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Sports Stars Love Animal Cruelty

February 12, 2008

Its been well-established that sports fans and even the public generally care more about the way professional athletes treat animals than the way they treat women. The latest example of sports stars lust for violent animal deathmatches brings together past and present baseball greats. A video briefly posted on youtube last week apparently showed perhaps the two best Dominican pitchers of all-time (NOE may dispute that assertion) releasing fighting cocks into the biggest cockfighting ring in Santo Domingo. Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez were reportedly ‘soltadores’ for a cockfight in the country’s premier cockfighting battlefield. Cockfighting is legal in the Dominican Republic, but that doesn’t mean that Americans don’t frown upon this off-season pastime. The venue is called Coliseo Gallistico de Santo Domingo which doesn’t really compare to Bad Newz Kennels…

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Megan permalink
    February 14, 2008 11:35 pm

    hey. would you write a post about the hollywood/media outcry over china’s supposed role in the darfur genocide? im interested to hear your opinion. i’m of the mind that while darfur is atrocious, the world shouldn’t corrall and scapegoat china over this, instead the u.s and europe should take action. you can’t expect china unfortunately to do what the u.s. and europeans have been unwilling to do for at least 5 years. thanks

  2. Nemesis of Evil permalink
    February 15, 2008 7:12 am

    Megan, stop distracting BigDra. He’s on assignment right now, working on a piece about the Buenos Aires burrito market and the way in which Mrs. Pierce’s Mini-Society prepared him for his current profession.

  3. BigDra permalink
    February 16, 2008 2:51 am

    Wow! No way! A request. Awesome. Ok, I’ll post something about that. Should have one or two in the next few days.
    Generally, I think China’s human rights violations on its own terrain are bad enough. Plus, who the hell are we to call other countries out on not doing enough to stop killing people in other countries?
    I do have very important research to do here, but I can’t neglect my readers a la NOE of late…

  4. Megan permalink
    February 17, 2008 6:21 am

    Don’t sweat it. By the way, can I be a contributor? Come on.

  5. Koland permalink
    February 19, 2008 10:20 pm

    I’m sorry “Megan,” but the journalistic standards of this blog require serious vetting. You can’t become a contributor simply by asking Jon enough times so that he eventually breaks down and lets you right about Astronauts and pestilence.

    I’m mean please…..

  6. Megan permalink
    February 21, 2008 3:21 am

    🙂 hah.

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