Puerto Rico moves to save legal cockfights


In this Friday, July 6 2012 photo, people wait to register their gamecocks before the start of fight night at Las Palmas, a government-sponsored cockfighting club in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The island territory’s government is battling to keep the blood sport alive, as many matches go underground to avoid fees and admission charges levied by official clubs. Although long in place, those costs have since become overly burdensome for some as the island endures a fourth year of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)Each man clutched a wriggling knapsack and stood in line, anxious to have every gamecock weighed and outfitted with spurs for a match at one of Puerto Rico's largest cockfighting clubs.