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Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.

Gathered around a bamboo-walled arena, Indonesians in this remote part of Java island seem eager to watch the blood-curdling contests, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting).
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October 17, 2017
A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. Gathered around a bamboo-walled arena, Indonesians in this remote part of Java island seem eager to watch the blood-curdling contests, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting). REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Villagers stand on a bamboo stage to watch a fight contest between dogs and captured wild boars, known...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Villagers stand on a bamboo stage to watch a fight contest between dogs and captured wild boars, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. Not surprisingly, animal rights activist are up in arms against the regular spectacle, which began in the 1960s when wild pig numbers in this area in West Java soared and they were hunted to protect crops. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Dog breeder Agus Badud's dog sits in his cage after he got washed in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Dog breeder Agus Badud's dog sits in his cage after he got washed in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. Badud's dogs participate in fights against captured wild boars in contests, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting). "I take part in this contest to increase the selling price and economic value of my dogs, and it would be useless for me as a breeder if I did not participate in a contest like this," Badud said in his house where he keeps 40 dogs. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Dog breeder Agus Badud's daughter carries a dog to wash him at their house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya,...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Dog breeder Agus Badud's daughter carries a dog to wash him at their house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. Participants told Reuters the fights were a way to preserve a tradition of hunting in the area. There's also a cash prize of up to $2,000 for the winning dog. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A dog-handler cleans blood from his dog which bit a boar in a fight during a contest, known locally as...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A dog-handler cleans blood from his dog which bit a boar in a fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. The fights take place in a 50 ft by 100 ft (15-by-30 metre) arena surrounded by a bamboo fence to protect spectators and only end when one of the animals is injured. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. Participants say the contests test the agility and hunting abilities of the dogs. If a boar survives a fight, once healed it will be returned to the arena to fight another day. If not, it will be butchered and sold for meat. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A dog-handler leans on a dog cage during a fight contest between dogs and captured wild boars, known...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A dog-handler leans on a dog cage during a fight contest between dogs and captured wild boars, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Villagers react as they watch a contest fight between dogs and captured wild boars, known locally as...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Villagers react as they watch a contest fight between dogs and captured wild boars, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Dog breeder Agus Badud's family sit near the cage of their dog during a fight contest between dogs and...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Dog breeder Agus Badud's family sit near the cage of their dog during a fight contest between dogs and captured wild boars, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Dog breeder Agus Badud dries his dog at his house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province,...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Dog breeder Agus Badud dries his dog at his house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Hooves of a wild boar hang for dog training at Agus Badud's house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Hooves of a wild boar hang for dog training at Agus Badud's house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Dog breeder Agus Badud's wife and daughter wash dogs at their house at Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Dog breeder Agus Badud's wife and daughter wash dogs at their house at Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Dog breeder Agus Badud washes his dog at his house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province,...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Dog breeder Agus Badud washes his dog at his house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A woman stands in a field where she is planting beans in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province,...
MAJALAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A woman stands in a field where she is planting beans in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Women share a joke as they walk to a paddy field in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province,...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Women share a joke as they walk to a paddy field in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Women eat their lunch as they take a break from planting beans in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Women eat their lunch as they take a break from planting beans in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A woman buys fruits at a market in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A woman buys fruits at a market in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A street vendor smokes a cigarette as he waits for customers in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A street vendor smokes a cigarette as he waits for customers in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A child holds his ram during a ram fight event in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia....
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A child holds his ram during a ram fight event in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Children play volleyball at an abandoned rice field in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province,...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
Children play volleyball at an abandoned rice field in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A student runs to a classroom after removing his shoes in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province,...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
A student runs to a classroom after removing his shoes in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A Muslim student holds a book in a class at a school in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province,...
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A Muslim student holds a book in a class at a school in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
High-school students ride motorcycles after finishing classes at school in Cikawao village of Majalaya,...
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The Wider Image: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
High-school students ride motorcycles after finishing classes at school in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
A young man and woman play with their smartphones in a corner where they are able to get signal in Cikawao...
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A young man and woman play with their smartphones in a corner where they are able to get signal in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Women plant onion in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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Women plant onion in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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October 17, 2017
Entin (L) holds her son as she shares some family time with her husband in Cikawao village of Majalaya,...
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Entin (L) holds her son as she shares some family time with her husband in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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