The British cockfighting initiative has come under some fire from the main stream media in the UK and in the US. I feel this is unfortunate as there are a number of positives about the initiative that are worth talking about.
If you have not heard of cockfighting before then it is important to know that it is a game that involves killing chickens for S128 the fun of it. You could be forgiven for thinking that is the same as shooting animals for sport, but cockfighting is very different from other forms of sport and slaughtering birds for sport is strictly forbidden. At any one time, there are up to twenty to thirty thousand people who are engaged in cockfighting in the UK.
The cockfighting initiative in the UK is one of the few initiatives in Britain that has focused on tackling the illegal activity associated with cockfighting. This form of game-playing has taken place since the 11th century, but it became more prevalent with the development of the internet. This initiative allows the police and others to go undercover in order to find out more about the true nature of the industry.
There has been some controversy surrounding the website run by the police. A number of players have been banned for using technicalities to prevent their account from being closed. However, at least we can see that the police take the cockfighting issue seriously.
I think it is a travesty that people who play cockfighting should be banned, but if they had their way that would happen. Although it is depressing that people would resort to such things, I do not think they are an effective deterrent. For the most part, people who have not been banned are good people with good intentions, and I think it is important to try and support their efforts.
The Cockfighting Initiative in the UK is not the only organisation in the country that tries to tackle the problems associated with cockfighting. In fact, there are hundreds of other organisations in the UK that deal with these issues, and there are some great people who do help. It is just that these initiatives seem to be under-supported.
Dogfight is one of the websites which aims to offer information about the world of cockfighting. This site also offers a forum where players can meet and discuss their different experiences. Although the site does not actively promote the sport, it does highlight the fact that there are other ways to enjoy the sport.
Some fundamental differences exist between the activities of birdfighting and cockfighting. In particular, dogfight attempts to provide information about the law while cockfighting focuses on entertainment. Although this site has its limitations, it is useful for bird-watchers and beginners who want to get a better idea of the sport.