages with dogs packed in it in a miserable state, they were also to be used for dog fights. I never heard of fighting canaries and finches though. I never saw the roosters either so cannot understand how that do that. These people must be place to justice and with harsh penalties and I would send them to jail so maybe there they find someone who'll punch them in the face and maybe break their jaw! that's what they merit.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Rooster fights actually dates way far back sad to say...and look at the "blood sport" of bullfighting...that's been going on for a long time too--but you're right...can't see why people think any kind of animal fighting is "entertainment"
• United States
30 Jul 09
Ooh god that is really horrible and you took the words right out of my mouth, words that I say frequently, "what is wrong with people?" Some people are cold and don't see animals as anything feeling or anything important, but this story has me really worried. Some days when I hear about all of the horrible murders in the world, rape, torture, and many other injustices, it makes me scared that maybe there is something wrong and violent in human nature still....I mean why else would anyone be willing to gamble and participate in songbird fights? When I think about that maybe it is something defective in human nature,I worry but on the other hand I do get comfort and belief in human nature when thinking of my own beliefs and views, and my intense love of animals, and that makes me feel better, and I remember that there are soooooo many people out there that are the same. but there are still too many cruel weirdos out there
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Do you think there seems to be MORE negativity in the world since we're exposed to it via the news media? We're bombarded for the most part on nothing but negative news and hardly anything positive, so it desensitizes people in general to any kind of violent behavior
• United States
30 Jul 09
I understand the rage- i too feel very strongly about this. im glad you brought it up in a discussion because it brings it to attention. Alot of people let "under the table" things STAY under the table. Just because they cannot SPEAK, it doesnt change the fact that they have feelings. They arent for sport, they arent toys. They are living breathing beings, and deserve to be treated as such. i had no idea they were doing this with canaries and finches. Regardless of what KIND of animal, it is dispicable. Who came up with this idea???
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I have no idea who came up with this idea..perhaps they figured it would attract less attention as opposed to the noise dog fights could create...whatever reason, it's a sick one
@Sweeten (159)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Actually in Louisiana they just recently made rooster fighting illegal, which doesnt suprise me because we are always slower than all of the other states lol. I think I know a place where they used to hold rooster fights, but when they made it illegal it closed down.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Making rooster fights illegal isn't going to stop it though...dog fights are illegal in most states as well, yet they still continue
@BarBaraPrz (27854)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jul 09
Some people just have too much time on their hands and no moral compass.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Yeah these people have no morals at all
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@katemeow (847)
• Singapore
28 Jul 09
finches? wow. but those are really small birds! I can't imagine seeing them fighting competitively! how sad rooster fighting is very common here in my country but i wish that it will be outlawed soon. I've heard of so many horror stories about it... aside from roosters there is talk of bringing a grayhound race track here! although it is not the same as fighting, it still is a form of animal cruelty :( i hope that the protests against it will be successful.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Yes greyhound racing is cruel as well..I'm even against horse racing as the horses are trained and forced to race from a very young age when their legs aren't even fully developed
@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
28 Jul 09
That is just horrible. I had finches before as pets, and I'm not sure how they can incite them to fight on command... but the finches I had would occasionally fight if they thought they could get a female. Although luckily never anything nearly like that article. I don't see why people would want them to do that on purpose!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jul 09
The video said that they guessed that the birds were starved, making them not only hungry but very aggressive
• United States
24 Mar 10
I was unaware of canary fights until very recently probably within the last two weeks. I came across and article of a seisure of birds from some homes and I was quite shocked. I don't understand the sick obsession.