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Thu February 22, 2007
Inside the Cockfighting Debate
By Jodi Breisler
Hobbs, NM – New Mexico is one of two states where cockfighting is legal. But that could soon change if a ban is approved in the state House. Advocates of the ban say cockfighting is violent, cruel and a form of illegal gambling. Opponents argue it's just like any other blood sport, but also a way of life. They say a ban would be racist and deny their cultural heritage. KRWG's Jodi Breisler visited a game cock farm and spoke with the Senator sponsoring the ban to take a closer look.