4th SW Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of Feb. 25, 2008
Animal rights groups are accusing Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez and Hall of Fame hurler Juan Marichal of fowl play after both were shown attending a cockfight in the Dominican Republic in a video posted on YouTube last week.
"Animal fighting has no place whatsoever among those who presume to be role models for youngsters," added [Wayne] Pacelle, [president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States]. "Not in this country, and not elsewhere."
Cockfighting is legal in the Dominican Republic, but illegal in 48 states in the U.S. Louisiana passed a law banning the blood sport that will go into effect in August. New Mexico, the other state where cockfighting is legal, has no pending legislation to ban the sport.
-- Daily News