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Who Wanna Cock Fight?

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For those who do not know Cockfighting in the Philippines, it is bigger than Football or Baseball in the United States. It is a national pastime here. There are local fight arenas and then if you can afford to enter there are Provincial competitions, and then you have the big leagues. The National Competitions where you can win millions of pesos. It is equal to the Superbowl.

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The information posted in this article contained general information and is based on Philippine Culture. Any content provided by yours truly is not intended to harm nor malign any culture, belief, religion, ethnic group, organization, anything, or anyone. Thank you.

Cockfighting

A blood sport in which chickens (roosters/cocks) are put in a ring and compelled to battle to the demise for the delight of viewers.

These silly chickens from my neighbors are enjoying their tour around my yard. It has been days and weeks lol. I am no sure what they want. I don't own enough rice. Maybe they think my yard is a chicken tourist spot. Have fun with that!

Anyway, they remind me of a story when my husband (American) first visited the farmland here somewhere in my town (Northern Philippines).

As an expat in the Philippines, he had never been to a cockfight, but he was curious to attend at least once. This game is known here as "sabong." My uncle had lots of cockfighting roosters around his yard. Maybe a dozen or more. So my uncle invited my husband to join them one Saturday afternoon and he will have one of his own cockfighting roosters in the competition. Yes, it is legal here.

In the United States, I know this is not only illegal, but very frowned upon. Just as much as pitbull fights. The thought is that it is cruelty to animals and he admitted he kind of saw it that way too but has no strong emotions about it.

The other side of this is breeding as a business. People make big money breeding and spend big money on special foods and supplements as well as training of the birds. Often the birds are purchased from the United States like Kentucky.

The birds then breed, if you have one that has many victories and you breed it you can make huge amounts of money off of it.

So, on that Saturday, my husband attended the cockfight and saw what this was all about. He was amused. I think if I am not mistaken, my uncle won Php 50,000 pesos ($1000 USD) that game.

Presently, with the fast improvement of innovation, there are distinctive online stages for e-sabong (online cockfighting) where online transmissions of battles are led. You can likewise put down a bet. Due to the Covid scourge, it is difficult to go to watch the cockfights live, so cockfight gamers are left with online platforms.

Let me end this post with a freestyle cockfighting poem. Here we go!

Cockfight
(Freestyle Poem by Bloghound)

Because I could not lay for a cockfight...
It did kindly lay for me...
Does the cockfight make you shiver?
does it?

A clash, however hard it tries...
Will always be real...
A clash is tangible, a clash is serious...
A clash is insubstantial, however...

All that is discriminatory is not spectator...
Spectator, by all account, is unprejudiced...
Never forget the discriminatory and non-racist spectator...

Don't believe that the prizefight is little?
The prizefight is big beyond belief...
Never forget the gravid and full-grown prizefight...

And I am a member of: #ClubBrokeBCH

lol.

I lost the fight.

Good evening/morning, lovely people in the house. Well, we've made it to Wednesday. Round of applause for everyone. Play nice with others today, no biting, no fighting, get stuff done, and slide into the evening with a sense of fulfillment and bliss. See yah around.

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August 18, 2021

9:01 pm

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