Chicken Boxing v. Cockfighting

  • Aired:  06/18/14
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Al Madrigal looks to get into chicken boxing, a sport that Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory claims is different from cockfighting. (4:59)

>> Jon: WELLCOME BACK.

GOVERNMENT OVERREACH HAS BEEN ACONTROVERSIAL ISSUE OF LATE.

WHETHER THIS IS ONE OF THOSECASES, I'M NOT REALLY SURE.

AL MADRIGAL FILED THIS REPORT.

>> IN 2008, LOUISIANA CAME TOITS SENSES AND OUTLAWED THE

BARBARIC SPORT OF COCK FIGHTING.AND THE CHICKENS OF THAT STATE

FINALLY HAD SOME PEACE. STATESENATOR ELBERT GUILLORY.

>> WE'VE OUTLAWED COCK FIGHTING.

THOSE BLOOD SPORTS ARE NO LONGERATTRACTIVE IN LOUISIANA.

I AM NOT A FAN OF COCK FIGHTING,BUT I'D LOVE TO GO AND WATCH

SOME CHICKEN BOXING.

>> I'M GOING TO STOP YOU RIGHTTHERE. YOU JUST SAID

"CHICKEN BOXING"?

>> YES, CHICKEN BOXING INLOUISIANA IS STILL NOT LEGAL,

BUT WE'RE FIGHTING TO MAKE ITLEGAL.

>> YOU MEANT TO SAY CHICKENBOXING?

>> I MEANT TO SAY CHICKENBOXING.

HUMAN BEINGS PUT GLOVES ONAND BOX.

CHICKENS CAN PUT GLOVES ON ANDBOX.

>> RIGHT.

HE'S TRYING TO LEGALIZE CHICKENBOXING, WHICH IS TOTALLY

DIFFERENT THAN COCKFIGHTING.

WAIT.

MAYBE THAT IS COCKFIGHTING.

ALL RIGHT.

SWITCH 'EM AROUND.

THAT'S CHICKEN BOXING AND THAT'SCOCKFIGHTING?

>> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHICKENBOXING.

>> WHAT?

WHAT ARE THESE?

>> THESE ARE CHICKEN BOXINGGLOVES.

>> SO COCKFIGHTING VICIOUS?

>> MANY PEOPLE SAY SO.

>> BUT PLUS THIS, ADORABLE.

>> ABSOLUTELY A SAFE SPORT, IT'SA FAMILY SPORT.

>> SO NO COCKFIGHTING AND NOCHICKEN BOXING.

WHAT'S NEXT, NO CHICKENWRESTLING?

IF IT WERE UP TO PEOPLE LIKEJ.P. MORRELL, THE CHICKENS

WOULDN'T HAVE ANY FUN.

>> IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUARM THEM WITH, TWO CHICKENS

GOING INTO A RING AND FIGHTINGFOR THE AMUSEMENT OF PEOPLE IS

WRONG.

>> IT'S TWO ADULT CONSENSUALCHICKENS THAT ARE FIGHTING ON

THE BEHALF OF BLOODTHIRSTYHUMANS.

>> CHICKENS DO NOT HAVEFREEWILL, THEREFORE...

>> CHICKENS ARE SMART.

THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

YOU KNOW THE EXPRESSION,SMART AS A CHICKEN.

>> I'VE NEVER HEARD IT. I DON'TTHINK IT'S A THING.

>> MY DAD ALWAYS USED TO ALWAYSSAY, "AL, YOU'RE SMART AS A

CHICKEN." AND I USED TO SAY,"THANKS, DAD."

>> I DON'T THINK THAT WAS ACOMPLIMENT.

[LAUGHTER]>> IT WAS. IT WAS.

IT WAS A COMPLIMENT.

IT DEFINITELY WAS A COMPLIMENT.

BUT THESE SMART CHICKENS ARETREATED NO DIFFERENTLY THAN

THEIR HUMAN COUNTERPARTS.

>> THEY HAVE THE BEST FOOD.

THEY HAVE THE BEST MEDICAL CARE.

THEIR TRAINERS GIVE THEMMASSAGES.

THESE ARE PREMIER ATHLETES.

>> WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUTCHICKEN BOXING, RIGHT?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> AND THESE CHICKENS USE THEBEST FACILITIES, LIKE THIS

HALLOWED HALL OF POULTRYPUGILISM.

IT'S A SPECIAL PLACE WHERE THELEGENDS OF THE SPORT WENT TALLON

TO TALLON, LIKE WHEN MANNYPECK-QUAIO TOOK ON

FLOYD MAYFEATHER. OR WHEN SUGARSHANE POULTRY KNOCKED OUT,

I DON'T KNOW, EVANDERHOLYFRIED?

I'M RUNNING OUT OF[BLEEPED] CHICKEN PUNS.

>> THIS IS WHERE THE PRIMARYCOMBATANTS GO TO IT.

NO ONE HAD TO FORCE THEM.

NO ONE HAD TO ENCOURAGE THEM.

>> I MEAN, YOU BROUGHT THEM INAND PUT THEM IN THERE, BUT OTHER

THAN THAT...

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> STILL THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKESENATOR MORELL WHO WANT TO TURN

THEIR BACK ON THIS NOBLEPASTIME.

>> I AM NOT DEPRIVING CHICKENSOF A BETTER LIFE.

I'M SAVING THEIR LIVES BY NOTLETTING THEM...

>> OKAY.

I'M A CHICKEN.

TELL ME WHY SHOULDN'T FIGHT?

>> YOU SHOULDN'T FIGHT FOR THEAMUSEMENT OF OTHERS.

IT'S BARBARIC, IT'S STUPID ANDTHERE IS A BETTER LIFE FOR YOU.

>> I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ACTUALLYDID THAT.

I'M A CHICKEN.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD YOU[BLEEPED] SAID.

THAT WAS HILARIOUS.

YOU'RE A SENATOR.

A SENATOR WHO DOESN'T SEE THEECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY CLAWING HIM

IN THE FACE.

>> THESE BIRDS, WARRIOR BIRDS,SELL FOR ANYWHERE BETWEEN $2,500

AND $25,000.

>> WHAT?

>> THAT IS REAL MONEY.

>> SO SUCK IT, "DAILY SHOW"NEWSROOM, AND WORLD, PLEASE SAY

HELLO TO OSCAR DELAY POLLO.

>> COME ON, OSCAR.

WORK THE BAG, WORK THE BAG.

COME ON, OSCAR.

YOU WANT THIS OR NOT?

GO UPSTAIRS. GO UPSTAIRS.

NOW, CHICKEN CHASE IS HOW WEUSED TO DO IT IN THE OLD DAYS.

YOU CAN CATCH THIS CHICKEN.YOU CAN CATCH THIS CHICKEN.

COME ON.GET THE CHICKEN.

GET THE CHICKEN.

COME ON, YOU BUM.

COME ON.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

DON'T HOP OVER IT.

COME ON. YOU DIDN'T KNOW HIM.DRINK IT. COME ON.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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