Friday, January 04, 2008
SAN JUAN — A ban on bird imports to Puerto Rico has forced the cancellation of more than 100 cockfights, dealing a blow to a lucrative industry in the U.S. territory, an official said Friday.Puerto Rico halted all bird imports Thursday after a rare outbreak of avian flu in nearby Dominican Republic, where authorities killed more than 100 chickens, including fighting roosters that tested positive for the lethal virus.The cancellation of the fights could cost the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue from people who come to watch or enter their birds, said Carlos Quinones, the cockfighting director for the island's sports and recreation department.Newsvine - Puerto Rico Forced to Cancel Cockfights
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