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.