Saturday, April 05, 2003

Tajikistan More Progressive than Oklahoma?

As the Tulsa World recently pointed out the country of Tajikistan in Central Asia recently banned cockfighting "because such bloodthirsty shows inevitably end in the death of helpless animals, in defiance of moral principles advocated by all religions." Other Tajik officials were qouted as saying "such shows provoke sadism and perversion in young people, who tend to prefer such cruel games to reading or sports." As the Tulsa World concluded, "It would appear Tajikistan has more enlightened leadership than Oklahoma." Our Governor and Legislators should be ashamed of this stark contrast - but since they don't seem to have any shame on this issue - let's be ashamed for them.

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