Jindal signs cockfighting bill

FUENTE: NOLA

The Associated Press

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that creates the crime of “participation in cockfighting.”

Kyrgyzstan Cockfighting.JPGAP Photo/Sergey PonomarevRoosters square off during a recent cockfight in southern Kyrgyzstan.

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 will face up to six months in jail and up to a $500 fine.

Republican Sen. Danny Martiny, of Kenner, says he sponsored Senate Bill 38 because cockfights are still held in Louisiana even though the Legislature banned them in 2008.

~ by politicaesaccion on June 10, 2010.

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