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Cockfighting

A federal court in Louisiana dismissed Holy Fight Ministries’ suit challenging the state’s cockfighting ban. The group claimed cockfighting is an “essential part of their religious faith,” but the court ruled a “religious belief — no matter how sincerely held — does not act as an absolute shield against generally applicable laws.”

BATON ROUGE — A federal court in Louisiana dismissed a challenge of the state’s cockfighting ban. Holy Fight Ministries claimed cockfighting is an “essential part of their religious faith,” but the court ruled a “religious belief — no matter how sincerely held — does not act as an absolute shield against generally applicable laws.”

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