Rooster Carrying Blades Kills Man in India

The death of a spectator at an illegal cockfight in India has drawn attention to a practice that, despite being banned for decades by the Supreme Court, continues on a grand scale in some states.


Police said a 55-year-old man attending a fight in Andhra Pradesh state was slashed in the abdomen by a rooster which had razor blades attached to its legs, The Independent reported.


The practice of "arming" the birds in this way is common in the state, with big money bet on the fights and organizers keen to ensure the bouts are over quickly with a clear winner and loser.


According to local media, an organizer was holding a rooster and waiting to release it in the arena at Pragadavaram village last Wednesday, when it panicked ...
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