May 11, 2006

EDUCATION

Last night we got an education. My father-in-law knows a guy at work who raises gamecocks. We went out to his house and learned all about cockfighting. It was extremely interesting, but also sad. You can tell this man loves these roosters, so I can't imagine how he could risk their lives. But he's been fighting roosters since he was six years old and is really knowledgeable about every aspect of their diet and breeding. I've never really thought of roosters as beautiful animals, but they really were. It was an interesting evening.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:40 AM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Ok, you know I'm going to comment on this one... Is cockfighting even legal in the states? Maybe I'm totally oblivious, but I thought there was basically a country-wide ban on fighting animals. Hmm...I don't like it. But I'm sure you knew I would say that. But yeah, roosters really are beautiful. They can be such vile creatures (I had one that attacked my dad every time he saw him), but they are so pretty.

Posted by: Erin at May 11, 2006 09:13 AM (5tInL)

2 http://www.hsus.org/hsus_field/animal_fighting_the_final_round/cockfighting_fact_sheet/ Cockfighting is legal in some states. Not the good ones though.

Posted by: Will at May 11, 2006 01:42 PM (eIQfa)

3 I nearly lost my eye to a rooster attacking me. Wait a second let me clarify that: two roosters attacking me. Smart f*ckers. They both flew at my face. And I was totally innocent. I was just walking to the garage and they came at me. I was screaming and my mother came out of the house and ran them off. Suffice to say that my brothers rounded them up later that day, and were thrilled that my mother let them use their "Back to the Basics" book to figure out how to build a chicken slaughtering device, and actually be able to use it. We never had any problems with our hens, we even let one of them into the house...she was pretty friendly and would go eat out of the catfood bowl. And I painted the toenails of another. Okay...somehow my childhood in Hawaii is starting to look like I grew up in West Virginia. It's great to hear your stories about home!

Posted by: calivalleygirl at May 11, 2006 08:23 PM (S+dD7)

4 Will, are you Canadian?

Posted by: Erin at May 13, 2006 01:26 AM (JI+tN)

5 Erin, I'm currently American - Born and raised in Memphis (actually Bartlett, which is a suburb), but I went to school in Vancouver, Canada, and now I live here, and I'm in the process of becoming a Canadian. (dual citizenship.)

Posted by: Will at May 13, 2006 08:38 AM (eIQfa)

6 Sarah... what's going on?

Posted by: Will at May 17, 2006 09:00 AM (eIQfa)

7 Sarah... I want you to freakin' blog! I click on your link at least 14 times a day, hoping I'll find something new. But instead, I just see little robots commenting on your site. I MISS YOU!!!! I want to know what you're doing!!

Posted by: Erin at May 17, 2006 09:23 AM (5aFPk)

8 I am not a robot. Really.

Posted by: Will at May 17, 2006 01:06 PM (eIQfa)

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