Ohio is one of 10 states where cockfighting is still a misdemeanor. In preparation for cockfighting, the roosters’ comb and wattles are cut off. Razors are then taped to their limbs. Each animal is placed in a fighting ring from which they cannot escape from. They are then coaxed to fight each other to their deaths while people bet on the winner or loser.
All photo's I took while a guest at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary are of animals that were confiscated or rescued from abusive situations or horrible environments.