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Cockfighting, a Blood Sport in The Philippines

Cockfighting is a blood sport in which a gamecock armed with razor-sharp knife is pitted against a similarly armed opponent for entertainment or gambling.

Fight is declared a draw after a lapse of ten minutes. But there are instances when before that time the cocks are too physically exhausted because of injuries, but are still eager to fight. The scent of another cock resuscitates a dying cock’s strength. In that situation, the referee brings the cock to alternately peck and shuffle at each other. One of the cocks outlasts the other because the latter is either dead or no longer responds because of serious injury. At the end of a fight most of the losing cock is dead. Some winning cocks survive a battle, but others are also killed, seriously wounded or paralyzed. Dead cocks are brought home for food. The owners can agree if the carcass is an additional winning on top of the money or the loser can keep it.

After the fights the wagers either pay or collect money. Owners or spectators go home with more or less money than what he previously had when he entered the arena. But for all of them, one thing is certain- they enjoyed what they saw. Some people might find the sport violent to animals but it is a way for others to entertain themselves.

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  1. Bella White

    On January 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I am glad is illegal here in my country, this is just wrong…..

  2. iamyna410

    On January 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    nice post.. :) yup, cockfighting is very common in Philippines.. there are also some cases of dogfighting, mostly pitbulls.. not an advocate of these activities.. poor animals.. :(

  3. Stable

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I think it has been banned in the UK for some time. Really interesting article

  4. Guy Hogan

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    As far as I know, cock fighting is outlawed in the United States.

  5. Ruby Hawk

    On January 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    It’s illegal here but cock fights still happen. It’s a horrible business.

  6. Ima Vee

    On January 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    My brother-in-law enjoys cockfights. He goes to cockfights once a month… I don\’t know why they really are enjoying this kind of gamble sport. I just don\’t like it. It\’s too noisy in the arena…

  7. Yovita Siswati

    On January 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    People do this here too. I feel sorry for the cocks, I think people should not do this anymore, but it’s part of the culture.

  8. ladym33

    On January 13, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    It is sad to think that people watch animals harm each other for their entertainment. Very good reporting.

  9. adventures

    On January 14, 2011 at 12:16 am

    This exists in our country too.

  10. LCM Linda

    On January 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

    This entertainment is too fatal and too cruel.

  11. alvinwriter

    On January 14, 2011 at 3:08 am

    “Are you not entertained?” said the cock gladiator. In some parts of the world, cockfighting is part of the culture. At the end of the day, the fallen cocks end up on the dinner table. There should be laws.

  12. crisdiwata

    On January 14, 2011 at 4:16 am

    It should be banned. It’s cruel for the animals and I’m not really into gamble. I don’t see how they’re enjoying this so much.

  13. anndavey650

    On January 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

    It’s illegal in the UK and not something I agree with, but a good informative post nevertheless.

  14. papaleng

    On January 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Banning cockfighting is not the solution, Why not try banning those imported vitamins and supplements, cock breeders invest in..

  15. john smither

    On January 14, 2011 at 7:40 am

    interesting article on this so called sport. Totally against blood sports.

  16. lxdollarsxl

    On January 14, 2011 at 7:45 am

    not what i would call a sport, but guess it will take a long time for it to be stopped if it ever is

  17. AJ Kikay

    On January 14, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’ve seen poor and rich go to the cockfighting arena just for this. Maybe some are just mere onlookers.
    Great article. You should be writing more and share it here!

  18. albert1jemi

    On January 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    nice one

  19. leo604

    On January 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    nice post thanks

  20. Ashwath Komath

    On January 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I was aware that such a sport existed, but i never knew that it was so brutal.

  21. tiffi

    On January 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I think any animal fights should be banned because they are so brutal!!! Great and interesting share! :)

  22. ehna72

    On January 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I think it’s a fowl sport.

  23. Geny

    On February 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  24. Geny

    On February 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Good article,thanks.

  25. FX777222999

    On February 3, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    A customary sport of some Filipinos.

  26. Geny

    On February 8, 2011 at 1:32 am

    thanks for sharing…

  27. joean tenido

    On November 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

    you are all exaggerated.i think its fare because the cocks are given their fair chance to defend theirselves armed with their weapons.and they are purposely bred and designed for this sport.why dont you ask those early american dignified presidents who pioneered this sports.

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