Cock Fighting in Manila, Philippines.
Fighting chickens being prepared for
A razor sharp blade is attached to
the leg of the bird.
The owners make side bets.
The betting starts in earnest.
Bookies and punters gesture to each
other across the cockpit.
The fights are usually swift and deadly.
The referee ensures the loser is dead.
It is bad luck for a winning bird to
die of its wounds after a fight, so they are patched up in a special
chicken hospital at the back of the cockpit.
The loser is ready for the pot.