WASHINGTON (AP)--The Senate Agriculture Committee voted Nov. 15 to ban the interstate transfer of birds for cockfighting.

The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote. The same bill passed the House last month.

The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the provision as part of its overall farm bill.

Federal law prohibits the shipment across state lines of most animals for fighting purposes, but birds can be shipped to one of the three states where cockfighting is still legal, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Louisiana.

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