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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 03:32 PM

Puerto Ricans Feel Federal Government Ambushed Them With Cockfighting Ban

SAN JUAN Thursday was a somber day at the Cockfighting Club of San Juan.

The rows and rows of cubbies that usually house up to 80 roosters waiting to fight were mostly empty. On this day, only 26 birds were on display.

Miguel Ortiz, a regular at the club since it opened in 1954, said a lot of people had stayed home, depressed.

Its because of the law that passed in the Congress, he said.

If signed by President Trump, the U.S. Farm Bill will make cockfighting illegal in all U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico. The bans inclusion in the bill, which passed in Congress Wednesday, had been long-sought by animal rights activists in the mainland U.S.. But in Puerto Rico, news of its passage dropped like a bombshell.

Read more: http://vifreepress.com/2018/12/puerto-ricans-feel-federal-government-ambushed-them-on-cockfighting-ban/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 04:08 PM

1. Not every cultural practice deserves preservation and protection

Cockfighting for example.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 05:59 PM

2. The roosters are feeling good!

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