A rooster stabbed a man to death with a knife during a cockfight

On January 18, 2018, people put a knife on the leg of a rooster before a cockfight at the Tampak Siring Temple in Bali, Indonesia. Cockfighting is an ancient tradition in Balinese Hinduism. It is part of the Tabuh Rah ritual, a religious purification to drive away evil spirits through animal sacrifices via the blood of the roosters. Cockfighting without a religious purpose is considered a game of chance in Indonesia.
An Indian died after being stabbed by a rooster he was training for cockfighting.
The rooster was equipped with a 3-inch knife on its leg.
Although cockfighting is illegal in most countries, it continues to attract fans.
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A rooster with a knife around its foot stabbed its owner while training for an illegal cockfight in India.
Thangulla Satish, 45, died of blood loss after the rooster repeatedly stabbed him in the groin with a 3-inch knife that was tied around the animal's leg, according to the Associated Press.
Satish was among 16 people who organized the cockfight in the village of Lothunur, Telegana state, India, the AP reported.
The authorities are currently looking for the other 15 organizers who could be charged with manslaughter. According to Al-Jazeera, they face up to two years in prison each.
Animal rights activists say the sport is particularly cruel because it uses the birds' natural mechanisms of survival to force them to fight.
To make the matches even more beautiful, some cockfighting trainers adjust their birds with what is known as a "gaff" - a long, dagger-like knife that is attached to the animal's foot. According to the ASPCA, birds are often torn out many feathers before the game to make it more difficult for their opponents to attack.
Sometimes they are also treated with methamphetamines to increase their aggressiveness.
Even birds that win their matches are often injured so badly that they too are killed.
Although the Indian Supreme Court banned the practice in the 1960s, cockfighting remains popular in many of the country's southern states.
In the United States, cockfighting is considered a crime in 42 states, although federal agencies continue to regularly resolve fighting rings across the country. Last August, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department blew up a ring containing more than 2,000 birds, USA Today reported.
New York authorities - in a 2014 stab they called "Operation Angry Birds" arrested more than 70 people and confiscated more than 3,000 birds, the New York Post reported.
This is not the first time a bird handler has been killed by a wild cock. Last year, a 55-year-old Indian from Andhra Pradesh died after being hit in the neck and stomach by a wild cock during a game on the Makar Sankranti Hindu Festival. And in 2018, a 34-year-old man from Rajavaram, India bled to death after a rooster gaff pierced his thigh and testicles.
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