What is Cockfighting?

Cockfighting is a blood sport wherein roosters are forced to fight each other. Cockfighting is illegal throughout the United States by both state and federal laws.
Cockfighting roosters have sharp blades or gaffs attached to their legs. The birds are then placed in small enclosures, called pits, so spectators can bet on the outcome of the fights as the roosters slice and tear each other apart in small fight pits.
These fights may last for more than an hour. Losing birds are often left to die slowly in garbage barrels by their vindictive owner/abusers.

Cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states, yet these bloody, barbaric events are ongoing across our country. SHARK has already taken the initiative against cockfighting by using our drones to film suspect rooster farms. We are now announcing a new nationwide campaign, that will expose these illegal animal fights like never before, and we'll work hard to have those involved held accountable under the law.

Current Cockfighting Locations

Click here to view some of the Illegal cockfighting locations that are currently in use and being allowed to operate while law enforcement does nothing.

Current Active Cockfighting Arenas

Faces of Cockfighting - Newcomb Pit - Lawrence County, Ohio

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From the Newcomb cockfighting arena located in Lawrence County, OH.  (Click image to enlarge)

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SHARK's letter to Kentucky State Police Post 9 and their response

SHARK's letter to Kentucky State Police Post 9 and their response:


October 6th, 2021


Captain Randall Surber,


Post 9, the post you command, is being publicly designated by SHARK as the “Kentucky’s Most Corrupt State Police Post.”


The reason for this designation is very simple. Cockfighting is illegal throughout the US, including Kentucky. Nevertheless, Pike County, the area patrolled by Post 9, includes two of the biggest cockfight pits in the state - the Blackberry pit, and the Hawk’s Nest pit.


As you are aware, SHARK has supplied you with extensive information about these criminal operations. This information includes, but is not limited to aerial images of the cockfight buildings, the times and days of operation, schedules printed by the cockfighters, and the names, images and other information about the people running the cockfights.


In spite of having all this information, and in spite of our repeated contact with your personnel, you took no action against these long-running criminal operations, which involve additional criminal activities including illegal gambling, the trafficking of illegal drugs, weapons and women, tax evasion, etc.


I am sending a copy of this letter to Major Darren Stapleton, who is on the command staff of the Commissioner of the State Police. If you, or your superiors in Frankfurt wish to offer a statement to defend your inaction, we will post it, unedited and in its entirety, alongside this letter, on our CrushCockfighting.com website.


Going forward, we will continue to update our website page with updated information about what Post 9 is, or is not doing to combat these criminal enterprises.




Steve Hindi, President

SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness


cc: Major Darren Stapleton



And their response so far:




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Messenger-Inquirer, Sunday, July 11, 1993 (Click photo to enlarge)

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