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The Daily Show Discovers Chicken Boxing in La. (VIDEO)

The Louisiana legislature was in a fowl mood this session, earning two state senators a spot on The Daily Show Thursday night. Jon Stewart dispatched correspondent Al Madrigal to Louisiana to discover the subtleties of chicken boxing with State Sen. Elbert Guillory. New Orleans-based State Sen. J.P. Morrell also got some air time as a result of his authorship of a bill that expands the state's cockfighting ban. Video:

Further Fowl Protected in New Cockfighting Bill

Cockfighting will likely carry stiffer penalties as a result of bill passed Tuesday by the Louisiana Senate. The proposal by Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans) adds more banned birds to the cockfighting category, and makes it illegal to own paraphernalia used in the outlawed bloodsport. SB 523 passed the Senate 34-4 clearing the way for the bill to head to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk.

Hens Up for Adoption After Cockfighting Bust

The hens used in a cockfighting operation in New Orleans East are up for adoption, according to the LASPCA. There were 450 roosters taken Wednesday, August 14, from Trinh Tran’s New Orleans East home. 

Fowl Play: 450 Roosters Seized as LASPCA Discovers Cockfighting Operation

Updated 10 p.m.

New Orleanians have become accustomed to living with chickens, but not the kind that Trinh Tran had at his New Orleans East home. Authorities seized more than 500 roosters and other birds bred for cockfighting on Wednesday in an action that the Louisiana SPCA is calling the largest single action in its 125 year history.

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