Underground Chicken Fighting
Dates: Sometime between June – July
The 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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