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Oklahoma Lawmaker Eyes Legal Cockfighting

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Eyes Legal Cockfighting

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Eyes Legal Cockfighting

Oklahoma Lawmaker Eyes Legal Cockfighting

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Oklahoma state Sen. Frank Shurden talks about his recent proposal to make non-lethal "electronic" cockfighting legal in Oklahoma. Shurden has actually never been to a cockfight himself, but says the cockfighting industry, banned in 2002, has been good to Oklahoma. Combatants would wear vests, just like those worn by Olympic fencing competitors.