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Balinese Cock Fight – Final

This is a the final post in the Balinese Cock Fighting series.

Watching the Match

Making a Bet

This is the end result of a match. The loser gets to keep his chicken but he typically cuts off a portion and gives it to the winner.

The End

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Balinese Cock Fight – 3

This is a continuation of the Balinese Cock Fighting series.

Removing the Spur Blade

Cock Fight

Betting

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Balinese Cock Fight – 2

This is a continuation of the Balinese Cock Fighting series I began yesterday.

Cock Fight

Cock Fight

Tying on Spur Blade

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Balinese Cock Fight

Over the next several days I’ll be posting a series of photos from a cock fight in Bali, Indonesia. Technically illegal in Indonesia, cock fighting is still allowed when blood is needed for a temple ceremony. My impression is that this technicality is stretched quite regularly. I never saw any blood collected although I did not stay for the entire event. My guide was in a hurry to get going.

Obviously this sort of thing is not to everyone’s taste and is considered inhumane by some. It is a part of the culture, however, and therefore worth documenting. Prior to going to one of these events, I always assumed it would be the birds fighting that would be the most interesting and exciting part to capture. It turned out that it was the cultural aspect of it – the people and their interactions and reactions – that was more interesting.

Rooster

Cock Fight

Spur Blade

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