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Welch, WV

An end to cock fighting and dog fighting?

"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 privilege." Abraham Lincoln  (May 27, 2007 | post #162)

Louisiana

Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

"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 privilege." Abraham Lincoln  (May 26, 2007 | post #864)

Louisiana

Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

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.  (May 26, 2007 | post #861)

Louisiana

Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

Thanks  (May 23, 2007 | post #855)

Louisiana

Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

Hey you have it wrong, I am the one that is high strung.. Oh you don't believe me, I will stick my foot "so far" up your A$$... the sweat on my knee shall quench your thirst..lmao  (May 21, 2007 | post #847)

New Orleans, LA

Battle looms over cockfighting in Louisiana

Yes, I know the answer to this one.. Probably because we sent your dumbass there so you couldn't breed and spread your "Being stupid" disease you have around.. We have enough dumbasses in the US without you contributing to the fact..HA HA HA HA HE HE what an Idiot  (May 21, 2007 | post #1106)

Louisiana

Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

Cockfighting is an American tradition, along with hunting and fishing alike..These sports date back further than your great great great grand father..Cockfighti ng has been handed down for more than 3,500 years and with many generations and will continue to be handed down for generations to come..I am sure that most of you folks are in some way are involved in some sort of religion..It does not matter if your Catholic, Baptist are non denomination you still believe in a higher being... Now suppose there was a group the raises 40 to 50 million dollars a year and lobbied your State Representative and your State Senator to pass a law that you could no longer practice your religion but only Satanism, would this not go against the way most of you was raised..This will happen to you in a matter of time, every one is so worried about the other person that they over look them self's.. I guess all of you voted for the new National ID Act, yes it is a federal law and it will go into affect in April or May of 2008 it has already passed. Every one is so tied up with ban the cockfighting are ban this, do away with that, and these laws are slipped in and no one really knows or talks about these issues.. So I would suggest with this National ID Act in place you should really be worried about you and your families and not chickens.. Chickens will be the least of your worries when people learn to duplicate these ID cards because this only leaves one alternative, the microchip which is placed under the skin....The Humane society has been testing these chips for years and guess what, they work.... I doubt the Humane Society knowingly is testing for humans, But think for a mintute, we test " every thing " else on animals first... Microchips coming to your house soon...  (May 21, 2007 | post #846)

Louisiana

Cockfighting Ban Goes to Governor

We don't need any financial aid from and old hag like you..I would rather die than to have any help from a back sliding woman like your self.. I have absolutely no interest in Your opinion, for one you don't even live here and frankly my dear I don't give a damn if you ever have been are ever will come here..As long as Sanderson Farm is allowed to kill thousands of birds a day I Will fight my fowl and miss there is not a damn thing you are anyone else can do about it...An American Tradition " The Game Cock "  (May 20, 2007 | post #843)

Louisiana

Cockfighting? I don't get it...

It is a heated debate because it is another one of our rights taken away.. This country might as well be run by a dictator than a president, hell we are becoming more communist than most countries that are ran by a dictator..  (May 19, 2007 | post #4)

Louisiana

State police raid cockfighting arenas in Louisiana

Usually when one lashes out about education is because he is lacking one and thinks every one else is too.. I am sorry if I don't believe that a chicken fight can last 30 hours, maybe if they were dunghills, but even that is still far fetch from happening..Since your the smart one, who bred the Hatch to come straight comb. What color legs does a Lacy and an Allen have and what station are they....These are off the top of your head questions that any cocker can answer..Oh who originated the allen and lacy  (May 19, 2007 | post #158)

Louisiana

State police raid cockfighting arenas in Louisiana

Oh I see :( c o c k s.. oh my you take it up the boot shoot. NOOO thanks,I dont think I want to lean a damn thing from you... Im like sooo not into that stuff...  (May 18, 2007 | post #153)

Louisiana

State police raid cockfighting arenas in Louisiana

Excuse me sir, would you like some cheese with that wine...crybaby  (May 18, 2007 | post #152)

Louisiana

State police raid cockfighting arenas in Louisiana

Learn what? That your a low life dumbass.. I have forgoten more about chickens than you will ever know .. Come back and post when you get off the crack your on so you can act a little more civilized...  (May 18, 2007 | post #151)

Welch, WV

An end to cock fighting and dog fighting?

Lady why don't you post this federal law you keep referring too.. I am not going to argue with you on this matter. I will be fighting a four cock June 2 but if you can prove it is a felony here in LA I will stop fighting.. Post the proof.. show me some evidence,I dont think you can!!  (May 18, 2007 | post #150)

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