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Oct 24, 2017

GRAPHIC: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs

GRAPHIC: 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).
Totally not cool in our opinion.

GRAPHIC: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs
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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, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 23, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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High-school students ride motorcycles after finishing classes at school in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 22, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, October 11, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, October 11, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Dog breeder Agus Badud's daughter carries a dog to wash him at their house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 27, 2017. 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. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Dog breeder Agus Badud's wife and daughter wash dogs at their house at Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 27, 2017. 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. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Dog breeder Agus Badud washes his dog at his house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 27, 2017. 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. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Dog breeder Agus Badud dries his dog at his house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 27, 2017. 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. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Dog breeder Agus Badud's dog sits in his cage after he got washed in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 27, 2017. 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. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Hooves of a wild boar hang for dog training at Agus Badud's house in Cibiuk village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 27, 2017. 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. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A woman stands in a field where she is planting beans in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, October 12, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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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, September 24, 2017. "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. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Women plant onion in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 22, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Women share a joke as they walk to a paddy field in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, October 12, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Women eat their lunch as they take a break from planting beans in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, October 12, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A woman buys fruits at a market in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 23, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A child holds his ram during a ram fight event in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 24, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A street vendor smokes a cigarette as he waits for customers in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, October 12, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Children play volleyball at an abandoned rice field in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 21, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A student runs to a classroom after removing his shoes in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia, September 23, 2017. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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