Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cibola Caught In Cockfighting Battle.

Byline: The Associated Press

County Might Lift '87 Ban on Matches

GRANTS Cibola County is in a fight over cockfighting.

The County Commission is considering repealing its ban on the sport. The commission is expected to face legal challenges from supporters and opponents of cockfighting no matter what decision it makes.

The New Mexico Association of Counties is threatening to revoke Cibola County's liability insurance if it legalizes the sport. But cockfighting supporters have retaliated, saying they might sue the county if the ban is continued.

Cockfighting pits blade-wearing birds in what is often a death match, and spectators often bet on the outcome. …

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