making New Mexico safer for roosters
Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat running for president, has come out strongly in favor of a ban on cockfighting. Legislation to outlaw the bloodsport has come up from time to time in New Mexico, but until recently, Richardson refused to take sides. Some suspect he does not want to look as if he comes from a backward state. [snip] "The bottom line is that if Bill Richardson is not running for president, this wouldn't be an issue," said Leo Lopez, 42, who has been attending matches since he was 12.
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