• by: Tempy K
  • recipient: Utila Mayor

Left to themselves, roosters rarely hurt each other badly. In cockfights, on the other hand, the birds often wear razor-sharp blades on their legs and incur injuries like punctured lungs, broken bones and pierced eyes—when they even survive.

Sadly, some people bring children to cockfights, which can teach kids to enjoy violence and think that animal suffering is okay.

Cockfighting happens in many kinds of neighborhoods and all around the country, and although it has been impossible to attain information regarding the legality surrounding this cruel choice of a "hobby" for some, Utila should NOT stand for it.  

Law enforcement officials have documented a strong connection between cockfighting and the distribution of illegal drugs throughout Honduras, and drug enforcement agents often learn about animal fighting operations as a result of narcotics investigations.

In a community where drugs are already a rampant issue, and with the KNOWN corralation between cock fighting and drug trafficking, we need good people like you to take a stand against the things that will only aide in our island's demise. Help protect the future of your child and your neighbor's child today by letting these savages know that CRUELTY OF ANY FORM WILL NOT BE TOLERATED ON UTILA.

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