The Daily Populous

Monday August 7th, 2023 day edition

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US Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 100 illegal rooster blades used for cockfighting at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in Texas Thursday.

Customs officers searched a truck and found six packages containing 96 rooster blades, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.

The blades, shaped like curved ice picks, are often tied to roosters’ legs during fights and are so sharp, they’ve even killed people.

The blades are prohibited in the US under a law preventing buying, selling or transporting sharp instruments used in animal fighting ventures, according to Customs and Border Protection.

“Cockfighting is an inhumane, age-old practice that is primarily associated to other illegal activities such as gambling and trafficking,” said Alberto Flores, director of the Laredo Point of Entry.

Drug cartels have actually used cockfighting operations to distribute illegal drugs in the US, according to the Humane Society.

Cockfighting, when two roosters are forced to fight one another for gambling or entertainment, usually results in the death of one or both birds. »

Mother who was accused by Southwest of trafficking her biracial daughter files federal discrimination suit

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A white mother who was suspected of trafficking her biracial daughter in October 2021 by Southwest Airlines employees has filed a racial discrimination suit against the company.

Upon landing in Denver, MacCarthy and her daughter were confronted by police officers because a flight attendant suspected her of potential human trafficking.

A federal lawsuit filed Thursday in the District Court of Colorado accused Southwest Airlines of racial discrimination. »

Rare walrus calf rescued in Alaska after wandering alone currently under 24/7 cuddle care

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A rare walrus calf is under 24/7 cuddle care after he was found wandering alone in northern Alaska last week.

The Pacific walrus calf, estimated to be about a month old, arrived at the Alaska SeaLife Center on August 1 after being spotted on Alaska’s North Slope, about four miles inland from the Beaufort Sea, according to the Alaska SeaLife Center.

The walrus is receiving cuddle care after he was found in an unusual spot in Alaska. »

U.S. Navy destroyers dispatched to Aleutians after Chinese, Russian vessels spotted nearby

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Four U.S. Navy warships were recently dispatched to the Aleutian Islands following an incursion of 11 foreign military vessels in American waters.

“It certainly reminds us of how important Alaska is, from both a strategic standpoint, but also a force projection standpoint,” Sullivan said.

Although Alaskans are not in danger, the presence of foreign military vessels nearby may be unsettling to residents. »

Hogwarts Legacy sequel might be in the works

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A job listing posted by Warner Bros. Games could point toward a sequel that has those missing elements, though.

“Join the team behind the blockbuster open world, action RPG Hogwarts Legacy as we create what’s next,” reads the advertisement.

While a Hogwarts Legacy sequel is not mentioned overtly within the listing itself, the studio does note that successful applicants will work with the developers “on what’s next.” »