LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - A group of demonstrators gathered to protest a provision of the new farm bill in London Monday.
The protestors say they are unhappy with a portion of the bill that would make it a federal crime to attend an animal fight, or to bring a child under 16 to one.
They say the bill takes away their rights.
"It's up to us to protect the game foul community," said Craig Davis, President of the United Game Breeders Association. "We will not stand idly by and let this injustice happen to the Kentucky citizens or the citizens of any state."
Cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states, but is currently only a misdemeanor offense in Kentucky.