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Cock Fighting
Cock Fighting
Cockfighting in the Philippines is called "Sabong". It is one of the Philippines' national sport. Legal cockfights are held on cockpits every week. Cockfighting is an org...
A cock is being prepared for match and the knife is placed.
Cocks are given the best of care until near the age of two years old. They are conditioned, much like professional athletes prior to events or shows.
Both fighting cocks are shown to the public. The cock which is llamado gets the higher odds, while the underdog is termed dejado. Basically speaking, there are two type...
Since cockfighting was first introduced in the 16th century by Spanish colonizers, it has become one of the most popular spectator sports in the Philippines. A cockfight ...
Moments before the match starts, each handler grips their rooster and holds it face to face with its foe. Gazing into the eyes of its enemy, each rooster works itself int...
There are 2 kinds of knives used in Philippine cockfighting. The single edge blade (use in derbies) and double edged blades. All knives are attached on the left leg of th...
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Rooster being stitched up by a “cock doctor” after fight. The rooster is undergoing surgery. It might survive and be ready to fight again.
Rooster being stitched up by a “cock doctor” after fight. The rooster is undergoing surgery. It might survive and be ready to fight again.
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Cock farm.
Training time.
Protections gloves.
Jose Andreda is training some of his cocks.
A fighting cock farm
Bettors shout their wagers and flailed arms that carried fingered gestures to bookies. Betting is an important part of cock fighting.
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Expectators watching the roosters getting prepared for fight.
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Rooster being stitched up by a “cock doctor” after fight. The rooster is undergoing surgery. It might survive and be ready to fight again.
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Rooster being stitched up by a “cock doctor” after fight. The rooster is undergoing surgery. It might survive and be ready to fight again.