Hundreds of individuals thronged on the cockfights organised in cities and villages throughout Krishna, Guntur, East Godavari, West Godavari districts.
In blatant violation of courtroom orders handed earlier and poking enjoyable at regulation-imposing businesses, the cockfights had been organised on a large scale.
Like yearly, crores of rupees modified hands as the organisers made specifically-bred roosters battle with small knives or blades tied to their legs.
The organisers made particular seating preparations for these collaborating in betting and for spectators.
Backed by highly effective politicians and businessmen, the organisers made all of the preparations by erecting enormous tents, barricades and provide of meals and liquor.
People, together with girls and youngsters, thronged the arenas in massive numbers to look at the cockfights which they think about part of the harvest pageant. The battle usually ends with the loss of life of one of many two birds.
Hundreds of individuals had been seen flocking to the cockfight venue at Edupugallu in Krishna district. Huge tents had been pitched in the agriculture fields to organise the cockfights.
It was an enormous honest as folks in automobiles and on two-wheelers had been seen heading to the venue. From few lots of to lakhs had been wager on roosters.
The cockfights had been organised at varied locations in and round Vijayawada. Similar occasions had been organised in Gudivada, Kaikaluru, Jaggyapeta, Nuzvidu, Nandigama, Chanderlapadu, Mopidevi, Avanigadda and different locations in Krishna district.
At few locations MLAs and native public representatives attended the occasions. The organisers arrange VIP galleries for politicians, businessmen and different VIPs.
Punters from not simply neighbouring villages and districts however even Telangana and different states participated in the betting.
There was no impression of the police warnings on the bottom as the organisers confronted no hurdle in making all of the preparations.
The organisers even deployed bouncers and erected fencing to regulate the crowds. At many venues it was not simply cockfights. Other playing video games had been additionally organised and other people had been seen brazenly enjoying these video games. Food stalls arrange close to the venues did brisk enterprise.
A Jana Sena chief together with some villagers stopped cockfight in Mandapaka village in Tanaku mandal in West Godavari district. Ramachandra Rao opposed the organising of cockfight in the village and launched roosters from the clutches of organisers.
It was in 2016, that the High Court had banned cockfights. The Supreme Court upheld the ban. However, there was hardly any impression of it on the bottom as police did not verify the bloody sport.
Animal rights activists level out that as per the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and the Andhra Pradesh Gaming Act, 1974, cockfights are unlawful.
They say despite courtroom orders, the cockfights continued unabated, reportedly underneath the patronage of elected public representatives whereas regulation enforcement businesses turned blind eye to this lawlessness.