"5,000 Birds Seized in Cockfighting Bust
Tuesday October 16, 2007 4:16 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - More than 5,000 roosters, hens and chicks have been seized in what authorities said Monday was the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history.
Agents found 4,400 birds Saturday at a 7-acre compound in the Otay Mesa industrial area of San Diego, near the Mexican border."
This is oddly fascinating to me for at least two reasons. One is because it apparently took place about 10 miles from my house and it made international news. (Slow news day?) Two, a line casually inserted in the article read as follows:
"About 80 percent of the roosters, hens and chicks seized have been euthanized"
I wonder if the most popular way to euthanize a chicken is over a grill or in a pan. The important thing is that they let these poor birds die with dignity - and barbeque sauce. And how would we explain this to a Martian? "We don't mind killing - we just don't like dragging it out."