Feathers Fly and Blood Flows in the Popular Sport of Cockfighting

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A Colombian trainer prepares a cock for the match in Bogota, Colombia... ニュース写真お祝い,もがく,アメリカ合州国,アート カルチャー エンターテイメント,インストラクター,オスのひな鳥,カラフル,カラー画像,コックピット,コロンビア,スタジアム,スポーツ,パフォーマンス,ヒューマンインタレスト,ボゴタ,ラテンアメリカ,人物,全身,出来事,動き,動物,動物保護,南アメリカ,対戦試合,尖っている,強さ,強靭性,成功,戦う,攻撃的,文化,明るい色,曲線,横長,死,残酷,残酷なスポーツ,準備,犯罪,町,耐久力,賭け事,速さ,都市,闘鶏Photographer Collection: LatinContent Editorial 2006 Jan SochorBOGOTA, COLOMBIA - APRIL 07: A Colombian trainer prepares a cock for the match in Bogota, Colombia on April 07, 2006. Cockfight is a widely popular and legal sporting event in much of Latin America. The fight is usually held in an arena (gallera in spanish) with seats for spectators. There is always gambling involved in cockfights. People take advantage of cock's natural, strong will to fight against all males of the same species. Birds are specially bred to increase their aggression and stamina, they are given the best of food and care. The cocks are equipped with tortoise-shell made gaffs tied to the bird's leg. The fight is not intentionally to the death but it may result in the death of cocks very often. (Photo by Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images)