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Cockfight Culture and Tradition

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Cockfight Culture and Tradition Banished

I received the following letter from a reader who is concerned that their cultural tradition has been unjustly trampled upon by the ideas and actions of an outside group:

Hello Wade,

My name is XXXX I enjoyed reading your article and applaud you for printing it. I am from New Mexico and I am a cockfighter it has been in my family for 6 generations it is a proud and honorable tradition for us. Last year Animal Rights Activist felt that this was cruel and helped outlaw it in New Mexico. (with large sums of donations to legislators) It was a very sad day. Your comment “This is how traditions and cultures disappear” this is very true because of a groups opinion my tradition and culture is now illegal I feel this is wrong.

The person that commented about female genital mutilation is comparing young women to CHICKENS how outrages is that. We eat CHICKENS they should not have the same right as HUMANS or the same WORTH.

I hope you continue to print the truth about various cultures and injustices around the world. Good Luck to you.

Links to related pages:
Cockfight video censured
Of Men and Cocks
At the Cockfight

Links to previous travelogue entries:
Traveler Returns Home
Words of the Buddha
Living Off Psychological Research

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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