Cockfighting bill heads to governor


By The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE — Attending a cockfight could get a person sent to jail, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a bill that is headed to his desk.

The House gave final passage to the measure with a 73-13 vote Wednesday.

Republican Sen. Danny Martiny, of Kenner, says he sponsored the proposal because cockfights are still held in Louisiana even though the Legislature banned the rooster fights in 2008.

Martiny’s bill would create the crime of “participation in cockfighting.”

Anyone convicted of attending a cockfight, betting on a cockfight or paying admission to any place where people can watch or wager on a cockfight would face up to six months in jail and up to a $500 fine.


~ by politicaesaccion on May 28, 2010.

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