Governor signs bill outlawing cockfig...

Governor signs bill outlawing cockfighting in New Mexico

There are 46 comments on the NOLA,com story from Mar 12, 2007, titled Governor signs bill outlawing cockfighting in New Mexico. In it, NOLA,com reports that:

Gov. Bill Richardson said the timing was right to enact a cockfighting ban in New Mexico this spring, calling the centuries-old bloodsport "a relic of the past." But those who raise roosters and attend the ...

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AJJ

Garden Grove, CA

#1 Mar 12, 2007
Hey, I have a better idea... Why don't we put all the cock fighting people in the ring and let them taste what it feels like to be maimed or possibly killed and then we will see how they like it.... Then we don't have to worry about it anymore..
MY TWO CENTS

Sulphur, LA

#2 Mar 13, 2007
AJJ wrote:
Hey, I have a better idea... Why don't we put all the cock fighting people in the ring and let them taste what it feels like to be maimed or possibly killed and then we will see how they like it.... Then we don't have to worry about it anymore..
Are you serious? You belive a chicken has rights? Have you people gone insane? Millions of HUMAN BABIES are killed each year, but thats ok, it not immoral! Stupid! How many cows and chickens and other animals are kept in awful conditions and slaughtered for your pleasure of eating steaks or fried chicken? How about our tradition here in Louisiana of boiling crawfish?, we have to boil them alive, its that cruel, what about hunting and fishing? Who are you to tell me that since I enjoy watching cockfights for pleasure,but you eating steak and fried chicken because it pleases you more than vegetables?
MY TWO CENTS

Sulphur, LA

#3 Mar 13, 2007
AJJ wrote:
Hey, I have a better idea... Why don't we put all the cock fighting people in the ring and let them taste what it feels like to be maimed or possibly killed and then we will see how they like it.... Then we don't have to worry about it anymore..
Lol, why dont you back your words up, and be the one to come in the ring with the cockfighters?
JUST ME

Abilene, TX

#4 Mar 14, 2007
I LOVE TO HUNT AND FISH BUT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT JUST TALK THE TALK LIKE PUTTING COCKFIGHTERS IN THE RING.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COCKFIGHTS AND SCRAMBLED EGGS?NOTHING.CHICKEN HAVE RIGHTS JUST LIKE EGGS. SO LETS ABORT MILLIONS OF BABIES AND KEEP COCKFIGHTS ILLEGAL. GET YOURSELF IN THE RING WITH A COCKFIGHTER AND SEE WHO WINS. I SAY KEEP THE FIGHTS GOING
ITS JUST A CHICKEN

Boise, ID

#5 Mar 14, 2007
ITS OK TO SEND YOUNG MEN OFF TO WAR AND GET KILLED! BUT FOR GODS SAKE, DONT LET THE CHICKENS FIGHT. I'LL BET NOT ONE TOURIST STAYED AWAY FROM NEW MEXICO BECAUSE WE LET SOME CHICKENS FIGHT. I'VE BEEN TO MANY OF A COCKFIGHT AND ITS GREAT FUN.
Joe

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

#6 Mar 15, 2007
Rodeos are the next thing that the Californians will want to ban in New California, formerly N.M..
Hunting and fishing will go soon. Horse racing and dog racing will follow.
The new state motto should be,"if I don't do it, outlaw it".
Jami

Houston, TX

#7 Mar 15, 2007
I think all of you are ignorant. Cockfighting is immoral and a selfless act. It is nothing like fishing or hunting. As a hunter or fisher, we do not put SHARP razors on and torture the animal for money. That is what cockfighters do. Anyone who can put razor sharp blades on an animal and watch them torture each other til death is mentally ill. How can anyone call this a source of entertainment? It is not anything close to hunting or fishing. So if you are one of the people making the comments that cockfighting should not be banned, pack up your stuff and move to Louisiana where is it allowed. In fact Ill help you move.
Ignorant

Houston, TX

#8 Mar 15, 2007
This has nothing to do with aborting human babies. WHICH IS ANOTHER AWEFUL THING. Mothers choose to do that in the states that allow it. New Mexico is CHOOSING not to allow Animal cruelty be a source of entertainment. Because cockfighting is cruel to animals. So if you want to watch cockfighting you should CHOOSE to go to Louisiana, where the CHOOSE to let people torture animals for fun!
MY TWO CENTS

Sulphur, LA

#9 Mar 15, 2007
Jami wrote:
I think all of you are ignorant. Cockfighting is immoral and a selfless act. It is nothing like fishing or hunting. As a hunter or fisher, we do not put SHARP razors on and torture the animal for money. That is what cockfighters do. Anyone who can put razor sharp blades on an animal and watch them torture each other til death is mentally ill. How can anyone call this a source of entertainment? It is not anything close to hunting or fishing. So if you are one of the people making the comments that cockfighting should not be banned, pack up your stuff and move to Louisiana where is it allowed. In fact Ill help you move.
You have a right to your opinion, though I disagree with it.Have you ever been to a cock fight?, these roosters are not your everday roosters that run around the yard, these are a breed that all they do is fight, they will kill or be killed. The knives you speak of are put on the roosters, in the wild they would kill with their spurs. If you support hunting and fishing you should support cockfighting, for the same people that are pushing these bills through are the same people who want to outlaw hunting and fishing they are the same ones who want to end the fur businesses and even your eating of steak, fish and chicken. As a hunter you shoot your game with a gun, much of this game is of no threat to anyone or any other animal around. As a fisher you us a sharp hook to catch your fish, a fish which is of no harm to you or any other fish. You hunt and fish for pleasure, yes you eat the game, but that also is for your plesure, because you can live without eating any of this game. So if you hunt and fish and eat meat for your pleasure who are you to tell anyone that enjoys watching gamefowl fight they cant? Not all these roosters die and they are not taught to fight it is their nature.
MY TWO CENTS

Sulphur, LA

#10 Mar 15, 2007
Ignorant wrote:
This has nothing to do with aborting human babies. WHICH IS ANOTHER AWEFUL THING. Mothers choose to do that in the states that allow it. New Mexico is CHOOSING not to allow Animal cruelty be a source of entertainment. Because cockfighting is cruel to animals. So if you want to watch cockfighting you should CHOOSE to go to Louisiana, where the CHOOSE to let people torture animals for fun!
AAAAAHHHH, I belive abortion is legal in every state in America! NO!, but as with abortion, the people of New Mexico did not vote on this. The government of New Mexico has forced its views on a people, though a minority, is it right for the majority to force its views on the minority? Who are you to force your moral views onto me?
MY TWO CENTS

Sulphur, LA

#11 Mar 15, 2007
http://www.animalscam.com/
http://www.ussportsmen.org/
http://www.corn-utopia.com/ READ THE HIDDEN ENEMY.
http://www.petakillsanimals.com/
http://www.targetofopportunity.com/
http://www.peta-sucks.com/ CLICK ON GRANNYWARRIORS

The bottom line is cockfighting is a very easy target so they are going after it on the way to there real agenda. It is allowed only in two states Louisiana and New Mexico. Cockfighting has been illegal in many states for a long time. Recently they have pursued the issue in the southern part of the United States and been victorious on most occasions. They tried real hard in Louisiana and failed, but they will be back because the spotlight is on them. People it's time to open our eyes. All the hunters, fisherman, cattlemen, horseman, Christians, the average animal lover that thinks they find a good home for all the stray pets and even the concerned parent could not support these groups after visiting these websites. You may not agree with cockfighting, but the cockfighters I know would never stoop to levels this low.
NOW OF COURSE WE KNOW THERE IS BUT ONE STATE WITH THE RIGHT TO FIGHT GAMECOCKS.
MY TWO CENTS

Sulphur, LA

#12 Mar 15, 2007
New Mexico Cockers, if you are planning to come to Louisiana to fight your gamecocks or even if your a avid gambler on cock fighting please sighn this petition to keep cockfighting in Louisiana. I am so sorry that your government has opressed you by taking away many of your lively hoods. Cockers in Louisiana are gearing up now for the fight to keep cock fighting legal. Here in Louisana many of our Southern Parishs have held this tradition since the early 1800`s so there is allot of support for cockfighting here, we hope to see you here in Louisiana soon.
Joe

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

#13 Mar 17, 2007
Now that cockfighting is illegal, what will happen to these fowl? They will all be killed. They will be fed to cats or dogs. Game fowl are too tough for humans to eat. They don't make good pets. Some will be sold to the Lousianans or Mexicans.
The rest will be killed and discarded. The different breeds will soon be extinct. You won't find any at your local pet store.
bill

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Mar 17, 2007
MY HATS OFF TO YOU MY TWO CENTS I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU 1000 PERCENT!! WE GOT TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT QUE NO!!!

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#15 Mar 17, 2007
bill wrote:
MY HATS OFF TO YOU MY TWO CENTS I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU 1000 PERCENT!! WE GOT TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT QUE NO!!!
PETA and their croonies are all ready at work in Louisana drop by this topix forum in Louisiana and look at the propaganda and insults they are sliging at pro- cockers.
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/la/TQU009NJM...
FED UP

Abbeville, LA

#16 Mar 18, 2007
MY TWO CENTS wrote:
<quoted text>Are you serious? You belive a chicken has rights? Have you people gone insane? Millions of HUMAN BABIES are killed each year, but thats ok, it not immoral! Stupid! How many cows and chickens and other animals are kept in awful conditions and slaughtered for your pleasure of eating steaks or fried chicken? How about our tradition here in Louisiana of boiling crawfish?, we have to boil them alive, its that cruel, what about hunting and fishing? Who are you to tell me that since I enjoy watching cockfights for pleasure,but you eating steak and fried chicken because it pleases you more than vegetables?
ALL our rights get taken away,day by daywhile the people just sit around letting the law makers turn our country into a communist country?.....isn't the lawmakershired by the peoples?.....why dont we start fireing them loli'll be calling my congressman tomorrow morning to voice my freedom of speach, and exercise my rights

“ "Deo vindice"”

Since: Jan 07

Sulphur, LA

#17 Mar 18, 2007
FED UP wrote:
<quoted text> ALL our rights get taken away,day by daywhile the people just sit around letting the law makers turn our country into a communist country?.....isn't the lawmakershired by the peoples?.....why dont we start fireing them loli'll be calling my congressman tomorrow morning to voice my freedom of speach, and exercise my rights
http://www.thepetitionsite.com /takeaction/935856492?ltl=1170 165375
Heres a Louisiana Petition you can sign too, also here is the linl to a Louisiana topix forum where PETA and HSUS and their cronies are now attacking out freedom and calling everyone that enjoys the freedom to watch cockfighting, potentail child molesters , rapist, and serial killers.
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/la/T9KCV4CR1...
I hope you join that Louisiana forum and anyone here in New Mexico that has had their rights taken away by their government to hold and take part in cock fights is invited too, PETA and HSUS agents are bragging about their victory over New Mexico cockers ,they even say New Mexico cockers didnt even put up a good fight.
Doug

South Point, OH

#18 Apr 4, 2007
Until all the hunters, fisherman, cockfighters, farmers, and anybody else who enjoys freedom get together to fight these animal rights terrorists, we will only be allowed to sit around the house and watch TV. Everyone should call all politicians that represent them federal and state at least once a month and tell them not to give in the these wackos who value a animals life over humans.

Since: Apr 07

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Apr 9, 2007
I do not think that you people that fight chickens for a so called sport understand the word BRUTALITY. Get a dictionary and look it up. Hello!!

Since: Apr 07

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 9, 2007
Doug wrote:
Until all the hunters, fisherman, cockfighters, farmers, and anybody else who enjoys freedom get together to fight these animal rights terrorists, we will only be allowed to sit around the house and watch TV. Everyone should call all politicians that represent them federal and state at least once a month and tell them not to give in the these wackos who value a animals life over humans.
Guess what, You are an animal called HOMO SAPIENS. Should we devalue your life?

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