To the editor of THE EAGLE:

Kudos to Scott Stafford and The Berkshire Eagle for publicizing the plight of roosters exploited and tortured for cockfighting and for highlighting the amazing efforts of one woman to rehabilitate those who would otherwise face certain death. ("Local humanitarian seeking to expand her rooster rescue," May 12.)

Rachael Gordon is a hero and a pioneer. I hope others follow in her footsteps.


Brooklyn, N.Y.

The writer is a founding member of the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos --