Make Cockfighting a Felony in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of 10 states where the brutal bloodsport of cockfighting in a misdemeanor, and the penalty is a $100 mazimum fine. Cockfighting is outlawed in all 50 states, with 40 prosecuting the sport as a felony.

Because the law is so weak and the fine so low, cockfighting remains big business in Mississippi, attracting people from all over the country- even though it is illegal to cross state lines to attend an animal fight.

While cockfighting is illegal in the state since the 1800's, it hasnt been adjusted. Perhaps in the 1800's a $100 fine was alot, but in 2013 it is a low price many are willing to pay to participate in the illegal bloodsport.

Tell Mississippi you support the effort to pass a bill to make cockfighting a felony that carries a much larger fine.

Mississippi is one of 10 states where the brutal bloodsport of cockfighting in a misdemeanor, and the penalty is a $100 mazimum fine. Cockfighting is outlawed in all 50 states, with 40 prosecuting the sport as a felony.


Because the law is so weak and the fine so low, cockfighting remains big business in Mississippi, attracting people from all over the country- even though it is illegal to cross state lines to attend an animal fight.


While cockfighting is illegal in the state since the 1800's, it hasnt been adjusted. Perhaps in the 1800's a $100 fine was alot, but in 2013 it is a low price many are willing to pay to participate in the illegal bloodsport.


Tell Mississippi you support the effort to pass a bill to make cockfighting a felony that carries a much larger fine.

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