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10 pictures of cockfights from all over the world, 1100’s-2000’s

May 12, 2011 By Abraham

Mid 12th century, Bayon Temple in Cambodia

Unknown Date, Japan

1759, England

1785, England

1897, United States


1900, The Phillipines


1847, set in Italy, painted in France, in the Greek Revival style

1937, Puerto Rico


Unknown Date, The Philippines


2009, Thailand



  1. Ross says:

    Most of the world is probably still fairly ambivalent about genocide let alone gallinicide. Someday we’ll get there.

  2. sarah says:

    My only comment, or question rather, is, why are those people in the 1847 painting sitting so close to the fighting cocks, and why are they nude? I’ve never, nor ever plan to, attend a cock fight, but I imagine that I would, first want to wear clothing, and second not want to sit that close. Just curious.

  3. David Paul Regier says:

    I used to have students in my Bible class that had cockfighting pictures plastered all over their notebooks. It was legal in the next state over, and they’d go on weekends (or so they told me).

  4. John says:

    “I’m proud of you fellas. You all kept your head on a swivel, and that’s what you gotta do when you find yourself in a vicious cock fight.”

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