We forgot to post this in July, so even though the article is "old," the subject isn't.
We've heard of dogfighting, cockfighting, hog dog rodeos, canned hunting and other cruel "fun" some humans enjoy inflicting on animals. But birdfighting -- to be specific, canary and finch fighting with folks betting on which bird survives until the next round? That's a new one to us. And just as despicable.
It's too bad we furries can't decide the punishment for the perpetrators.
“I feel so bad, especially with two young boys and to have that going on in that house,” Sega said. “The house is so beautiful, the people seem so nice and a quiet neighborhood, couldn’t believe what I heard.
"Authorities raided a home in Harwinton earlier in the month, confiscating dozens of roosters. Investigators in Shelton said canary and finch fighting may be a new trend about which they are just learning.
"When canaries are bred, they’ll fight to the death and they don’t make the noise that typical roosters make and they don’t smell,” said Sgt. Robert Kozlowski. “They fall under the radar because we wouldn’t think it suspicious if people have a lot of canaries.”
Excerpt from "19 Arrested in Canary-Fighting Investigation." You can read the full article here.