Rae Waltman: Cockfighting column was appalling

05/14/2014 12:53 AM

05/14/2014 12:53 AM

I was apalled at the article written by Dave Bultena (“Time to make cockfighting legal in our state,” Page A11) in the May 9 newspaper. Even more appalling was the fact that The Modesto Bee would encourage such an obscene opinion to be published! Don’t we have enough violence to read about?

Bultena actually infers that there is absolutely nothing wrong with cockfighting. Nothing wrong with the bloody mutilization of helpless, defenseless animals all in the name of “fun”? If this is such victimless entertainment, why not make it a family outing? A drive to the country, fresh air and a real opportunity to bond with your children.

The article refers to the lack of intelligence of the chickens. More disturbing is the fact that Bultena actually encourages the “intelligence of a paperclip” reasoning!



Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service