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Crushing Cockfighting in 2022

From SHARK SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
December 2023

Why spend this much time, money and effort? Because thatís the way to win for animals. Our opposition is determined to continue their abuse, so we have to be more determined than the animal abusers. 

The 2022/2023 cockfighting season was our most ambitious so far. From November 2022 to July 2023, we crisscrossed the country over and over, from Delaware to Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Illinois and more.

Why spend this much time, money and effort? Because thatís the way to win for animals. Our opposition is determined to continue their abuse, so we have to be more determined than the animal abusers.

As our drones flew to, and hovered over one cockfight pit after another, we sent out many emails and asked for help from all of you, and you responded. You let local law enforcement know that you were aware of what was going on, and you encouraged them to do their job.

empty cockfighting pit
Empty cockfight pit

Some of the most crooked law enforcement, like Sheriff Jim Johnson of Lee County, Mississippi, refuse to do their job no matter what, and in those cases we need to take other actions, but more often than not, your involvement is crucial to stopping the illegal abuse of cockfighting.
The bottom line is, your effort resulted in many, many birds being saved, and we thank you for being a part of our journey.

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Clear Creek Game Farm owned by Bobby Fairchild

Last season we expanded our campaign beyond cockfight pits, to also expose the breeders of these doomed birds, at facilities ranging from a few dozen birds to thousands on a single property.
We began monitoring some US Post Offices, which helps to prop up the Cockfight Mafia by illegally shipping birds throughout the US and abroad.

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Melinda Fairchild outside a Post Office illegally shipping birds

The employees at these facilities are aware of what is going on. They know that cockfighting is illegal, but allow the shipments anyway. Even worse, the leadership of the US Postal Service has been impotent to bring things in line. Our task of stopping this outrage is huge, but with your help and support, we can and will be victorious.

With your help, weíve been able to succeed to an extraordinary extent already. Many cockfights have been shut down, due to all the calls that were received at the local police stations. It has taken far too long, but it looks like the media is starting to take notice.

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Cockfight


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