Puns, metaphors and animal activists aside, cockfighting or tajen is still considered a serious traditional activity amongst many Balinese men.
Inhumane by most standards, a rare invitation to experience this cultural practice in the middle of the tropical jungle isn’t one you should decline. Blood, sweat and tears – it is everything you would expect it to be, and more.
Here we present to you the underground world of Balinese cockfighting in rare pictures. For the full story, click here.