United Poultry Concerns
Voters Ban Cockfighting in 2002
In November 2002 Oklahoma voters passed State Question
687, making Oklahoma the 48th state to ban cockfighting. The ban makes
cockfighting and related activities a felony offense punishable for
up to ten years in prison. Oklahoma is the 27th state to adopt felony-level
penalties for cockfighting. New Mexico is being targeted next in the
campaign to outlaw cockfighting in every state in the union. Cockfighting
is now legal only in Louisiana and parts of New Mexico. In Virginia,
however, the law needs tightened to make cockfighting itself illegal
and not just the gambling aspect, as is now the case.
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150