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Dogs and boars fight to the death in brutal Indonesian sport *GRAPHIC CONTENT*

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by Vicki, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    **WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT**


    Dogs and boars fight to the death in brutal Indonesian sport that campaigners are calling to ban but locals say is part of their traditions

    Despite complaints from animal rights activists, the boar versus dog spectacles are still thriving in West Java
    They are held in a bamboo-walled arena as Indonesian villagers look on and cheer during the bloody contest
    Locals say it is a way to preserve the tradition of hunting - and there is a cash prize of up to £1,500 for winner
    But an activist in the area said it is a 'criminal act against animals' and must be stopped because it 'is not right'

    **WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT**

    By Iain Burns For Mailonline and Reuters
    Published: 04:19 EDT, 18 October 2017 | Updated: 06:24 EDT, 18 October 2017

    Though animal rights activists might protest, staged fights between ferocious dogs and deadly wild boars continue to draw delighted spectators in rural Indonesia.

    Gathered around a bamboo-walled arena, villagers in this remote part of Java are eager to watch the blood-curdling contests, known locally as 'adu bagong' - boar fighting.

    Participants say the fights were a way to preserve a tradition of hunting in the area.

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    Pig versus Pooch: If a boar survives a battle, once healed it will be returned to the arena to fight another day. If not, it will be butchered and sold for meat. Participants say the fights test the agility and hunting abilities of the dogs. And winning dogs can bring in a prize of up to £1,500. Pictured: A wild boar locked in mortal combat with a dog in the 50 ft by 100 ft muddy arena surrounded by bamboo

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    Tradition: Though animal rights activists might protest, staged fights between ferocious dogs and deadly wild boars continue to draw delighted spectators in rural Indonesia. Dog owners pay anywhere from 200,000 rupiah to 2 million rupiah (£11 to £111) to enter the fights, depending on the size of their dog. Pictured: A spectacular encounter between a dog and boar Cikawao village, Majalaya, which is in West Java

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    Knockout: A wild boar sends a dog flying backwards in the muddy arena. Dog breeder Agus Badud says the tradition gives people a source of income. 'I take part in this contest to increase the selling price and economic value of my dogs, and it would be useless for me as a breeder if I did not participate in a contest like this,' Badud said in his house, where he keeps 40 dogs


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    Tense: Gathered around a bamboo-walled arena, villagers in this remote part of Java are eager to watch the blood-curdling contests, known locally as 'adu bagong' - boar fighting

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    Gore: A dog-handler cleans blood from his dog after it bit a boar in a fight. Not surprisingly, animal rights activists are up in arms against the regular spectacle, which began in the 1960s when wild pig numbers in this area of West Java soared and they were hunted to protect crops

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    Rub-down: Agus Badud dries one of his dogs at his house in Cibiuk village. 'It is a criminal act against animals,' said Indonesian animal rights activist Marison Guciano. 'The government and NGOs should go to the field to stop this event and educate the people that dog fighting is not right'

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    Trophy: Hooves of a wild boar hang for dog training at Agus Badud's house. 'It used to be very simple, not like now when the dogs are trained,' said Nur Hadi, head of Hiparu, a group of hunting dog enthusiasts that takes part in the fights

    There's also a cash prize of up to $2,000 (£1,500) for the winning dog.

    Not surprisingly, animal rights activists are up in arms against the regular spectacle, which began in the 1960s when wild pig numbers in this area of West Java soared and they were hunted to protect crops.
    'It used to be very simple, not like now when the dogs are trained,' said Nur Hadi, head of Hiparu, a group of hunting dog enthusiasts that takes part in the fights.
    'From there it's been handed down and has even become part of tradition and culture,' Hadi added.

    He defends the practice against criticism from animal rights groups, who say it should be banned.

    'It is a criminal act against animals,' said Indonesian animal rights activist Marison Guciano.

    'The government and NGOs should go to the field to stop this event and educate the people that dog fighting is not right.'

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    Family affair: Dog breeder Agus Badud sits near the cage of his dog with his children and wife. The fights take place in a 50 ft by 100 ft arena surrounded by a bamboo fence to protect spectators, and only end when one of the animals is injured.

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    Gladiators: Villagers look down as two of the animals engage in a vicious fight inside the West Javan arena

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    Pictured: Dog breeder Agus Badud washes one of his dogs at his house in West Java, Indonesia. Behind him is another of his dogs

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    Preparing for battle: A dog-handler leans on a cage outside the arena. Animal rights activists say the blood sport should be stopped and the people who enjoy it educated

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    Fun for all the family: Dog breeder Agus Badud's daughter carries one of the dogs to wash him at their house

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    Clean: Agus Badud's wife and daughter wash the dogs at their house. Badud says the tradition gives local people a source of income as well as providing entertainment
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    Caged: The dogs are kept in small holdings before and after their performances. Staged fights between ferocious dogs and deadly wild boars continue to draw delighted spectators in rural Indonesia



    Caged: The dogs are kept in small holdings before and after their performances. Staged fights between ferocious dogs and deadly wild boars continue to draw delighted spectators in rural Indonesia


    The fights take place in a 50 ft by 100 ft arena surrounded by a bamboo fence to protect spectators, and only end when one of the animals is injured.

    Participants say the fights test the agility and hunting abilities of the dogs. If a boar survives a battle, once healed it will be returned to the arena to fight another day. If not, it will be butchered and sold for meat.

    Dog breeder Agus Badud says the tradition also gives people a source of income.

    'I take part in this contest to increase the selling price and economic value of my dogs, and it would be useless for me as a breeder if I did not participate in a contest like this,' Badud said in his house, where he keeps 40 dogs.

    Dog owners pay anywhere from 200,000 rupiah to 2 million rupiah (£11 to £111) to enter the fights, depending on the size of their dog.

    GRAPHIC VIDEO AT SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4991752/Villagers-cheer-dogs-fight-wild-boars-death.html
     
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Is that chick smoking a joint?? LOL!!
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  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

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    How sad that they do this for a source of income.
     
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  4. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I didn't even read all this, but okay culture thing, whatever. ....not that I agree with this "sport" at all. But why can't these guys at least put protection vests on their dogs like hunters here in the states do? I guess for the same reason they allow this to go on and find it entertaining. So sad.
     
  5. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    The vests here are worn to protect the dogs while hunting.
    There it's a staged fight, dog against hog.
     
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  6. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Is it just me or is the one a Bull Terrier?
     
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  7. I support it 100% and we should do it here in America. I'd do it. Anybody else want to?
     
  8. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I fully support working dogs who hunt with their owners wearing protective gear, etc. and what not but no, I woudn't want to do something like this nor do I think it's fair to the dog.
     
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  9. How isn't it fair to the dogs?
     
  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Dogs fight to the death. It seems self explanatory.
     
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  11. For the most part it's a dogs choice to engage with what ever it does. You can't force them to do anything. You can put them in a situation were they have a choice. And that's it. What they do they do willingly.
     
  12. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I still wish they'd at least put the vests on them, even if it is just to protect an investment.

    Not sure the dogs really have a choice. Like Vicki said, it's a staged fight, it's not like the two animals just meet happen-stance in the wild and decided to fight to the death. Not saying that wouldn't or couldn't happen, but I have a feeling the instances would be far more rare.
     
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  13. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    I'm on the fence with this particular sport of sorts. Dog on dog is one thing, 2 willing participants. Dog on hog in a wild setting is hunting to catch them then the owner or hunter kills the boar and is usually done under fair chase conditions but in the setting shown, in my mind anyways, it's kind of cruel. 1 is a willing participant, the other is an animal that just wishes to be left alone. 1 is fighting for the enjoyment of fighting and the other is fighting for its life or self preservation. I'm all for hog hunting etc but this is a little different. I don't see much benefit to the dog or the hog in this particular situation other than maiming animals. To each their own though...
     
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  15. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

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  16. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    I don't understand this argument, I hear it about dogfighting, too, "the dog loves it, he wants to do it, he chose to". Dogs choose to do all kinds of things, many of them stupid, and as humane owners, we step in and stop them to keep them from harms they don't understand and can't forsee.

    Most dogs would happily choose to chase a squirrel into a highway, or to eat a pile of chicken bones, but we stop them because we can see the consequences would be harmful to the dog. We override all kinds of natural dog instincts because letting a dog hurt itself just because it wants to in that moment of excitement is inhumane. And to deliberately put them in that situation for our own entertainment, to set up a scene of cruelty and pain because it amuses us, that is just fucked up.

    End of rant, sorry.
    -MN
     
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  17. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I was raised a hunter and believe in fair game, this isn't it.
     
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  18. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I guess if you don't know or don't believe in fair game.
     
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  19. GK1

    GK1 Puppy

    Some sturdy looking dogs. The German Shepherd looks to be from show lines...and also caught up in that primitive racket.
     
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  20. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Yes, I will buy good food, take time to train, take to Vet. When ill and then take and let my dog get maimed or killed so I can be entertained and make money...NO WAY!
     

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