Monday, December 29, 2008
The Land of Enchanting Cockfights
I'm chillin in my hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico visiting friends and enjoying lots of chile. Being here reminded me of a story I wanted to share. Last summer, my good friend Adam, who is a journalist for the New York Times, did some stories in my home state. What did he find? Cockfighting. New Mexico has recently become the second to last state in the US(Louisiana being the last holdout) to outlaw cockfighting.
It's funny, the last time I can remember a story about New Mexico in the NY Times - some four years ago - it was a story about...cockfighting. I feel so proud.
Here's the video that goes along with the story. My favorite quote: "A gamecock shows me what an American should be like."