Cockfight : News Photo

Cockfight

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A fighting cock in the cage before the beginning of the match in the arena of San Miguel, Bogota, Colombia, 7 April 2006. Cockfight breeders usually cut their cock's feather off to create different shapes and so to make the birds visually attractive. 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.
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A fighting cock in the cage before the beginning of the match in the arena of San Miguel, Bogota, Colombia, 7 April 2006. Cockfight breeders usually cut their cock's feather off to create different shapes and so to make the birds visually attractive. 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.
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November 21, 2012
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A fighting cock in the cage before the beginning of the match in the... News Photo 156969379Beginnings,Bogota,Cage,Cockerel,Colombia,Fighting,Horizontal,Human Interest,Match - Sport,San Miguel,StadiumPhotographer Collection: Moment � 2006 Jan SochorA fighting cock in the cage before the beginning of the match in the arena of San Miguel, Bogota, Colombia, 7 April 2006. Cockfight breeders usually cut their cock's feather off to create different shapes and so to make the birds visually attractive. 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.