LA State Senator Fighting To Keep Chicken Boxing Legal
Yes, dear readers, there is such a thing as chicken boxing, and a Louisiana state senator, Elbert Guillory, wants everyone to know it’s much less dangerous than cockfighting, and so should remain legal.
Guillory represents an area of rural Louisiana that fought to keep cockfighting legal prior to the ban. He said chicken boxing is a sport that uses some of the paraphernalia involved in cockfighting, but he said the matches aren’t fought to the death.
He described chicken boxing as similar to human kickboxing, with chickens kicking at each other while wearing rubber “gloves” that cover the spurs on their legs. The chickens face each other in rounds of 10 minutes each, and Guillory said there’s little chance of serious injury with veterinarians on hand to monitor the matches.
“Instead of a blade or exposed spur, they hit each other with these boxing gloves on, which is quite safe,” Guillory said after the hearing. “There’s no blood.”
Is there a mad dash to go watch chickens fight each other?