Lawmakers crackdown on cockfighting. - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lawmakers crackdown on cockfighting.

May 8, 2007

The Louisiana legislature claws away at cockfighting.

Supporters of the blood sport are pushing legislation that would phase cockfighting out late next year.

But opponents say postponing a ban would only intensify the sport while it remains legal in the state.

Tuesday May 8th the senate judiciary committee, without objection, passed a bill that would immediately deem cockfighting a felony.

The debate now goes to the full senate.

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