|Manny Pacquiao Should Leave them Cocks Alone
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 17, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - It is in my opinion that Manny Pacquiao should refrain from talking
about his love for cock-fighting (Rooster fighting). In November's
Playboy Magazine edition, an interview with Pacquiao is one of the main
features. Yes, naked women too, but this is about Pacquiao, so I'll
You remember Michael Vick? Of course we all do. His dog fighting antics
in the past really put a dent in his popularity as a NFL Superstar
quarterback. Quick refresh.... Vick was implicated in an illegal
interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years. In the
summer of 2007, Vick pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served
21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement.
On his hobby of raising fighting roosters in the latest Playboy edition,
Pacquiao states: "I like the sport. I like the roosters. It's like
boxing -- the rooster has to be in shape. He has to train for the fight
and he has to have so much fight in his heart."
Ok, now as far as I know, Pacquiao isn't doing anything illegal in his
home nation of the Philippines. Looks like cock fighting is a national
past time in his country. That being said, I think Pacquiao is walking a
slippery slope when discussing his love for the animal blood sport,
cock-fighting... especially when speaking to an American audience. The
last thing Pacquiao wants riding on his popularity is PETA. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Americans are not very forgiving about what they deem is animal abuse
(see Michael Vick)... and let's face it, cock-fighting is anything but
PETA is no stranger to the world of Boxing and earlier this year the organization teamed up "Sugar" Shane Mosley. PETA recently had an ad which features Mosley with the caption "I Choose to
Fight. Dogs Don't. Dogfighting is for Cowards." Can't the same be said
about Cock-fighting? Obviously it can.
Look, all I am saying is this... if Team Pacquiao doesn't want to feel
the wrath of Animal lovers, then maybe he shouldn't be talking about
cock-fighting so open in public and making it sound like it is a great
thing. That being said, Pacquiao is way too popular for him not to end
up being the target of PETA.
Smarten up Pacquiao! At this level of the game, you don't need bird-shit on your shoulders.
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