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LA cock fighting law revised with more sanctions

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attending or betting on a cockfight now can get you thrown in jail.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill that creates the crime of "participation in cockfighting."

Anyone convicted of attending a cockfight, betting on a cockfight or paying admission to any place where people can watch or wager on a cockfight will face up to six months in jail and up to a $500 fine.

Republican Sen. Danny Martiny, of Kenner, says he sponsored the bill because cockfights are still held in Louisiana even though the Legislature banned them in 2008.

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