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 and kills
an estimated 30 million roosters a year.
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 one of the Philippines' national obsessions.