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The Mind Doesn't Want to Go There

Sujan Sarkar | India

A Cockfight is a blood sport between two cocks held in a ring called a cockpit. This photo story was taken at Raidak , West Bengal, India .Two owners place their gamecock in the cockpit.

A Cockfight is a blood sport between two cocks held in a ring called a cockpit. This photo story was taken at Raidak, West Bengal, India. Two owners place their gamecock in the cockpit. The cocks fight until ultimately one of them dies or is critically injured. Here two cocks are equipped with sharp curved knives which is tied to the leg for increased entertainment value. Specialists are hired to tie two to four inch blade to the bird’s limb. There is no limit for betting and many people even bet their lands. Jishu Munda,12 years old boy said that ”The Cockfight is fully illegal yet the organizers with their social and political clout resort to gruesome violation law.”

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