United Poultry Concerns January, 31 2005

Urge Oklahoma Officials to Investigate Suspected Cockfighting

Please urge Broken Bow and McCurtain County officials, in Oklahoma, to investigate a property where a large number of birds are reportedly chained to small huts 10 miles north of Broken Bow, near the Beavers Bend Resort/Steven’s Gap Area exit off Highway 259. Photos obtained by PETA show conditions typical of properties where birds are raised and trained to fight. Kindly remind officials that blood sports such as cockfighting put the whole community at risk as they are not only cruel to animals but are often linked to other violent crimes. It is a felony to encourage cockfighting, possess or train birds for cockfighting, or maintain a facility for cockfighting in Oklahoma, and the federal animal Welfare Act prohibits interstate commerce of birds for fighting purposes. Contact:

The Honorable Jerry Don Smith, Mayor
Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce
113 W. Martin Luther King Drive
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Fax: 580-584-7698

Aubrey Thompson, McCurtain County Commissioner
Jim Freeny, McCurtain County Commissioner
Jim Westbrook, McCurtain County Commissioner
PO Box 1078
County Commissioner’s Office
Idabel, OK 74745-1078
Fax: 580-286-7495

Sheriff Johnny Tadlock
McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office
200 N. Central
Idabel, OK 74745
Fax: 580-286-7410

The Honorable Virginia Sanders, District Attorney
Oklahoma 17 th District
108 N. Central
Idabel, OK 74745
Fax: 580-286-7613


United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
FAX: 757-678-5070

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