Cock Fighting Ubud Bali  

Cock Fighting Ubud Bali: ' A cock is as good in the pan as it is in the ring'  The sweat runs down my back and the jeering crowd throw bottles at me, objecting to my presence in the pit, I turn the camera on them to see how they object to that... they did. Luckily the organiser grabbed my arm and mouthed shhhh. The handlers parade birds in front of the jeering crowds ruffling feathers to rile the cocks into a more aggressive state. Each bird has a sharpened metal spur to inflict bloodshed and ensure the ritual/animal sacrifice or 'tabuh rah' 'pouring of blood' occurs. Without this the fight would have no religious purpose and be considered gambling.