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No Cluckin' WAY! Man Stabbed To Death By Rooster At Cockfight

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A man died after being stabbed by a rooster at an illegal cockfight. Should I repeat that?

According to the Kern County coroner, 35-year-old Jose Luis Ochoa was declared dead at a hospital approximately two hours after an incident at a cockfight where he suffered a life-ending injury. Reports KTLA, "an autopsy concluded Ochoa died of an accidental 'sharp force injury' to his right calf."

Illegal in the United States, cockfighting is a brutal "sport " where specially bred roosters are torturously strapped with razor-like knives and put into a ring to fight each often to death or until one of the birds is incapacitated.

According to the Bakersfield Californian, reports KTLA, this was not the victim's first cockfight. Last year, Ochoa was fined $370 "after pleading no contest to one count of owning or training an animal for fighting, according to Kern County Superior Court records."