The Human Society of the United States is threatening Amazon.com with a lawsuit for selling The Gamecock and The Feathered Warrior, two magazines about cockfighting. The Gamecock is currently ranked #172 in Amazon's magazine sales ranking while Feathered Warrior is at #2,207. From the Associated Press:
The Washington D.C.-based (Humane Society) argues that Internet sales of the magazines violate the federal Animal Welfare Act, which bars use of mail or other means of interstate commerce to promote animal fighting, unless it's performed outside the United States.
"That's their claim, and we don't agree with their claim, so we're going to continue to make these titles available," Amazon.com spokeswoman Patty Smith said Tuesday afternoon. "It's up to the customer to determine what they feel is appropriate for them to purchase."