Skip to comments.Cockfighters reap Year of Rooster bonus in Thailand
Posted on 01/29/2017 9:29:10 PM PST by where's_the_Outrage?
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Prized birds faced off in front of thousands of spectators at a stadium near Thailand's capital on Sunday as celebrations for the Year of the Rooster brought a windfall for some.
Although cockfighting is banned in many countries on grounds of animal cruelty, it is a lucrative business in Thailand as well as a popular pastime. Sunday's top bird sold for over $70,000.
"This year is a very good year for us. It's the year of the golden rooster. The value of the roosters has gone up," said Banchej Changyai, 55, who was running the contest south of Bangkok on the second day of celebrations for the Lunar New Year.
Each fight involves two roosters facing off in a pit. They lurch at each, inflicting damage with beaks and wings.
Each round is 22 minutes long, and there can be up to six rounds depending on the roosters' endurance.
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On the other side it seems to be the nature of the bird. My Brit friend had a pet rooster until the cock tangled with another and was killed.
In before pictures of Carlos Danger, Bill Cosby, or Bill Clinton.
Hillary’s most noted legislative achievement was the prohibition of fighting rooster transport—no allowed transit on the tarmac. May also explain why President Trump doesn’t wave to the press—no flapping allowed.
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