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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cockfighting’

Chicken Boxing Defended By Louisiana Senator

Chicken boxing, according to one Louisiana senator, is very different from cockfighting, and a bill that would seal up loopholes in a state cockfighting ban would threaten what he calls a legitimate sport. Sen. Elbert Guillory says that chicken boxing is a much less bloody sport and isn’t fought to the death; instead, the animals wear rubber gloves that cover …

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Chicken Boxing: Louisiana Senator Insists That It’s Not Cockfighting

A Republican senator from New Orleans expressed his concern over a bill that would tighten the state’s cockfighting ban, saying that it would shut down the less bloody sport of “chicken boxing”. Surprisingly, this seemingly bizarre discussion took place during an actual session in the Louisiana Senate chambers. The Senate Committee for Judiciary C discussed Senate Bill 523 on Tuesday …

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New York Cockfighting Ring Is Busted

A cockfighting bust, referred to as “Operation Angry Birds,” resulted in three separate raids on Saturday and Sunday. Officials discoverd a bloody late-night cockfight in the dark and dirty basement of a vacant Queens store. Police discovered birds waiting for their fights kept in sacks hanging from the walls, officials said on Sunday. An estimated 3,000 birds were confiscated, and …

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Operation Angry Birds Leads to Huge Cockfighting Bust

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week announced a huge cockfighting bust that has led to the arrests of nine people on felony cockfighting charges. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Angry Birds,” was led by the New York Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF) in cooperation with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). According to the …

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