Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

There are 835 comments on the New York Times story from Mar 9, 2007, titled Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor. In it, New York Times reports that:

A bill outlawing cockfighting received legislative approval when the State Senate concurred with a measure approved in the House.

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Columbia, MO

#860 May 26, 2007
Sendero wrote:
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Not sure when the dude wrote this, but current law makes it illegal to ship gamecocks across state lines for the purpose of fighting them. Further, as of May 3, 2007, it was upgraded to a felony charge and also includes cockfighting paraphenalia, i.e. gaffs. Previously it was a misdemeanor and only pertained to the animal, not the gaffs, etc. That's the federal law. State laws differ from state to state, but it's state law that actually makes the act of fighting illegal, not federal law.
i dont care if you cockfight or not. I have lots of friends that do. You just need to move D And D OFF OF MY STREET!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 07

At The Cockfights

#861 May 26, 2007
NORFOLK - The Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating how PETA handles euthanasia drugs.

DEA officials said the investigation of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is administrative at this point, but it could lead to criminal charges if serious violations are uncovered.

PETA attorney Jeff Kerr called the action "heavy-handed" Thursday but added that the non profit group is cooperating with the DEA.

DEA agents searched PETA's Front Street offices on April 18, making copies of training manuals and competency certificates on 17 employees including Director Ingrid Newkirk, according to an inspection warrant filed in U.S. District Court.

Those papers had been filed under seal but were opened earlier this month and obtained by The Virginian-Pilot this week. An affidavit explaining the DEA's motive for the investigation remains sealed, however.

The DEA action comes on the heels of a criminal trial in North Carolina where two PETA employees, Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook, were accused of animal cruelty and littering after they were caught dumping euthanized animals in a shopping center trash bin.

A jury acquitted both of animal cruelty charges but convicted them of littering. The conviction has been appealed.

PETA euthanized nearly 2,000 animals in 2005, the last year figures were available from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. PETA says euthanasia is necessary to ease suffering in certain animals.

James Gregorius, assistant special agent in charge of the Richmond DEA office, declined to say whether the investigation is related to the North Carolina case.

"The whole thing is still under investigation," he said. "We're still working on it."

The Richmond DEA office handles "diversion investigations" for most of the state. Typical cases include monitoring physicians' prescription patterns to ensure narcotics aren't being diverted for illicit purposes, according to the DEA. Veterinarians and animal shelters that administer drugs also fall into this category and must be licensed by the DEA.

Officials in the U.S. attorney's office, which filed the court papers, did not respond to phone and e-mail messages from The Pilot.

Kerr said Thursday that he believes this is first time in the 11 years PETA has been at Front Street that the DEA has demanded to see its records. He said 12 DEA agents showed up that day without advance notice.

According to the court records, the DEA feared prior notification "could result in the destruction of or tampering with evidence or otherwise jeopardize the ongoing investigation."

In 2001, the FBI infiltrated PETA and tapped its phone lines in an effort to establish a link between the animal-rights group and eco-terrorists. No charges were brought against PETA.

Among the documents taken by the DEA were Hinkle's training and competency certificates, according to the federal court records. DEA officials also took copies of dispensing records since Jan. 1, 2005, for the euthanasia drugs Beuthanasia and Fatal-Plus, the insecticide Pentasol and the anesthetic Ketaject. In all, nearly 1,000 pages of records were copied.

During the North Carolina trial, a DEA agent testified that PETA did not have the authority to administer euthanasia drugs in North Carolina.

However, a PETA attorney testified that the agency had been given the green light by the DEA to euthanize animals in North Carolina.

PETA could face fines or sanctions against its license if the DEA finds any wrongdoing. Gross mishandling of drugs could lead to criminal charges.

Gregori us said the investigation has no timetable but he might have an update in two to three weeks.

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#863 May 26, 2007
sandy wrote:
<quoted text>i dont care if you cockfight or not. I have lots of friends that do. You just need to move D And D OFF OF MY STREET!!!!!!!!!!
The D & D is causing you problems Sandy? Have you spoke with the owners? The elderly couple who own D & D are very nice people, I am sure they would address any problems you have with their business.

Since: Mar 07

At The Cockfights

#864 May 26, 2007
"As long as the
Almighty has permitted
intelligent men, created
in his 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
Abraham Lincoln


#865 Aug 19, 2007
Property to rent for Gamecock farm, Deridder ,Louisiana. 1.5 hrs. from Bayou Club in Vinton, 1.5 hrs.away from D and D Club in Starks, 2.5 from lil sunset and Sunset clubs, and 2.5 hrs to Sunraise clun in Logansport. Also close to sevral other local clubs in Sulphur and Elton. Come and enjoy cockfighting Louisiana style.
is this property still for lease?

Minneapolis, MN

#866 Mar 19, 2008
i think it is okay for cock fight games as long as you don't knife on their legs. for those of you that like cockfights, why don't you just fighting them as regularly on cover their tips and don't put knive on them. knives can hurt and kill them. i have no complain about cockfights at all, but not for putting knives of their legs.
if you want to play them please fight them as regularly as humen boxing. comparing human ultimatefighters to regular cockfighter games, i think ultimatefighters even worse or dangerous.

metal blades on their feet are not accepted. of course illegally. regular cockfighter is okay!

“Hello ”

Since: Mar 08

Forest Hill

#867 Mar 25, 2008
For what its worth and Im guessing to most not much heres my two cents, I say let the cock fighters continue its been going on for so long why is it an issue now? We as the general public should worry about the men and women fighting for our freedom , not birds dieing in a cock fight . I think we have lost sight of whats really important , but thats just my opinion.
mind your own buisness

Charlotte, NC

#868 Dec 10, 2008
Ban Cockfighting wrote:
<quoted text>Remember, you are not dressing these chickens to eat, you are dressing them for reasons of violence. I am not opposed to you eating all the meat you want, it is inappropriate to attach weapons to game fowl, cows, or anything else you are to watch fight to it's bloody death as you do these. How can watching all that bloody fighting be pleasurable? It seems creepy to me.
God put the spurs on them which causes more pain than the ones tied on. If you put food in front of them they will fight before they eat. Complain to God. These beautiful species only exist because of the people who raise them. They have to be seperated in their youth or they will kill each other. NATURES WAY
mind your own buisness

Charlotte, NC

#869 Dec 10, 2008
Ban Cockfighting wrote:
<quoted text>They are both atrocious. The mentality that it's okay to fight chickens to their death is the same mentality that leads men to compare the size of their gonads in wars, barroom fights and general ugliness. Or do you think it is what men do naturally anyway and there should be no consequences for that either?
people like you are the reason that we have to fight daily for our god given right to freedom. What everyone fails to realizie is that in this black and white world it is mostly gray. the fact is that it is ok for you to feel any way you want about anything. the problem arises when anyone tells anyone what they should of should not be doing. this world would be better off if everyone would mind their own buisness. I personally would support a sanctioned fist fight to the death between all animal rights activist and all the peoples lives they have done their best to turn to crap. All you people have more money than you do sense.


#870 Feb 25, 2009
I think that the govement off the us is doing this ageants cock figters so that people don fockes in the dameig ther or casen to ther country and ther people look wats hapen in war kiling yong men and woman that think ther or figting for ther cowntry and fredam not tru i feal soro for the familes that have ther son and dowtors in wor

Indiana, PA

#871 Apr 3, 2009
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You need Bush fights


#872 Jun 4, 2009
Long Live The Game Cock
We still show are fowl and winning 75% of the time. Where is that old hag bandcockfighting?

San Mateo, CA

#874 Feb 20, 2013

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Hitler's Nazi Germany was marked by a preoccupation with "animal rights." Hitler's Third Reich passed numerous animal protection laws, such as declaring that shoeing a horse was cruel, and declared an end to dissection. This reduced Man’s status to that of animals, and justified treating men as animals. Before the war was ended, the Nazis stepped up experiments on the best way to castrate a Jew without anesthesia, and turned countless men, women and children into lampshades and soap. These Nazi actions were justifiable by their belief that it was possible to "...increase the moral standing of animals and decrease the moral standing of people, thus integrating human characteristics to animals... elevating animal life to the level of cult worship...which would lead to the spiritual and ideological changes necessary... for a new national identity."

The real political objective of “animal rights” is to eliminate "unalienable rights," and to make way for all these other supposed rights and pervert our Bill of Rights to the point where only the perverted are protected. A favored socialist strategy is to separate the population from common sense and its own laws by bringing about chaos, clouding real issues, then bring about “change” through gradual “legislation from within.” Ruling by planned crisis is the favored method, as this short-circuits the brain’s ability to think and reason clearly about true issues. This planned chaos (such as “animal cruelty,”“puppy mills” and “cock fighting”) is designed to rob the nation of its creativity and life force, degrade human existence, make everything seem uncontrollable and bad, which then allows the introduction of a tyrannical form of government.

The Gestapo was first used by Goring to do away with political opponents. A "temporary" state of emergency was declared after the Reichstag fire, but was never rescinded. This allowed the Gestapo to enforce conformity at every level of society. Block wardens monitored their neighbors, and children were recruited to inform on their teachers and parents. The Gestapo was authorized to hold people in "protective custody" which was really arbitrary arrest and imprisonment. At first, only political prisoners were taken under the guise of "preventive protective custody" and placed in SS-controlled concentration camps; later, anyone was hunted down and taken who was deemed to not fit in with SS and Gestapo vision of a perfect Aryan society.("SS" came from Schutzstaffel which means "elite guard").

Today we see this same conduct and set of circumstances appearing in some of our civic institutions. The only way for one man to achieve dominion and control over another is through the darkness of IGNORANCE. Let’s get educated about our own laws, so that tyranny cannot gain a foothold in America, and so that we can once again have “happiness and good government flowing forth” as paraphrased by all our early education laws. We do have some beautiful laws. Let’s learn them, and insist that our civic institutions obey them for the good of our nation. God Bless America.

-Compiled by: Janet I. Fischer and S.A. Martin

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Chino, CA 91710

San Mateo, CA

#875 Feb 20, 2013
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has agreed to pay the parent company of the Ringling Bros. Circus $9.3 million to settle allegations that the animal group conspired to pay a witness for false testimony in a 12-year lawsuit over the treatment of circus elephants.
Feld Entertainment, the circus’s operator, said Friday that the settlement resolves the ASPCA’s part in paying Tom Rider, the star witness procured by a larger group of animal advocacy organizations, to testify falsely about abuse he claimed to have witnessed at the hands of circus trainers. That lawsuit was first brought into federal court in 2000.
The payment releases the ASPCA from liability related to a racketeering counter-suit Feld brought against the animal organizations in 2007 after documents turned over in discovery showed that the plaintiffs made payments — often through a nonprofit managed by their lawyers — to Rider.
The defendants included the ASPCA, the Fund for Animals, the Animal Welfare Institute and the Animal Protection Institute United with Born Free USA. The Humane Society of the United States also became a defendant when it merged with the Fund for Animals in 2005.
Evidence in the trial showed that some of the funds paid to the nonprofit pass-through group were provided by the Humane Society of the United States with a check signed by its CEO, Wayne Pacelle.
Friday’s settlement, Feld said in a statement, does not release any of the other defendants from the suit, based on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Rider is also a co-defendant, as are the attorneys involved.
Two of those lawyers, Jonathan Lovvorn and Kimberly Ockene, now work for the Humane Society of the United States but practiced law at Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal during some of the years the original lawsuit wound its way through the courts. The firm’s principals — Katherine Meyer, Eric Glitzenstein and Howard Crystal — are also RICO defendants, along with their nonprofit Wildlife Advocacy Project, the organization that paid Rider $190,000 over a period of two years.
“Our firm has been defending Feld Entertainment against this onslaught of misguided litigation brought by animal activist groups for years. As their attorneys, it is gratifying to finally have a settlement that begins to make up for the harm inflicted on this company, the family who owns it, and its employees,” said John Simpson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., the lead counsel for Feld Entertainment.
ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres issued a statement Friday in which he said his group “concluded that it is in the best interests of the organization to resolve this expensive, protracted litigation.”
He noted that a federal judge never ruled on the merits of the 2000 case, which alleged the Ringling Bros. Circus violated the Endangered Species Act by importing and breeding elephants for its circuses.(RELATED VIDEO: Animal rights at the circus: TheDC puts activists’ claims to the test)
Sayres did not address the suit or his organization’s role in paying its chief witness. He did concede, however, that the litigation “stopped being about the elephants a long time ago.”
ASPCA spokeswoman Emily Schneider told The Daily Caller that the group “does not admit to any liability or wrongdoing.”
The Center for Consumer Freedom, a business-funded nonprofit that has crossed swords with animal rights groups for more than a decade, said Friday that the Humane Society of the United States in particular will have trouble explaining its participation in the alleged RICO conspiracy.
Funds paid to Rider through that group’s contributions, the Center said, were dollars contributed by pet lovers who had no idea about the political war the HSUS was waging.

San Mateo, CA

#878 Feb 27, 2013

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