'Sabong' Is the Philippines's Billion Dollar Cockfighting Industry

Cockfighting isn't just legal in the Philippines, it's a national obsession.

In the Philippines, the 6,000 year-old sport of cockfighting has been transformed into a fully-legal, billion dollar industry. Known locally as sabong, it takes place in 2,500 dedicated stadiums across the country.

A few months back, VICE Australia hit the cockpits and hatcheries of Manila. There we met the breeders, trainers, and philosophers who help make sabong the Philippines's national obsession.


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