Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Pelea de Gallos

On Sunday I went to a palenque (cockfighting arena) to see my first ever cockfight. It was pretty interesting. I shot video:

video

The cocks have super-sharp blades strapped to one of their legs, and they go at each other, usually to the death. Bets are placed before each match, with the odds being made according to the weight and possibly the breed/pedigree of each rooster.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great little film there...

seriously though, well edited.
just a disturbing tradition.

-Amber