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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tennessee Looks at Making Cockfighting a Felony

Right now, cockfighting is just a misdemeanor. Hopefully that will change with a new bill before the legislature.

The cockfighters want the legislature to maintain the existing misdemeanor penalties for cockfighting. It seems they have no problem paying a small fine when they get caught; to them, it's simply the cost of doing business. On the other hand, a strong felony law would actively deter people from cockfighting and put them out of business.

Lets hope they do the right thing.

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