Underground Chicken Fighting

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Dates: Sometime between June – July

T

he gallery above happened on my second trip to the Dominican Republic. What you are looking at is a very popular sport in the Dominican Republic, an underground “chicken fight”. Definitely not for the faint of heart – the fights between the chicken usually ends in either one of the chickens dying or severely injured. The local men absolutely love it.

I should note that the locals don’t do this for fun though; there is big money involved. It’s one of the biggest betting competition in the country. Almost everyone you see in the photos above picked a winner and placed a bet. If you assumed there is a lot of yelling and screaming in the pictures… you are CORRECT!

This particular underground event happened about 45 minutes away from the city of Sosua, where I was staying. A small town known as Jolosako.

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  • Frank says:

    Woah looks like you were in the middle of nowhere.

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  • Oliver says:

    Just as bad as dog fighting in my humble opinion.

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  • Tata says:

    Looks really remote, how did you get there?

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    • Joel says:

      Believe it or not, I went there via an old motorbike on a very dangerous road – the most dangerous thing I have ever done in the Dominican Republic. I did not know the road was so bad, my local friend told me “all would be well.” -_- Thank God it was though!

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  • Edward says:

    Very interesting.

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  • Guest says:

    How much to get in or was it free?

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    • Joel says:

      It cost me 1000 pesos to get a seat.

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  • Guest says:

    Fascinating culture.

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  • Arnold says:

    I want to see footage, did you film this?

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