Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cockfighting Ban Proceeds.(New Mexico)

Byline: Fritz Thompson Journal Staff Writer

Cibola Commissioners OK Publication of Ordinance

Cockfighting in Cibola County is down but not out.

County commissioners voted 5-0 earlier this week to authorize the publication of a new ordinance that would continue the county's ban against the practice.

That doesn't mean the new ordinance is a done deal.

Assistant county attorney Sherry Thompson said the commission can still do one of three things: continue the prohibition against cockfighting; repeal the law; or take it back for revision.

Before that happens, Thompson said, the new ordinance must be published in a newspaper and the public must be given an opportunity to express its concerns. …

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