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Cockpit

Treeman
March 21, 2017 08:04AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 105

I was reading the VIC about a recent shooting on STX. The article was referencing the "cockpit". At times I saw it in caps and others in lower case. I originally thought that it was the name of a bar or nightclub............

So, cockfighting is legal in the VI?
What about dog fighting?

Re: Cockpit

vicanuck
March 21, 2017 08:07AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Like a lot of things in the VI, not legal but they exist due to a lack of will to enforce the law.

Re: Cockpit

DL
March 21, 2017 09:02AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 173

Cockfighting is legal. Dogfighting isn't.

Re: Cockpit

LiquidFluoride
March 21, 2017 10:56AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

Quote
DL
Cockfighting is legal. Dogfighting isn't.

technically both are illegal.

Federal law still applies here (or is suppose to).

Re: Cockpit

DL
March 21, 2017 12:02PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 173

Only federal laws that are applicable to the Territories. The cockfighting law isn't.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2017 12:05PM by DL.

Re: Cockpit

LiquidFluoride
March 21, 2017 01:14PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

Quote
DL
Only federal laws that are applicable to the Territories. The cockfighting law isn't.

Its technically been Federally illegal since 1979, however in 2014 the 15th adjustment to animal cruelty prevention passed.

Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act.

[www.humanesociety.org]


And this one is actually netting prosecution, unlike the previous laws.

Re: Cockpit

DL
March 21, 2017 01:38PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 173

Are you not reading what I'm typing? THE LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO TERRITORIES.

COCKFIGHTING IS LEGAL HERE!

Re: Cockpit

DL
March 21, 2017 01:40PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 173

[www.pressreader.com]

"State governments and Congress are entitled to classify cockfighting as a crime, though it is legal in U.S. territories such as Guam, the Northern Marianas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Judge John Owens said in the appeals court's 3-0 ruling."

One of many examples. Google is your friend.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2017 01:43PM by DL.

Re: Cockpit

Alana33
March 21, 2017 01:52PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,049

These businesses pay $50 for a cockfighting license at DLCA.
It's a travesty.

Re: Cockpit

Treeman
March 22, 2017 08:19AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 105

Only a misdemeanor in south Carolina. tried to raise to a felony a few years ago when a prominent state legislator was involved with a few fights.

Never changed.................

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