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Trib Talk: What should penalty be for cockfighting?

Published March 11, 2014 1:25 pm

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Lawmakers are considering stiffer penalties for cockfighting, changing the activity from a misdemeanor to a felony for repeat offenders. But cockfighting does have its supporters.

On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., cock fighting supporter Tim Fitzgerald, Carl Arky from the Humane Society of Utah and Tribune reporter Jim Dalrymple join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the cock fighting tradition and the movement to outlaw the practice.

You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. You can also text comments to 801-609-8059.

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