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go cockers! I'd/a happily join/ed as a plaintiff too. and, um, why do the last couple lines talk about the "Humane" Society and them being "represented"? I haven't seen anything referring to them as parties and of course they'd like it thrown out so they can just keep acting like neo-nazi pseudo animal cops raising money with inflammatory verbiage and raiding peoples' property like some sort of new dog gestapo.

Cockfighting fans battle federal ban, file lawsuit in Ohio

April 3, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A group trying to legalize cockfighting and other types of animal fighting has filed a federal lawsuit in Columbus.

American Game Fowl Society president Anthony Saville and five other plaintiffs are suing the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Justice.

Robert Aaron Miller of New Lexington in Perry County in central Ohio filed the suit. The plaintiffs argue that the federal law against animal fighting is unconstitutional.

The Animal Welfare Act was updated last year to make animal fighting a felony. The changes also made it illegal to cross state lines to fight animals or to advertise fights.

Former Ohio attorney general Jim Petro represents the Humane Society of the United States.

He says the society wants to see the lawsuit thrown out.