July 15, 2007

Meet me in Puerto Rico, last bastion of freedom for cockfighters.

Critics to lobby for cockfighting ban in Puerto Rico, where blood sport is big business - International Herald Tribune: "ISLA VERDE, Puerto Rico: With cockfighting about to lose its last bastion in the United States, animal rights activists are training their sights on Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory where the blood sport is both beloved tradition and big business.

Cockfighting is illegal in 49 states, and the governor of Louisiana — the pastime's last U.S. refuge — signed a law Thursday that will make it a crime to fight birds beginning August 2008. New Mexico banned the sport on June 15."

Here is a great quote via the Indomitable B.D.:

''As long as the Almighty permits intelligent men, created in his image and likeness, to fight in public and kill each other while the world looks on approvingly, it's not for me to deprive the chickens of the same privilege.'' --- Abraham Lincoln

A thought worth considering in this violent age.

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