Congress moves to ban cockfighting in US territories

  • In this July 6 2012 file photo, owner of a loosing rooster pays his bet as the cockfight judge removes sharp plastic spurs from the defeated bird at Las Palmas, a government-sponsored cockfighting club in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Legislators approved a bill Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, shutting down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, ending what many consider a cultural institution that generates millions of dollars and dates back to the colonial era. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Congress on Wednesday gave final passage to legislation that would shut down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, ending an institution dating from the colonial era that generates millions of dollars each year.

0 Comments