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
I appreciate you contacting me and sharing your views, Joan. I'm a yes vote.
> 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.
> Joan Cowles
> 529 N Wall St
> Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1789