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A Colombian cock trainer observes a training cockfight in... News PhotoCock Fighting,Cockerel,Colombia,Horizontal,Human Interest,Instructor,WatchingPhotographer Collection: Moment © 2008 Jan SochorA Colombian cock trainer observes a training cockfight in Villavicencio, Colombia, 17 April 2006. 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. Cocks are specially trained to increase their aggression, stamina and to improve their fighting techniques, basically in the same way like professional athletes are. 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.