You're right. I want to express myself and I don't want any government interference when I come over to your place and go to bed with your wife. Then for a little fun I'll tie your hands behind your back and let my 2 very hungry pit bulls enjoy themselves. No torture or cruelty just good, clean fun.the government is getting to big people should be able to have a right to express themselves is what ever speacial intrest groups they want. The states should tax cockfighting because they will never stop it, its tradition,if people think cockfighting is mean they should look other places and look how little children throught the world are being taking care of and spen all ther time and monies fixing that problem,making cockfight illegal is doing nothing but pushing it underground so it can not be watched. Good job state and government.
Now remember no government interference.
The government, the law cannot be every where, they cannot catch every criminal but they can make reasonable laws so that when they are caught they can be put away according to the laws that civilized people respect.
Yes there are countries that allow cruelty to animals that doesn't make it right what it does is show their government is either lazy, part of the operations to make money off the cruelty and/or stupid, uncivilized idiots.