From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2004:
Louisiana District Judge Charles Scott on February 3 ruled
that Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator may not enforce a local
ordinance to halt cockfights at the ArkLaTex Game Club near Ida and
the Piney Woods Game Club near Vivian because cockfighting is legal
in Louisiana, one of only two states that allow it, and a local
ordinance may not supersede state law.
Alleged cockfighter Efrain Aguilar and a land owner not named
by police were arrested on February 2 after a brawl at an illegal
cockpit in Tepeyac, Mexico. One man was beaten to death and six
were shot dead, including three men from one family and three
brothers from another.