From: Todd Weiler
To: Joan Cowles,
Subject: Re: Please support SB 112 and make cockfighting a felony in Utah.
Date: 2/18/2014 12:38:54 PM
Body:
I appreciate you contacting me and sharing your views, Joan. I'm a yes vote. Todd Weiler 801-599-9823 > On Feb 18, 2014, at 12:35 PM, "Joan Cowles" wrote: > > > Feb 18, 2014 > > Senator Todd Weiler > State Capitol, Suite 320 > 350 North State Street > Salt Lake City, UT 84114 > > Dear Senator Weiler, > > Utah remains the only state in the west where cockfighting is still a > misdemeanor. Those involved in this bloodsport seek out states with > weak penalties to set up their operations, making Utah a magnet for > cockfighting and the violent crimes associated with it. SB 112, the > Game Fowl Fighting Amendments bill, would strengthen our state's laws > by making cockfighting a felony. > > As your constituent, I urge you to vote in support of SB 112. > Cockfighting is a violent sport where roosters have razor sharp weapons > tied to their legs and are forced to fight while spectators place bets. > Please do not allow our state to remain a safe haven for this extreme > form of animal cruelty! > > It's a inhumane, brutal "sport" promoting gambling (which is > illegal in this state) that has no redeeming value whatsoever. Please > protect our children from being exposed to such cruelty. > > Thank you for your consideration. > > Sincerely, > > Joan Cowles > 529 N Wall St > Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1789 > >