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Cock Kills Police Officer In Samar Town Raid In Philippines

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In an unfortunate turn of events, a cock kills a Philippine police officer. The event happened when the police officers raided an illegal cockfight, during the raid a rooster’s blade ruptured the femoral artery of the police officer which resulted in instant death. Cockfighting is known as a popular blood sport in areas of the Archipelago. These fights are arranged to derive money based on outcomes of bets. These fights often result in the death of several roosters. The two colorful big birds butcher each other with blades and spurs.

Cock kills a Philippine police office

The sport has been banned and declared illegal for the inhumane treatment of roosters and the danger involved. Several other cultural sports have also been banned after the onset of COVID-19, to prevent people from gathering in crowds. These steps are taken to ensure that the virus does not spread.

Cockfighting is one of the most popular blood sports in the world that has been around for hundreds of centuries. It is one of the most inhumane games invented for human pleasure. The birds involved mostly lose their lives or get severely injured. Despite being unethical and atrocious, the game continues to be an integral part of some cultures around the globe.

The incident occurred on Monday in the central province of Northern Samar. The Phillippine police officer lost his life when Lieutenant Christian Bolok attempted to pick up an aggressive cock to gather evidence of the illegal game. The cock was wearing a blade that the Lieutenant did not know. The blade sliced the Lieutenant’s left thigh, due to which he bled to death.

What is cockfighting?

In the cockfighting ring, the cocks are armed with blades, knives, and spikes to attack their opponents. These weapons are attached to their feet so they may kick and injure their opponent. The injuries caused by these blades tear the skin; due to the ring around, the poor birds cannot escape their fate. If seeing two innocent birds butcher each other to death gives someone pleasure, then the person must be sick in the mind. There are several other ways to generate money that does not involve injuring an innocent voiceless creature.

The incident was narrated to a local media outlet by Colonel Arnel Apud, “It was an unfortunate accident and a piece of bad luck that I cannot explain. I could not believe it when it was first reported to me. This is the first time in my 25 years as a policeman that I lost a man due to a fighting cock’s spur.”

Three people were arrested on the scene and two fighting cocks were also seized as evidence. Other items collected from the scene of crime also included two sets of spurs, in the raid in San Jose town.

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Saman Iqbal

Saman Iqbal

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