Obenshain & “the cockfighting five”

Brent Finnegan -- January 31st, 2007

Lowell at Raising Kaine listed our senator, Mark Obenshain (as well as Emmett Hanger) as part of the “cockfighting five” for voting against SB1190, a senate bill to increase penalties for cockfighting, which is illegal.

I generally don’t see eye-to-eye with PETA, but I find it hard to make excuses for cockfighting in its modern form. For those of you not familiar with the “sport,” the modern version involves attaching long razor-sharp spikes to the rooster’s legs, so they can stab each other to death and bleed all over the place while people bet on them. “But it’s a long-standing tradition in Appalachia” just doesn’t seem to me like a valid excuse to allow it to continue.


3 Responses to “Obenshain & “the cockfighting five””

  1. cook says:

    I see that RichmondSunlight.com keeps various stats regarding the 2007 General Assemby, but I have yet to see any statistics regarding the number of bills introduced that would allow for GREATER LIBERTY to the people and grant LESS POWER TO AGENTS of the government. Almost halfway through the session, does anyone have a guess as to what that number is?

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