Jallikattu (Bull-taming Sports) & USD 15M Sports Betting on Kodipandelu (Cockfighting Sports)

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Crore is 10 million.
Rs 100 crore is 1,000 million or 1 billion.
Currently, INR 1,000,000,000.00
is USD 14,751,240.00.

Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival.

Like any other livestock, chickens are private properties and are harvested.

“Our Eggs (aka Gamecocks) Are Our Property.”
– United Nations of Cockfighting (UNOFC)
Principle #9

Broiler chickens are slaughtered or harvested for meat, typically, at 30 days of age.

Layer chickens lay eggs as production harvest. Then when the layer chickens are not producing enough eggs anymore, they are culled or slaughtered for meat harvest.

Cockfighting is gamecock farming and sports.

“We Loved Our Gamecocks (aka Eggs) More Than Anything.”
– United Nations of Cockfighting (UNOFC)
Principle #10

Gamecock chickens are multi-purposes chickens.

  • Gamecock egg harvest from 5-6 months of age.
  • Gamecock meat harvest at any age and gender.
  • Gamecock DNA or genetic harvest. They are used to produce more robust species of layer chickens, broiler chickens, and fancy chickens.
  • Harvested as lovable and beautiful gamecock pet of any age and gender.
  • Gamecock rooster performance harvest; like race horses. Gamecock roosters are fought (from 7 months to 10-15 years of age) for immortal greatness; to be read and/or watched by future generations of passionate gamecock farmers and lovers. The “greats or multiple winners” and their direct female relatives will produce the next generations.

“Cockfighting Is The Only Reason There Are Great Gamecocks And Great Cockfighters.”
– United Nations of Cockfighting (UNOFC)
Principle #11

– Gameness til the End

In tradition’s name: Bets of over Rs 100 crore on bird blood sport

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Eluru<
Updated: Jan 16, 2016 08:11 IST


Though the state government had given an undertaking to the Hyderabad HC that it would take all steps to prevent cockfights, roosters with sharp razors fitted to their claws were made to fight each other. (Prasad N/ Hindustan Times)

Andhra Pradesh kept its date with the gory sport of cockfighting on Friday as thousands of people celebrating Sankranti enthusiastically cheered and placed bets on the bloody duels held across hundreds of villages, defying a ban on sports involving cruelty to animals.

Though the state government last week had given an undertaking to the Hyderabad high court that it would take all steps to prevent cockfights, roosters with sharp razors fitted to their claws were made to fight each other, particularly in the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna of coastal Andhra.

At least three Telugu Desam MLAs and one party MP were among VIPs who inaugurated the cockfights. “Cockfight is part of Telugu people’s tradition. It is only the betting which is illegal,” said TDP legislator Chintamaneni Veeranjaneyulu.

“Cockfight is part of Telugu people’s tradition.
It is only the betting which is illegal,”
– Chintamaneni Veeranjaneyulu, Telugu Desam Party Legislator

Unofficial estimates pegged the total bets placed during the day at more than Rs 100 crore. People bet money on one of the two roosters and the fight usually ends with the death of one of the birds.

Giant LED screens were put up at many of the venues lit up by floodlights.

While some celebrities kept their visits to the game a secret, film producer Kodandaram Reddy said, “The cockfights are nothing new. People have been organising it for fun during Sankranti. Why should anyone have objection to it?”

“The cockfights are nothing new.
People have been organising it
for fun during Sankranti.
Why should anyone have objection to it?”
– Kodandaram Reddy, Film Producer

Traditional rural sports involving animals had been in the spotlight in recent weeks since politicians in poll-bound Tamil Nadu began clamouring for a revocation of the Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu, the sport of bull taming, during this year’s Pongal. Intense lobbying by politicians that included chief minister J Jayalalithaa prompted the union government to order a relaxation, but the Supreme Court earlier this week stayed the move much to the delight of animal rights groups.

Cockfighting in AP brings in Rs 100 crore in bets despite ban on animal cruelty

SPEED NEWS DESK | 16 January 2016

Cockfighting in AP brings in Rs 100 crore in bets despite ban on animal cruelty

Even as Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu’s sport involving the taming of bulls, creates a battle between traditionalists and animal welfare supporters, cockfighting contests in Andhra Pradesh on Friday pulled in bets worth more than Rs 100 crore, reports the Hindustan Times.

Held on the occasion of Sankranti, the duels between roosters trained to fight with razors fitted to their claws took place at hundreds of villages across the state, defying a ban against sports that involve animal cruelty.

The cockfights occurred even though the state government had given the Hyderabad High Court an undertaking last week that they would be prevented. They were especially prevalent in the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna of coastal Andhra.

At least three Telugu Desam MLAs and one party MP were among VIPs who inaugurated the cockfights. “Cockfight is part of Telugu people’s tradition. It is only the betting which is illegal,” said TDP legislator Chintamaneni Veeranjaneyulu.

After Jallikattu legalisation, call to allow cockfights intensifies

Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
Updated: Jan 10, 2016 09:11 IST<

After the Centre lifted a SC ban on the traditional bullfighting sport of Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu, there have been increased calls from Andhra Pradesh to allows Kodipandelu, or cockfighting, during the Sankranti festival. (HT File Photo)

With the Centre bowing to pressure from Tamil Nadu and allowing the controversial bull-taming sport Jallikattu to be held in the poll-bound state, the public and politicians in Andhra Pradesh too have raised their voice, calling for the popular Kodipandelu or cock-fight to be held without any restrictions during next week’s Sankranti festival.

At present, Kodipandelu is prohibited under the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 1960, and the Andhra Pradesh Gaming Act, 1974. Thousands of roosters fight to their death in the traditional rural recreational sport, with hundreds of crores of betting money also changing hands during the games.

The state police submitted an affidavit in the Hyderabad high court, which said that it would take the steps necessary to prevent Kodipandelu. West Godavari district superintendent of police Bhaskar Bhushan told HT that the cock-fights are prohibited. “There are laws in place preventing cruelty towards animals and against gambling.

Cock-fights are illegal and people are advised not to indulge in it,” he said.

“We will be acting tough against the violators. We have bound over a thousand people already. A two minute-documentary appealing against cockfights is also being telecast through local cable operators,” Bhushan said.

Animal rights activists have demanded that the police must ensure the enforcement of the law and prosecute the offenders to serve as a deterrent.

“If the AP government allows the cockfights now, it would amount to contempt of the court,” said N G Jayasimha, member of the Animal Welfare Board of India.

However, the court, which heard the matter on Thursday, has passed no specific orders on the same.

“Over 80% of the people in the Godavari district support the sport, including women. And gamblers amongst them would not be even 10%,” said BJP leader Raghurama Krishnam Raju, who had approached the courts asking the cockfights to be allowed. “There is no order pronounced by the court banning the sport. All I am asking is to respect the cultural sentiments of the people. Unlike the bulls or cows, these are birds which would be killed anyway,” he said.

“Over 80% of the people in the Godavari district
support the sport, including women.
And gamblers amongst them would not be even 10%,”
– Raghurama Krishnam Raju, Bharatiya Janata Party Leader

Raju has found support from several MLAs from the region. Chintamaneni Prabhakar, a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA from the West Godavari district, took a procession to the DIG’s office last year, appealing for the sport to be allowed. “As Kodipandelu is a part of tradition here, we requested that the sport be allowed to continue,” he had said.

Bhimavaram in West Godavari district is the nerve centre of the sport. Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao, speaking at a recent event, had jokingly said that if the Telangana Rashtra Samithi were to make its foray into Andhra Pradesh, he would contest the Bhimavaram seat. “The trick (to win) is very simple – just promise that Kodipandelu would be legalised,” he said.

“The trick (to win) (election) is very simple –
just promise that Kodipandelu would be legalised.”
– Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao

While local leaders have openly come out in support for the sport, several MPs and ministers have done so on the sly. In 2015, the Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP government was accused of turning a blind eye to the sport last year as a mark of gratitude to people who voted it into power.




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