Death Of A Blood Sport

A cockfight at one of many oldest cockfighting arenas in Puerto Rico, the Gallera Borinquén within the municipality of Arecibo. Erika P. Rodríguez for NPR conceal caption

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Erika P. Rodríguez for NPR

A cockfight at one of many oldest cockfighting arenas in Puerto Rico, the Gallera Borinquén within the municipality of Arecibo.

Erika P. Rodríguez for NPR

Later this month, a Congressional ban will make cockfighting unlawful in U.S. territories. Animal rights activists argue that the game is merciless and inhumane. But in Puerto Rico, many individuals plan to defy the ban. They say cockfighting has been ingrained within the tradition for hundreds of years, and that the ban is a try and wipe out an integral a part of Puerto Rican id.

You can learn extra of our reporting on the cockfighting ban here.

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