Lawmaker introduces Senate committee to "chicken boxing"
Posted on 4/2/2014 11:57:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Opelousas Senator Elbert Guillory is concerned a bill heading to the Senate floor would shut down the sport of "chicken boxing." The legislation by New Orleans Senator JP Morrell would tighten up the state's cockfighting laws by making it a felony to posses any type of paraphernalia related to the practice. Guillory had an issue with that.
 
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"Leather spur covers? Plastic spur covers? Those are used in the legitimate sport of chicken boxing," said Guillory.

Morrell responded, "Wait? Chicken boxing?"

Morrell's Senate Bill 523 would also change the language in Louisiana's ban on cockfighting to apply to all types of chickens.

He told Guillory he has no idea what chicken boxing is.

"If chicken boxing...I can't even speak on chicken boxing. I have honestly never heard of that," said Morrell. "It sounds like something to circumvent cockfighting."

Guillory compared chicken boxing to human kick boxing and said it's perfectly legal and that the legislation would interfere with that enterprise.

"Two men with boxing gloves on can box each other as a sport that is legal," Guillory said. "It's the same thing with chicken boxing."

The legislation to broaden the state's cockfighting laws passed 4-2.

Benton Senator Robert Adley also questioned the legitimacy of chicken boxing.

"I would be very interested to find out how some chicken stands on two legs while it boxes," Adley said. "I understand how humans do it, but I'm trying to understand how it happens with a chicken."



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