...Hawaii, is one of the five best states to be an animal abuser. Now some local politicians want to pass a resolution calling the barbaric, illegal act of cockfighting a "cultural activity" and a "long and cherished tradition."
It's not surprising. As I've written before, the Aloha State has little aloha for animals. Cockfighting is technically illegal, but happens all the time. It's not uncommon to see T-shirts and bumper stickers celebrating the grisly bloodsport. And it isn't as if politicians haven't tried to woo the animal abuser vote before. For instance, one state representative, Rida Cabanilla, introduced resolutions in the 2008 legislative session asking the United Nations to “officially commemorate cockfighting as a global sport.”