In response to The Bee’s online article (Feb. 12), “Fighting Roosters” found on Lincoln Avenue: Cockfighting is illegal in Fresno County and elsewhere. However, it is still legal in many countries like Mexico.
Roosters fighting is a natural act, anyone who has had chickens knows that you cannot have roosters in the same cage because they fight, many times to the death. If anyone has watched old Mexican movies, many films show movie stars singing with a mariachi in corral where roosters are to fight, and many viewers gamble on the roosters.
This is part of the culture of many folks in Mexico and many other countries. It has recently been outlawed in some states in the U.S. While many folks may consider it cruel, cockfighting and bullfights are part of the Mexican culture.
Many could say a lot of what we see on TV is worse like cage fighting.
Steven Trevino Jr.