Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ໄກ່ຕີ Cock fighting in Laos

A video profile by the Lao Cinema Department about cock fighting (ໄກ່ຕີ gai dtee).
Video Credit:  LaoFilm LaoCinema via Youtube on May 27, 2012

In Laos, cock fighting is an old past time where men raise and sell roosters, as well as, make wagers in cock fights.

While the video doesn't discuss the morality of using animals in a combative sport environment, it does profile the role that this past time plays in the lives of those who are involved in it and how it contributes to part-time income.

Indeed in Laos, even today, you can still find places where cock fighting goes on regularly.  However, just like any gambling activity, it is played by only minority of people.

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