In a remote area of Java in Indonesia, crowds still gather around a makeshift arena lined with a bamboo wall to watch dogs fight wild boar to the death. Participants in the village claim the blood-curdling “sport” known as “adu bagong” or boar fighting, is important to preserving their tradition for hunting.
According to Reuters, the bloody battles using dogs began in the 1960s when wild boars invaded the area and were hunted by dogs to help farmers protect their crops. Since then the fighting has become more of a disgusting sport with the winner earning a grand prize of $2,000.
“The vicious and exploitative fighting of dogs and wild boars in Indonesia is a disturbing spectacle that must be condemned. Watching animals savagely fight each other must never be considered entertainment, nor excused as culture. Not only is it extreme animal cruelty, but it debases us as humans to promote such barbarity as fun. Any tradition that requires a sentient being to become a victim of violence should be consigned to the history books.”
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