Good news #1
Cockfighting has officially been banned in every state in the U.S.! Louisiana was the last state to pass the ban with a nearly unanimous vote. One House representative with personal ties to cockfighting voted against the ban. Louisiana has a one-year grace period before the ban takes full effect.
Good news #2
As of Thursday, the bald eagle has officially been removed from the endangered species list! The number of mating pairs has rissen from 417 to over 10,000 in the past 40 years.