Saripalli Chanavenkateshwaram Rao’s rooster cut his throat with the blades attached to its feet on the way to an illegal cockfighting event.
While cockfighting has been illegal in India for 60 years, the inhumane practice lives on — to the detriment of both people and animals.
Maulekhi also disdained the idea that it should be considered a cultural practice.
India is not the only country with this particular problem: Illegal cockfighting — and the gambling that draws people to the “sport” — still sees dozens of annual arrests in Los Angeles alone.
According to the bill, cockfighting draws $18 million per year and employs some 27,000 people.