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Subject: FW: SB112
Date: Thu Mar 13 03:12:52 MDT 2014
Cock fighting is currently not an issue for the police, as stated by Sheriff Curtis in the Richfield Reaper:
Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis said while some people look it as cruel and unusual punishment, there are many issues involving animals and people that could be seen as much more cruel and abusive.
“Sometimes, our laws are a little backwards; you can get a stiffer penalty for beating a dog than a person,” Curtis said. “There are people who feel it’s cruel and unusual punishment, but how often do we go out and hunt animals just to put another trophy on the wall.”
Curtis said there are more pressing issues for his department, and cockfighting is something that has never come up as a problem.
“We haven’t had any trouble from anyone [regarding cockfighting],” Curtis said. “Zero complaints.”
I’m sure you would get similar comments from law enforcement in other counties.