30 March 2004
Birds suddenly appear
After a series of legal challenges to the law, Attorney General Drew Edmondson asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to rule on the Constitutionality of the state's 2002 ban on cockfighting, and today the Court upheld that ban by a 7-0 vote. (Two Justices abstained.)
Senator Frank Shurden (D-Henryetta) will continue his fight to get the penalties reduced; he says that this is another attack on American traditions, and "next it will be hunting, fishing and rodeos."
Not so loud, Frank. PETA has ears.