An Oklahoma senator hopes to revive cockfighting in the state by putting tiny boxing gloves on the roosters instead of razors.
The Oklahoma legislature outlawed the blood sport in 2002 because of
its cruelty to the roosters, which are slashed and pecked to death
while human spectators bet on the outcome.
But State Sen. Frank
Shurden, a Democrat from Henryetta and a long-time defender of
cockfighting, said the ban had wiped out a $100-million business.
try to revive it, he has proposed that roosters wear little boxing
gloves attached to their spurs, as well as lightweight, chicken-sized
vests configured with electronic sensors to record hits and help keep
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