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Cockfighting

Cockfights are a tradition that is firmly rooted in West Indian culture. In Guadeloupe they take place between January and July.

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Cockfights The islands of Guadeloupe
Amy Adejokun
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From November to July, cockfights occur every weekend. Each village has its own "pitt" or cockfighting arena, where gallinaceans fight to the death. Trained, massaged and fed with a food rich in proteins, cocks follow a diet worthy of a high-level athlete. A lot of bets are made on these cockfights. One of the cocks will have a fatal ending, in which case he will end up on a plate.

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