February 5, 2007
By Associated Press
Louisiana could soon be the last state where cockfighting is legal, after a bill to outlaw the controversial sport cleared a key committee in the New Mexico Senate last week.
Louisiana and New Mexico are the only states where it's legal to strap razor-sharp objects to the heels of roosters and have them fight each other to the death. Animal-rights activists have been trying for years to ban the practice, which they view as barbaric.