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is gamecock fighting and rasing legal?

Is gamecock fighting and/or raising legal in Ms. If not, what are the penalties?

Asked on 6/17/05, 6:03 am

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Re: is gamecock fighting and rasing legal?

Raising fighting animals is a misdemeanor, being at a fight is a misdeanor, bets are void; and if the cocks are domesticated animals raised for profit, fighting them is a felony. For felony cruelty, the punishment ranges from 12 months to 5 years and fine $1,500 - $10,000.

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Answered on 6/17/05, 7:02 am

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