Zeph (surlygrrrly) wrote in foranimals,
Zeph
surlygrrrly
foranimals

I am disappointed…

It has come to my attention that Amazon.com has been selling animal fighting materials. Some are apparently defending this as a First Amendment right, but such rights are null and void when the activities are illegal. Dog fighting has been banned in all states. Cock fighting is still legal, I believe, in Louisiana and New Mexico, although I thought this was to be changing?

Apparently Amazon, in response to pleas from the Humane Society of the United States, agreed to remove the dog fighting materials from their site, but refuses to remove the cockfighting stuff. Here you can see the materials for yourself.

I assume Amazon’s refusal to remove cock fighting materials is due to the fact that it is still legal in two states. However, it is still illegal to sell such materials to the other 48 states. Amazon can legally sell these items only to New Mexico, Louisiana, and other nations where cock fighting is legal. It is apparent that this is not the case, as there are, on Amazon’s website, testimonials to the “greatness” of the magazines from people all over the U.S.

Who can we contact about this?
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