Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County Should Uphold Ban on Cockfighting.(Editorial Page)


New Mexico is one of the ghastly trio of states where cockfighting remains legal. The other two are Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Several New Mexico counties in an act of humanity have banned the so-called sport. Cibola County is one of them. Now the Cibola County Commission is considering repealing the ban.

This has angered both those who hate to see animals suffer and those who take pleasure in watching two roosters slash at each other while bets are placed on which bird survives. …

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