I got invited to a cock fight; should I go?

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I got invited to a cock fight; should I go?

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Basically, was at one of those places where they keep the fighting cock in a cage on the side of the road where people come by to place their bets, and after talking to the guy a bit, he said I could come along and take pics. I think he was first concerned that I was part of an NGO or something and said foreigners can't show up, LoL.

Should I take him up on his offer and check it out some weekend?
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And I first thought this was going to take place in your bedroom lol

Hell I for one don't agree with it, think it is cruel. But it's one of those things you'd get to see in person. I've seen and done somethings I don't agree with just so I can say I personally experienced it.
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Depends... how big it your cock? Do you think it can win?
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That sounds awesome. I'd totally do it.
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I am the champ when it comes to this sport. Put me in a cage and watch me kick ass.
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While I don't agree with it I have been to one. It is an experience but not one I would like to see again.
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General Mackevili wrote:Basically, was at one of those places where they keep the fighting cock in a cage on the side of the road where people come by to place their bets, and after talking to the guy a bit, he said I could come along and take pics. I think he was first concerned that I was part of an NGO or something and said foreigners can't show up, LoL.

Should I take him up on his offer and check it out some weekend?
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been once, its bloody and not very enjoyable but interesting to see how they locals really love it
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Post by sanjuro »

Definitely go.
Think of it as a chicken being allowed a more gladitorial life rather than one in an industrial chicken farm.
Pretty sure they use one spike per cock.
Saw it in Manila in a nice small indoor arena, complete with electronic banners---those could be over in a minute or 15!
Hell, some of these cocks get their damn portraits painted!
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I think I'll go, and report back..

Reminds me of when I was in Spain and we decided to see the bull fighting. Don't support it, but might as well check it out for the experience. :(

Besides, I haven't done anything cultural in a while. :dm:
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