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  • COCKFIGHTING
Winning Issue » COCKFIGHTING


Loopholes in the Animal Welfare Act have allowed cockfighting to exist and grow. Cockfighting is only legal in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico but its legal status in these states encourages cockfighting in other states as well, giving enthusiasts in outlawed states an excuse to own these fighting birds and associated gear. Stimulants, blades and blood-clotting drugs for cockfighting birds are readily available online. During cockfights, metal blades are strapped to the legs of these combatants so they can inflict maximum damage on their opponent, and roosters often fight each other to the death. Animal welfare advocates claim the deaths and injuries of many animals are committed under the guise of entertainment and for the promotion of gambling. Proponents claim “chickens do naturally fight” and are against further federal restrictions and penalties.


Pending Legislation: None




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current cockfighting policy, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support punishing any person for knowingly attending an animal fighting venture with a fine and/or imprisonment for up to a year for each violation; who knowingly causes a minor to attend such venture to be punished by a fine and/or imprisonment for up to three years for each violation, and wish to reintroduce S.666 or H.R.366 - Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Tom Marino (PA) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support punishing any person for knowingly attending an animal fighting venture with a fine and/or imprisonment for up to a year for each violation; who knowingly causes a minor to attend such venture to be punished by a fine and/or imprisonment for up to three years for each violation, and wish to reintroduce S.666 or H.R.366 - Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Tom Marino (PA) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
April 2, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
April 15, 2020
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April 9, 2020


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