Game fowls are an inherent part of cockfighting. After all, a cockfight would not happen without the fighting chickens in the ring. In the United States, cockfighting is illegal, but the business of breeding game fowl is booming.
Last June, Saipan resident Andrew Salas filed a lawsuit, challenging the cockfighting ban in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This case has now been dismissed with prejudice.
Around 100 birds were discovered in an illegal cockfighting pit in Wells County, Indiana. A tip citing suspicious activity in the property prompted authorities to investigate, leading to the arrest of the property owner.
New Mexico is a state known for its illegal cockfighting rings. An unknown man unintentionally called 911 and hung up, leading sheriff’s deputies to a cockfighting ring bust.
Last June, independent senatorial candidate Andrew Salaw filed a lawsuit again the ban on cockfighting in U.S. territories. Now, a U.S. trial attorney is asking the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands to dismiss the case, stating it as “meritless.”
Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey is not yet done with his mission to reduce cockfighting penalties in the state. If his new proposed measure survives, cockfighting may make a comeback in the United States.
In this article, we cleared up one of the most-asked questions among cockfighting enthusiasts: is cockfighting legal in the United States? Check out this article to know which areas cockfighting is outlawed and where it’s allowed.
High-Profile City Officials Facing Criminal Charges for Attending Illegal Cockfighting Ring in Cherokee Co.
Authorities raided an illegal cockfighting ring in Cherokee County, Texas, in late May. Citations have been issued to dozens of people in attendance in the underground cockfighting ring, including high-profile city officials.
Animal Wellness Action, an animal rights group, released a statement regarding the allegations against Atoka County Sheriff Tony Head for being disobedient in enforcing the state’s anti-cockfighting law. This comes after an alleged underground cockfighting ring was reported by an anonymous tipster.