Bird sports - Cock fight

Spicy By Spicy, 28th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Two owners place their game cock in the cockpit. The "cocks" fight until ultimately one of them dies or is critically injured.History of cock fight. It is now become a big entertainment with huge betting at cost of live of innocent hen.

COCK FIGHT

Historically, this was in a cockpit, a term which was also used in the 16th century to mean a place of entertainment activity. The birds are equipped with either metal spurs or knives, tied to the leg in the area where the bird's natural spur has been partially removed. A cockspur is a bracelet with a curved, sharp spike which is attached to the leg of the bird. The spikes typically range in length from "short spurs" of just over an inch to long spurs almost two and a half inches long. There it is mostly fought naked heel and either three rounds of twenty minutes with a gap of again twenty minutes or four rounds of fifteen minutes each and a gap of fifteen minutes between them.


The winner is decided after three or four rounds. People watch with intense interest surrounding the cocks. The sport has gradually become a gambling sport.
Lakhs of rupees are spend on cock fight betting’s, these are not normal cocks ,these are born, bough up and trained cocks, which can cost from Rs 5,000-50,000($130 - $1,100). People are fond of keeping fighting cock breed. These cocks are noted being tall, heavy and good at fighting. Betting is illegal, but police often turn a blind eye towards it

The cockfighting in the Philippines is called "Sabong". There are illegal and legal cockfights. Legal cockfights are held on cockpits every week. Illegal cockfights, called "tupada" or "tigbakay", are held in secluded cockpits where the authorities would not be able to operate raids. In both kind of cockfights, knives or "gaffs" are used. There are two kinds of knives used in Philippine cockfighting. The single edge blade and double edged blades, lengths of knives also vary. All knives are attached on the left leg of the cock. But depending on the agreement between owners, blades can be attached on the right leg, or even on both legs. "Sabong" and illegal "tupada", are judged by a referee called "sentensyador" or "koyme", whose verdict is final and not subject to any appeal.

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Betting, Entertainment, Fighting, Game, History, Sports

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author avatar Spicy
28th Jun 2011 (#)

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author avatar Candance
30th Jul 2011 (#)

----[ w w w -( upsfashion )- c o m ]I personally feel that the site is very good, there are many things we need, so I want to share with everyone. I believe you will like it.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
2nd Jul 2011 (#)

I know some people find cock fighting entertaining but I do not consider it anything other than cruel entertainment.
Thanks for sharing this with use on Wikinut.

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author avatar Spicy
9th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Mark Gordon Brown, as you are saying this culture is very cruel, playing with their lives and enjoying is not good.

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author avatar Asghar Khan
2nd Jul 2011 (#)

I am not an enthusiast of cock fights, but I know people do enjoy it. Everyone has an opinion on this. I personally would ban this as I think it is a cruel act with innocent creature just for the sake of fun. Thanks for sharing, spicy !

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author avatar Spicy
9th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Asghar Khan, I agree with you. It is banned in so many countries, but it is still continuing.

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author avatar ppruel
3rd Jul 2011 (#)

In Philippines cock fighting is really considered as gambling sport. Thanks for sharing this and welcome to Wikinut. Just enjoy your stay and keep posting...

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author avatar Spicy
9th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you PPruel , It is gambling game, so many people are lost their land and other properties due to this bad entertainment.

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author avatar aimera
9th Jul 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing, Spicy. I came from a country where cock fighting is considered to be a masculine sport. But, I'd rather watch boxing.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Jul 2011 (#)

Cock fighting is illegal in the United States but illegal fights take place all over the country. It is unimaginably cruel. Welcome to wikinut Spicy. Thankls for your share.

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author avatar Alicia Badilla
13th Oct 2011 (#)

I wonder how to get the spam comments removed? I have a lot of the above type comments on articles I have written for wikinut. They need to give us editing power to remove comments as writers on wiki,!

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author avatar Kauaiian
8th Mar 2012 (#)

Love cockfighting,why ruin something that has been started many many years ago by kings and queens,its perfectly legal to abort a child and not give him/her a chance to live, and its perfectly legal for butchery's to chop thier heads off and let them run around till they die so we can eat them.????

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