Can Love Overcome the Trauma of Abuse? Malu!
A Sentience Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Luvin Arms Sanctuary
May 2021

A cockfight usually results in the death of one of the birds; sometimes it ends in the death of both. Malu is one such rooster forced to fight to survive.

And one more reason to celebrate International Respect for Chickens Month!

Rooster Malu

Can love overcome the trauma of abuse?

Who else can demonstrate it better than Malu - the fighter rooster.

Maluís story is nothing short of inspirational.

He was rescued from a cockfighting bust in New Mexico. Cockfighting is a centuries-old blood sport in which two or more roosters are placed in an enclosure to fight for gambling and entertainment.

A cockfight usually results in the death of one of the birds; sometimes it ends in the death of both.

Malu is one such rooster forced to fight to survive.

He comes from a very horrible situation. Such roosters rarely ever live a normal life. If it wasnít for Luvin Arms, he would have been euthanized.

When Malu was rescued and brought into Luvin Arms, he took everyone by surprise.

He craved kindness and attention.

He made friends and created relationships with people.

He has always been the sweetest little rooster, always ready for "cuddle time".

His warm, gentle, and "zen-like" ways have won the hearts and minds of visitors, caretakers, and volunteers alike.

Malu is really special because of his ability to trust humans again.

When I think deeply about Malu, it is his unique ability to "forgive" that made it possible for him to survive a "near-death" experience and live a normal life.

Malu was the first one who gave us hope that roosters forced to fight can be rehabilitated, reformed, and experience loving relationships with their own flock of hens.

He has taught us what it means to forgive.

He has taught us the meaning of trust.


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