A California man attending a cockfight was stabbed to death by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb.
Cockfighting bird stabs California man, Jose Luis Ochoa, to death: policeBY ALIYAH SHAHID
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 8:22 AM
Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, of Lamont, died about two hours after he was injured in neighboring Tulare County on Jan. 30, according to the Kern County coroner.
"I have never seen this type of incident," Sgt. Martin King, a 24-year vet of the sheriff's department, told the Bakersfield Californian.
Ochoa died of accidental "sharp force injury" to his right calf, according to the autopsy.
Onlookers fled when cops arrived at the scene of the fight, King told the local newspaper. Authorities, acting on an anonymous tip, found five dead roosters and other evidence of cockfighting at the location.
No arrests were made at the fight.
Cockfighting is an illegal sport in the U.S.
Metal spurs are often placed on the specially bred birds' legs and they are encouraged to fight until one is incapacitated or killed.
ORIGINAL POSTING GO HERE
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."