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in New Mexico. Louisiana is the only other state that it's legal as well.<br><br><br><br>
A Senate committee on Tuesday narrowly killed a bill to outlaw cockfighting in New Mexico, one of two states that still allows the bloody sport.<br><br><br><br>
The Senate Conservation Committee tabled the bill on a vote of 5-4 after hearing nearly three hours of testimony from both sides of the issue that has stirred emotions and arguments in the state for years.<br><br><br><br>
Janine Arvizu, a scientist and supporter of cockfighting, told the packed Senate gallery that watching the bloody sport causes less emotional stress on children than a college basketball game.<br><br><br><br>
"My child is safer at an organized cockfight than she is at a (New Mexico) Lobo basketball game," Arvizu said.<br><br><br><br>
Huh????<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.currentargus.com/Stories/0,1413,161%257E9264%257E1158895,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.currentargus.com/Stories/...158895,00.html</a>
 

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Animal abuse judged ok based on the "emotional impact on children"? That is definetely not the right standard!!!
 

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Thats horrible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Ugh. What the hell is wrong with people?<br><br><br><br>
Cockfighting is illegal here (Ontario) but apparently it's a huge underground business, along with dog fighting. We had an inspector from the SPCA come in and he showed us videos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Those images will haunt me forever. He also brought in the blades that they attach to the rooster's legs. Just sickening. I hate people.
 
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