Sweet Jesus, where is PETA? Don't they realize that "Corky", the Gamecock, is the USC mascot. Cockfighting is a blood sport where these roosters specifically bred for aggression. Besides being cruel to animals, cockfighting is closely connected to other crimes such as gambling, drugs and acts of violence. It is illegal in all 50 states, and a felony in 42 states. Not a Felony in South Carolina for some reason.