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Treeman
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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?

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Topic starter Posted : March 21, 2017 11:04 am
vicanuck
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Like a lot of things in the VI, not legal but they exist due to a lack of will to enforce the law.

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Posted : March 21, 2017 11:07 am
DL
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Cockfighting is legal. Dogfighting isn't.

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Posted : March 21, 2017 12:02 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Cockfighting is legal. Dogfighting isn't.

technically both are illegal.

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

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Posted : March 21, 2017 1:56 pm
DL
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Only federal laws that are applicable to the Territories. The cockfighting law isn't.

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Posted : March 21, 2017 3:02 pm
LiquidFluoride
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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.

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2014/03/Anim_Fight_Spect_Prohib_Act_031314.html

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

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Posted : March 21, 2017 4:14 pm
DL
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Are you not reading what I'm typing? THE LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO TERRITORIES.

COCKFIGHTING IS LEGAL HERE!

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Posted : March 21, 2017 4:38 pm
DL
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https://www.pressreader.com/usa/san-francisco-chronicle/20160824/282222305175216

"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.

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Posted : March 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Alana33
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These businesses pay $50 for a cockfighting license at DLCA.
It's a travesty.

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Posted : March 21, 2017 4:52 pm
Treeman
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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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Topic starter Posted : March 22, 2017 11:19 am
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