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A cock fighting rooster seen in a breeding station close to Cucuta, Colombia, 1 May 2006. Cock's comb and wattle are cut off in the age of three months, those body parts would bleed a lot if hit by pecker during the match. Cockfight is a widely popular and legal sporting event in much of Latin America. The fight is usually held in an arena (gallera) with seats for spectators. There is always gambling involved in cockfights. People take advantage of cock's natural, strong will to fight against all males of the same species. Birds are specially bred to increase their aggression and stamina, they are given the best of food and care. The cocks are equipped with tortoise-shell made gaffs tied to the bird's leg. The fight is not intentionally to the death but it may result in the death of cocks very often because birds never stop fighting till they are dead.
A cock fighting rooster seen in a breeding station close to Cucuta, Colombia, 1 May 2006. Cock's comb and wattle are cut off in the age of three months, those body parts would bleed a lot if hit by pecker during the match. Cockfight is a widely popular and legal sporting event in much of Latin America. The fight is usually held in an arena (gallera) with seats for spectators. There is always gambling involved in cockfights. People take advantage of cock's natural, strong will to fight against...
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