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‘Chicken boxing’ is not cockfighting, lawmaker says

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana senator is opposing a bill that would close loopholes in a state cockfighting ban, saying it threatens the legitimate, less bloody sport of “chicken boxing.”

The criticism from Republican Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas, seemed to confuse senate judiciary committee members and stunned New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell, a Democrat from New Orleans who proposed the loophole-closing bill.

Chicken boxing?

Guillory represents an area of rural Louisiana that fought to keep cockfighting legal prior to the ban. He said chicken boxing is a sport that uses some of the paraphernalia involved in cockfighting, but he did not specify what paraphernalia that was, or how the sport was any less violent or deadly than cockfighting.

Morell said Guillory is just trying to circumvent the cockfighting ban.

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