Opinion: Cock fight license

POSTED: 06/12/12 12:47 PM

Justice Minister Roland Duncan noted shortly before the parliament approved the new criminal code, that organizers of cock fights need a permit. Holding such “cultural events” in the backyard without a permit is still punishable by law.

How would it go, applying for such a permit?

This is what we imagined.

“Hello? Is this the department for permits and licenses?”

“Yes, how can I help you?”

“I want to organize a cock fight and I want to know what the requirements are to obtain a permit.”

“First of all, you will need at least two cocks.”

“I beg your pardon?”

“Sir, you will need two cocks, otherwise you cannot have a cock fight.”

“Excuse me ma’am, did you study biology? I have only one …”

“Very funny sir, but I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.”

“Hmm, alright. Where do I find those cocks?”

“I’m sure any Member of our Parliament will be happy to help you with that one sir.”

“Do I need to have people from the Red Cross at hand during the fight?”

“Why would you think that?”

“Well, I’m afraid my cock will get injured during the fight.”

“That’s the point isn’t it sir? They fight until one of them dies.”

“Are you serious?”

“Of course I am serious. Who do you think I am? Are you saying I don’t know what I’m talking about?”

“Oh, no. not at all, not at all. But it sounds rather grisly to me.”

“That’s the point isn’t it? People love blood sports.”

“I’m not so sure I want to have that license. Anything else I need?”

“Well, you may want to apply for a gun license at the Justice Ministry.”

“Why is that?”

“To protect yourself.”

“Protect myself? Against what?”

“Let’s says that there will be some rough characters coming to your cock fight.”

“Like who?”

“I’m not going to tell you something you already know. Everybody knows who they are.”

“If they are the people I think you are talking about, you can keep your license ma’am.”

“Whatever tickles your fancy sir. Have a nice day.”

In the meantime, we have asked the Ministry of Economic Affairs what the requirements are to obtain such a license. We had to do that via email, because nobody picked up the phone, even though it was not lunch time and it was not after five o’clock either. We’ll keep you posted.

Did you like this? Share it:
Opinion: Cock fight license by

Comments are closed.