The history of cockfighting is an intricate one. This is because cockfighting originated in Southeast Asia. The early craze was centered on a game called cock, which was used by the Asian people as a source of food and also as a source of income. The cockfighting history can be traced back to Thailand in the early 19th century. At this time, the people used the game cock as a sign of good luck and fortune. Since then cockfighting has evolved as a sport that involves many countries
Cockfighting in London, England, c. 1800. A famous cockfighting stadium was built by Col. Richard Bailes. The first major cockfight was held in the rebuilt Old Guildhall, today the main public library in central London. The ban on cockfighting was slowly overturned, but the sport itself lived on, with some variations being brought to the United States and parts of Europe.
If you visit China, you will see the cockfighting activities taking place there. In Manila, cockfighting is legal in many locales. The cockfighting promoters are particularly keen to attract tourists as there is a large cockfighting following in the Philippines. While in Manila you can watch the popular cockfighting shows featuring … Read the rest