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  kaanchon kai (cock fighting)

 

Thailand

Kaanchon kai (cock fighting) is the name of a brutal blood sport that, although illegal, banned or restricted in most countries, is still widely practiced in Thailand, as well as in many other countries of Southeast Asia.

 

The cocks are pitted against each other and bets are made.

 

  kaanchon kai (cock fighting)

 

  kaanchon kai (cock fighting)

 

Often the birds are injected with stimulants to heighten their aggression and when a bird is down and wounded during a fight, it is re-pitted until it is incapable of being revived and a winner can be declared.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS.