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Cockfighting still not a felony in Utah after Legislature fails to compromise

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  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    March 13, 2014 11:53 p.m.

    Is cock fighting a despicable sport? Yes, but it shouldn't rise to the level of a felony.

    Fines, probation, and a few months in the county jail should be enough to convince most people that staging cock fighting contests is a bad idea. They would do better to support their local little league, instead of a sport that offers little more than brutality.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 14, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    Why does everything have to be a felony?

    America already has more citizens locked up per capita than anywhere else in the world.

    America may be the home of the brave, but it's already the land of the imprisoned.

    Why add to that problem? Do employees of the Utah Department of Corrections need job security that badly?

    Why should chickens have more rights than people?

    Sure, a misdemeanor makes sense, but a felony for cock fighting? That's just dumb.