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.