Humane Society Crows At Amazon Over Cockfighting

There’s at least one cock fighting in this legal battle: the U.S. Humane Society is threatening to sue Amazon for selling magazines for aficionados of the chicken, the razor and the plume.

The Humane Society claims that Amazon.com’s sale of the magazines Gamecock and The Feathered Warrior violate the federal Animal Welfare Act. Amazon’s telling them to go hump a chicken if they’re so in love with them: this is a first amendment, free speech issue.

We’re with Amazon. “No one respects free speech more than we do, but inciting criminal cockfighting is not protected speech,” claims the Human Society. Well, right, whatever… you should probably start waging campaigns against all those marijuana paraphernalia magazines like ‘Magic Jay Bone Enthusiast’ too. Except that doesn’t fall within your one dimensional political purview, does it?

Humane Society urges Amazon.com to quit selling cockfighting mags [Seattle PI]

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  1. SharkJumper says:

    This reminds me of a PETA campaign in a town near my home. The town of Slaughterville, Oklahoma was asked by PETA to change its name to “Veggieville” because the name Slaughterville conjured up images of “the violent and bloody deaths of terrified chickens, pigs and cows.”

    It apparently didn’t conjure up any research as the town was not, in fact, named for the slaughterhouse industry, but rather a prominent early citizen, James Slaughter. History does not reveal whether he terrified chickens.

  2. Paul D says:

    Christ, I hate single-issue activism.

  3. agent says:

    Well, unlike High Times, cockfighting isn’t exactly a victimless crime. If the National Man-Boy Love Association were to publish a magazine (which in itself wouldn’t be illegal), I doubt Amazon would carry it.

    The Humane Society is absolutely right.

  4. AcidReign says:

    …..If you want to watch a cockfight in Alabama, (or dog fight, which is considered more cool these days…) Just go ask the local sheriff or chief of police. They always know. They might even show up and wager a few bucks. If you ever wanted some images of some creepy folks to haunt your nightmares, this is your ticket!