Co Not Legitimize or Legalize Cockfighting in Oklahoma - NO to SB 835 sign now

We, the undersigned, wish to voice our opposition to Senate Bill 835, which would reduce cockfighting penalties from a felony to a misdemeanor in Oklahoma. We also do not agree that this should be something that is decided on a county-by-county basis.

Cockfighting is a barbaric and cruel practice. It promotes violence within society and should not be encouraged. There is also the fact that, in most cases, the use and sale of illegal drugs, especially crystal methamphetamine, goes hand-in-hand with this "sport." The people who flock to these events also come from states where it has been ruled illegal, even transporting their birds across state lines, whether legal or not. This practice also puts the poultry industry at grave risk, and is probably even a public health issue, considering the wide variety of infectious diseases known to infect chickens that also infect other animals and humans.

These people are also more likely to participate in dog-fighting, which - along with the drugs and the cockfighting itself- is illegal. They also inject these same methamphetamines into the animals to make them more aggressive. Of course, this has the same effect on the people who use them, too. You should not encourage, endorse, condone, or legitimize in any way, such criminal behavior.

We are asking that this bill be thrown out. The people of Oklahoma wisely voted to make this illegal - a felony - and it should stay that way. Do not ally yourself with criminals by giving this bill your support.

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  • 14 December 2015100. Leonora E
    Stop the use of animals for entertainment
  • 30 November 201599. Isobel P
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 201598. Tinythomas May
    cockfighting isnt cruelty cause we dont make them fight
  • 15 November 201597. Cat S
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 201596. Laurie F
    Please keep cockfighting a felony.
  • 03 November 201595. Chrissy H
    I support this petition
  • 28 October 201594. Josh R
    I support this petition
  • 02 October 201593. Junior Fields
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 201592. Paty D
    I hate all the violence against animals
  • 19 September 201591. Sally T
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 201590. Anthony L
    CockFighting shoudn't be Outlawed
  • 14 September 201589. Andria C
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 201588. Betty M
    are you nuts, Cockfighting is a barbaric and cruel practice
  • 12 July 201587. Jim F
    I support this petition
  • 10 July 201586. Dawn N
    I support this petition
  • 08 July 201585. Susana C
    Dont let the cock figth!!!!...please dont be cruel.
  • 20 June 201584. Eric R
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 09 May 201582. Silvia P
    I support this petition
  • 10 April 201581. Andrea C
    I support this petition
  • 04 April 201580. Gary L
    Why in God's name would we not outlaw this activity? It's unconscionably cruel.
  • 29 March 201579. Phyllis B
    I support this petition
  • 27 March 201578. Elizabeth A
    Cockfighting is a cruel, ridiculous activity. We might as well just throw the "heathens" to the lions like the Romans did. Please do not legalize cockfighting. We need to move forward, not back.
  • 23 March 201577. Caroline S
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 02 February 201575. Reymond Sherman
    I support this petition
  • 23 January 201574. Free A
    Billye Thompson, you are a liar. Gamecocks will not just "establish a pecking order." They naturally fight to the death. I own many of them, I know. There are very few drug abusing cockfighters, far less than there are drug abusing animal equality extremi

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Suzette KlineBy:
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Sen. Frank Shurden and the rest of Congress

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