Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:17:42
I’m not usually in the business of praising a Louisiana State Senator especially a Republican but let us now praise Senator Art Lentini of Kenner. Lentini added an amendment to an animal cruelty bill that would classify cockfighting as animal cruelty thereby making it illegal. Past efforts to ban this fowl custom have failed because they were assigned to the committees in charge of agriculture which are of course dominated by backward boobs from rural Looziana.
Here’s the slick trick: Lentini added his amendment to an animal cruelty bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee. This way the measure will at least make it to the Senate floor. Previous efforts have died in committee. Well done Mr. Lentini.
I’ve heard the arguments about Cajun tradition (yadda yadda yadda) in support of cockfighting. Segregation and anti-miscegenation laws used to be traditions in these parts too. Some traditions need to be discarded and cockfighting is something that should be thrown on the scrap heap of history along with my pre-K refrigerator. It’s time to join the 21st Century and ban this barbaric bloodsport.