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PETA Tells Pedro -- Go Cluck Yourself!

2/7/2008 5:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pedro Martinez was caught on camera tossing roosters into a cockfight -- and now, PETA is throwing a high, hard one back at him for the deed.
Pedro Martinez
In a letter obtained by TMZ, PETA slams Pedro for setting "a terrible example" for fans, especially the kids, and points out that Major League Baseball discourages its players from gambling of any kind.

What's more, say the animal-rights folks, roosters used in cockfights have their spurs shaved off and replaced by razors, and they're pumped with steroids to make them more aggressive -- sounds a lot like baseball!

The future Hall of Famer was pictured bringing roosters into the ring as an honorary saltador, as the New York Post reported, with Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal. Cockfighting is legal in Martinez' native Dominican Republic. The Mets had no comment this afternoon. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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666    

IRST

2267 days ago
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666    

FIRST

2267 days ago
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666    

FIRST

2267 days ago
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aggkimmy    

I love Animals just as much as the next person

but hello where is my live feed of Britney's Houst

2267 days ago
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divalicious    

gimme my whopper now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2267 days ago
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tmz fan    

third?

2267 days ago
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The Stacer    

How sick! He is pathetic!

2267 days ago
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666    

DOES ANY OF THIS HAVE TO DO WITH BRITNEY???........THEN IM NOT INTERESTED..........WHERE IS MY BRITNEY!!!!! CRAZY DOUCHE BAG!!!

2267 days ago
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666    

bbbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttttttttttnnnnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

2267 days ago
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annoyed    

Why are so many of your headlines so verbally suggestive? It's like you cant write one headline without it suggesting some body part or four letter word.......I am sure you TMZ writers probably think it's clever and funny. Guess again.

2267 days ago
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666    

WTF?? HAVE WE ALREADY FORGOTTEN BRITNEY!!???

2267 days ago
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billy    

Go down south and you'll see how common this sport is you yanks. Its like George Lopez said its not like the loser goes to waste. They cook him up and have a mighty feast.

2267 days ago
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John    

GILLIAN SHELDON FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2267 days ago
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Bob. My name is the same forwards and backwards    

My neighbor is a brainwashed PETA freak. She told me she eats her own poop for energy.







That's just wierd.

2267 days ago
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sammygirl    

This is NOT a Sport!!!! #12 He should be tossed out of Baseball for good. Animals can feel and have feelings. This is just as bad as dog fighting. I hope he burns in HELL!!!!!!!!!!!

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