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Men are checking the blade's on the cock's leg while the crowd is waiting.
The blade is attached, normally to the left leg, by wrapping twine around the leg and handle of the Taji (blade).
This is an extremely important part of the preparation. If a blade is improperly fastened, the cock wil be at a great disadvantage.
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Cockfighting, the Bingo game of the third World.
In 1981 the government of Indonesia, declared that all forms of gambling, including cockfighting, would be illegal. The results of this law is that the practice is less obvious but still very real.
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