Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Jose Luis Ochoa, 55 cockfighting - died from injury from 1 fighting rooster

Lamont, CA

Kern County

February 9, 2014  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date /Courthouse

cockfighting - repeat offender

5 dead roosters Not charged


Some might say that karma was at work when a 35-year-old man, who was attending a cockfight in Kern County, CA, was killed by one of the fighting roosters.

Jose Luis Ochoa, who had prior cockfighting-related charges, died after being sliced in the leg by a razor which was attached to one of the roosters on February 9th.

John Goodwin, director of animal cruelty policy for the Humane Society of the United States, told the Bakersfield Californian: Cockfighting is the avian version of the cruel, blood sport, dogfighting. Like dogfighting, lives are sacrificed for the sake of money.

Following the fight which left Ochoa with a fatal injury, 5 dead roosters were discovered.

Cockfighting charges are only misdemeanors in California - in many other states, the charges are considered to be felonies.


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