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Published:February 8th, 2011 20:27 EST
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Poetic Justice: Rooster Kills Man At Cockfight!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A California man has died after being accidentally stabbed in the leg by a sharp blade attached to a rooster at an apparent cockfighting match, theBakersfield Californian reports.

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Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, died Sunday at a regional hospital of a cut to a right calf, according to the Kern County Sheriff`s Department.

Ochoa and others initially fled after Tulare County deputies raided the site of the alleged cockfight near the county line. Officers found five dead roosters, but did not initially issue any citations or make any arrests, the newspaper says."

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In the United States, cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states. It`s a brutal blood sport between two roosters in a ring called a cockpit.

There is a thriving cockfighting scene in Southern California, because the penalties for engaging in this bloody "sport" are less severe than those in neighboring states.

For the sake of the chickens (the fowl not the cowardly bastards who engage in this criminal enterprise) the penalties must be stiffened.

At the end of almost every cockfighting event, the dead carcasses of roosters silently testify to the cruel and bloody nature of this "sport."

It is poetic justice that this time it was a man who was killed, and not a rooster. When the cops showed up at the cockfighting event Ochoa chickened out and ran , but he later died at a hospital.

God bless the rooster who killed Ochoa, he deserves to live out the rest of his days in a farm.

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