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Amazon.com faces lawsuit over cockfight magazines

By RobotGod     Feb 9, 2007 in Business
The Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com over the sale of cockfighting magazines.
Amazon says it will keep selling two magazines. The Humane Society said it plans to formally file a lawsuit in District of Columbia Superior Court, accusing Amazon of operating an illegal "animal-fighting paraphernalia sale and distribution scheme."
The Humane Society originally threatened to sue Amazon.com last July, saying the online retailer was violating the federal Animal Welfare Act by offering "The Feathered Warrior" and "The Gamecock," two cockfighting magazines.
Amazon.com said that the magazines are legal and they will continue to be sold. A spokeswoman stated that Refusing to sell books or magazines simply because their messages may offend amounts to censorship.
The humane Society said its lawsuit would continue. Cockfighting is legal only in Louisiana and New Mexico.
My question:Why are they going after Amazon and not the publishers of the magazines? They are right, it amounts to censorship. Protection of animals is great. But dont ban a book. No matter how justified it might seem to some, it sets a bad precedent.
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