Cockfight Mag Forced Off

Humane Society sued, said publication boosted illegal sport
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 6:32 PM CDT
Cockfight Mag Forced Off
Gamecock Magazine   (

In a victory for the Humane Society, the publisher of The Gamecock has agreed to stop selling its publication on The anti-animal cruelty group had sued Amazon to remove the magazine—which it says promote cockfighting—from its site, charging the online retailer with violating federal law, the AP reports. The publisher says it settled to remove itself from the suit and promised “to be more vigilant in its content.”

But Amazon will continue to sell The Feathered Warrior, which has a different publisher. The online retailer calls the lawsuit censorship, despite a federal ban on the violent sport and new felony-level penalties for encouraging it. (More stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.