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Should animal fighting be legalized?

Last year the Animal Welfare Act was updated to make it a felony to engage in or promote animal fighting. That included cock fighting and dog fighting. It is also illegal to cross state lines to fight animals or to advertise fights.

However the Central Ohio-based American Game Fowl Society wants that changed. The organization has filed a suit in federal court in Columbus to legalize animal fighting saying the welfare act is unconstitutional.

We want to know do you believe dog and cock fighting should be against the law?

“I think cock fighting should be legal. Chickens naturally want to fight each other. Dog fighting is inhumane. I think cock fighting is a good recreational hobby to do on the weekend.”

CACY ROACH

Ironton

“I think cock fighting should be legalized. They do want to fight. I think dog fighting is so wrong.

AMBER BLAIR

Coal Grove

“I think they both should be illegal. I’ve seen videos. I was in tears.”

CAROLYN MASSIE

Ironton

“Both should be illegal. It is inhumane. I don’t see it as a sport.”

ROBERT PLEASANT

Ironton

“Definitely both should be illegal. It is just cruel and the way they train. It is cruel.”

MARISSA WILSON

Willow Wood