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September 02, 2020 - Civil Eats

Hawaii Animal Rights Activists Want Feds To Investigate Cockfighting

Hawaii Animal Rights Activists Want Feds To Investigate Cockfighting
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At least 22 Hawaii chicken breeders may also be sellers, fueling illicit cockfighting rings in Guam, an animal welfare group has alleged in a new report.

Representatives with Animal Wellness Action as well as former Hawaii Attorney General Margery Bronster are calling on U.S. attorneys to use the new report as a starting point for an investigation into cockfighting in the state.

They also want the U.S. Department of Justice to shutter the farms. “These people are not just knee deep, but neck deep in the world of cockfighting,” Wayne Pacelle, an animal rights activist, said of the Hawaii chicken farmers.

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