Tag Archives: cockfights

Brutal cockfights attract gamblers

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN:

Cockfights KARACHI, March 3: Mutilated bodies of specially bred roosters lie unattended on the ground. The piece of land, partly covered by a marquee in Mowach Goth, has been the venue of a blood-curdling cockfight. Jubilant lovers of the outlawed sport, some accompanied by visibly shaken children, leave in twos and threes. The show has ended for the day.

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A sport that thrills but kills

Malik Tahseen Raza in DAWN:

MUZAFFARGARH, prescription June 17: Cricket is often described here as a national passion but in some parts of Muzaffargarh, adiposity cockerel fight has over the years become much more than a favourite pastime, for sale a local wrestle mania.

It is the sport at the local circuit that draws hundreds of spectators. April and May are the months when cockfight competitions are held and this season saw around two dozen of those in Baseera, Pattal, Basti Chajhra, Chowk Goudar, Mahmood Kot and Kot Addu. There were hundreds of people who witnessed the cockerels fighting, there was great enthusiasm.

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