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Missouri Senate Fights Cockfighting Bill to Its Death

May 14, 1996
By: Candyce Clifft
State Capital Bureau

A fiery Senate debate over raising fighting chickens for sport in Missouri ended in defeat. Candyce Clifft has that story in Jefferson City...

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St. Louis City Senator John Scott tried to make it illegal to raise gamecocks in Missouri.

But, several rural Senators said no, comparing cockfighting in rural Missouri to Rams football in St. Louis. And Rural Senator Danny Staples asked what's wrong with chickens killing chickens:

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Staples says the amendment was a violation of farmers' rights. Candyce Clifft, KMOX News, Jefferson City.