22 arrested for organising cock fight

Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 20:07

Tirunelveli (TN): 22 persons were on Monday
arrested for allegedly organising cockfight, banned on grounds
of cruelty, in this district and nine birds rescued, police
said.

Police also seized knives, seven motorbikes and mobile
phone used by the organisers for the fight and "gamble" at
Sankarankoil-Puliangudi Road.

Superintendent of Police Asra Garg said cockfights were
horrible and disgusting to see as sharp knives were attached
to the legs of the fighting cocks and they `hack` each other
during the fierce fight.

Some times the owners of cock also end up fighting
with each other leading to law and order problem. Punters bet
money on the cocks, he said.

"The cock fight is nothing inflicting cruelty to the
domestic birds. It is banned under prevention of cruelty to
animals act," he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 20:07

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