The Ethics Of Cockfighting In The Philippines

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Cockfighting is a local sport popular in the Philippines and is also said to have originated in the Philippines.According to Animal fighting: Dog fights, Cockfights and other animal abuse, “Cock fighting is like dog fighting; Two roosters fight to the death in a pit, from which they can’t escape”. Thou others mainly cock fighters, supporters, gamblers and practitioners may only view this as a sport a hobby or a way to gain more money it is without a doubt a form of animal cruelty because of it is unjustified act of letting game cocks slaughter each other all for the sake of sport and entertainment. This causes the cock to be bred for the sole purpose of competition. According to Animal fighting: Dog fights, Cockfights and other animal abuse, “Tortured to make them more aggressive the birds are bred to fight they peck and scratch each other with their beaks and claws”. Although these birds do fight naturally they do it only for the pure animalistic purpose and not for the means of humans. According to The humane society: Cockfighting fact sheet “while it is true that the birds will fight over food, territory, or mates, such fights are generally only to establish dominance within the group (the pecking order) and seldom result in serious injury.” Other than the obvious some noticeable acts of unfairness toward the cocks have also been noticed such as the use of substances. According to Animal fighting: Dog fights, Cockfights and other animal abuse, “For more perseverance,

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