Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Illegal Cock Fighting

Was on an assignment about illegal cock fighting (The chicken type, not the male private part kind), been looking around for weeks until a friend conveniently says "Hey! I know a place", should had ask around more often. Our lead bring us to the location which some god forsaken place in the middle of no where, we were there quite early and there were people setting up shelters and the fighting ring, there weren't much people the time we arrive, but not long after people are starting to pour in and near the ring there is already a group of people gambling in a game of Sic-Bo (A form of dice game).
What's interesting is the people who actually came with their fighting cocks, some of them treats their bird very well and you can actually see that these guys loves their birds (hmm... sounds wrong there...), while waiting for more contenders to come they keep stroking their cock with a wet sponge or cloth to cool it's body temperature down to make the chicken feel comfortable.
Once there are enough contenders, all owners will bring their bird into the ring and find themselves a worthy opponent or pick a fight, bets and agreements are done in the ring and sealed with a handshake, all done like gentlemen.
After the deal is set, the owners will bring their fighting cock outside the ring where his team will assist him with combat preparations, one man will cool the chicken, while another man attach the cock spur (a long curved spike) on the bird's leg, there is also a standby medic for each team in case their fighter gets injured.
Very blur picture of a cock fight

Tried to take some pictures of the match a few times however got several warnings from some of the people there, best not to try pushing my luck especially when I know that Lady Luck ain't with me. So the best thing for me to do is to watch and experience a few fights then get back to the car and rest since my head is starting to hurt more due to dehydration.
One of the exciting match which I managed to watch lasted only 5 seconds, the 2 cock started the fight by trying to jump on to each other, one managed to do so sending it's spur into the chest of the other cock, it fell instantly and stopped moving... I guess that strike manage to puncture a vital organ. The owner quickly picked up his cock and rushes out the ring where the team is to attempt saving the cock,they had a whole toolbox with medical supplies like stitches, bandages, needles, surgical knifes and syringe are among the things I saw, sadly their efforts seem futile and the bird is no more...

Cock that died after a 5 seconds match

This post just sounds wrong... oh well.

Have A Great Day
Dennis

4 comments:

Linus Linnaeus said...

dumbass code: tough as a nut, hardier than a cockroach,won't die in the sun won't melt in the rain....

i was half on the cockfight and half watching a sickly spider...

Spider looked like he was dying the whole day....hahahahah....before you get your dumbass explorer status dude...better slowly make yourself more more like a cockroach...

=P

Linus

HuonHengChai said...

At least I managed to watch the best fight which you missed.
Muhahahaa

Linus Linnaeus said...

OMG...that's true....
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sob...sob...

=(

Linus

xtreme_paranoid said...

wa...so cruel ma.
heartless people nowadays