Cock Fights Man

Here is a cautionary tale. Jose Luis Ochoa, a 35-year-old man attending an illegal cockfight in Tulare County, California, has died after he was stabbed in the leg by one of the birds, which had a knife attached to its limb. Ochoa was apparently a regular cockfight participant and had been previously fined for owning and/or training animals to fight. Dog bites man? Rooster stabs guy in the leg? Justice?

According to the coroner's report, Ochoa's death, which occurred some two hours after the injury, was due to accidental "sharp force injury" to the calf. Also, the sheriff had never seen "this type of incident" before.

No word on the status of the rooster, but we're sure he's sorry, and also not a bit sorry in the slightest -- assuming he was left alive to consider the matter.

Perhaps a re-read of Animal Farm is in order.

Man stabbed to death by cockfighting bird [BBC]


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