cock fighting http://wkms.org en Humane Society CEO Wants Kentucky to Strengthen Cockfighting Law http://wkms.org/post/humane-society-ceo-wants-kentucky-strengthen-cockfighting-law <p></p><p>The Humane Society of the United States wants Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo to strengthen the state’s cockfighting laws.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Humane Society CEO Wayne </span>Pacelle’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> push comes after a cockfighting ring was recently busted in McDowell, Kentucky. A USDA agent says the Big Blue Sportsman’s Club allegedly hosted illegal gambling ‘derbies’ of fighting chickens.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:18:48 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40446 at http://wkms.org Humane Society CEO Wants Kentucky to Strengthen Cockfighting Law Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics http://wkms.org/post/once-again-cockfighting-issue-kentucky-politics <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/-1.jpg" alt="" /><p>For the third time in as many months, leading Kentucky politicians find themselves addressing cockfighting.<p>A new federal case brings questions about the bloodsport to a top state Democratic lawmaker and puts the practice back into conversations about the U.S. Thu, 08 May 2014 13:56:26 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Jonathan Meador 40417 at http://wkms.org Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics Tennessee Cock Fighting Bill Dead This Session http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-cock-fighting-bill-dead-session <p></p><p>Legislation that makes cock fighting a felony in Tennessee is dead this session after failing to pass the Senate. Under the bill, a first offense for cock fighting would have remained a misdemeanor. But a second offense would be considered a felony punishable by six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:23:46 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30319 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Cock Fighting Bill Dead This Session