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Indonesian Villages Pit Dogs Against Wild Boars In The Arena

MAJALENGKA, WEST JAVA, INDONESIA - AUGUST 18: A wild boar is seen during a contest on August 18, 2019 in Majalengka, West Java province, Indonesia. In the remote parts of Indonesia’s West Java province, hunting dogs are released into a bamboo-walled arena to fight against wild boars as a way to preserve a tradition of hunting in the area and test the agility of the dogs. Also known as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), the popular sport takes place in illegal pits despite campaigns by animal rights activists to stop the practice. Dog owners pay between 600,000 to 2 million rupiah (40USD to 150USD) to enter the fights, depending on the size of their dog, and can receive up to 20 million rupiah (1,500USD) for the winning dog. The spectacle began in the 1960s when the number wild pig soared in West Java soared and takes place in a 15-by-30 metre arena surrounded by a bamboo fence as the fights ends only when one of the animals is injured. Locally known as 'Terkams or Pitkams’, the hunting dogs are usually a mix of bull terrier or pit bull, and bred by enthusiasts who have defended the practice, as the traditional sport also provide dog owners a source of income. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Indonesian Villages Pit Dogs Against Wild Boars In The Arena

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Credits:
Ulet Ifansasti / Freelancer
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1163005927
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Getty Images News
Gemaakt op:
18 augustus 2019
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Getty Images AsiaPac
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