Thursday, January 20, 2011

A rooster's revenge!

I'm sorry the man's dead . . . but I've never heard a clearer example of poetic justice! The Daily Mail reports:

A cockfighting rooster appears to have taken deadly revenge on its trainer for forcing it back into the ring too soon.

The bird is said to have attacked owner Singrai Soren and slit his throat with razor blades he had attached to its legs.

Steel spurs attached to a fighting cock's legs (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

. . .

One of the dead man’s friends, known only as Dasai, said: ‘The rooster tried to get away from the ring several times, but Soren pushed it into the ring repeatedly.

‘This upset it and it attacked Soren.’

Roosters are usually given a break of at least an hour before taking on another opponent, he explained.

‘Most masters are satisfied with the cash reward of £28 for every fight and a dead opponent to feast on,’ Dasai added.

‘But Soren wanted the rooster to go to the ring within a few minutes of its first fight and that is when it got upset.’

There's more at the link.

The rooster is said to have escaped, still wearing its steel spurs. Police are looking for it, but it's nowhere to be found. It's suspected that cock-fighting enthusiasts are hiding it, wanting to put it back into the ring, despite the fate of its erstwhile owner.

I have no time or sympathy for people who mistreat and abuse animals. Go, rooster!



Old NFO said...

Yep, score one for roosters everywhere! Good riddance to that asshat.

Shell said...

Wrong type of spurs shown in the photo, Peter. Those will only puncture, not cut. The ones referred to in the story are three or more inches long and curved. They look like tiny sabers.

LMB said...

Ahhh, poetic justice...

suz said...

I predict a Darwin Award.