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Feathers fly as French cockfighting lands in top court

Paris - France's top court will this month rule on cockfighting, an ancient blood sport that continues in some French regions despite being banned in most parts of the world.

India court bans cockfights but illegal bets may run to millions

Indian courts have imposed a ban on cockfighting, usually organized during the Makar Sankranti festival. But police estimate that illegal gambling running into millions will take place on the festival days.

‘Operation Angry Birds’ busts big New York cockfighting ring

New York - Nine people have been hit with felony charges in New York State have been rounded up in a cockfighting raid that saw people wagering as much as $10,000 on a match.

Cockfighting, bungling burglar and a stolen truck

A busy day in the California Motherlode for Sheriff's Deputies, nets three cockfighters, a bungling burglar on a bike and a stolen truck.

Peacocks, prostitutes, pot found in Mexican prison

Acapulco - A surprise search by authorities at a prison in Mexico has uncovered a variety of contraband including two peacocks, which were kept as pets, 100 fighting cocks, 19 prostitutes and two bags full of marijuana.

French politicians unite against bullfighting

Two French politicians from opposing parties are to present a bill to parliament outlawing bullfighting in France. They already have the support of a dozen other parliamentarians from across the political spectrum.

Louisiana May Finally Ban Cockfighting

[i]"I still go to the rooster fights on a regular basis because it's something I enjoy," said Billy Duplechein. "And I'm trying to get my sons involved. It keeps our kids out of trouble."[/i]

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