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Sabong: Some Facts About Cockfighting in the Philippines

Sabong: Some Facts About Cockfighting in the Philippines

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You are in the right place if you stumbled into this site looking for facts about cockfighting in the Philippines. Pinoyfoodsecurity.com covers agriculture and poultry, and since Sabong uses fighting roosters, we thought we could explain it further here. What is Sabong? Sabong (Tagalog, Filipino), also known as cockfighting, is a traditional bloodsport where two gamecocks, often specially bred and trained for fighting, are placed in a ring or cockpit to engage in a fight. It is called "Bulang" in Hiligaynon-speaking provinces, especially in Negros, where the capital Bacolod City is home to the most popular gamefowl breeds and breeders. In Sabong, the birds are equipped with sharp metal spurs on their legs, and the objective is for one to defeat or kill the other. The sport...