Bull Fighting- Sumatra Indonesia

 
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Bull fighting, or water buffalo fighting, is practiced across most of Sumatra. It is very different to the Spanish bull fighting with a Matador against the bull. In Sumatra they fight bull against bull and very rarely is there injury to the bulls.

Water buffalo fights in Bukittinggi West Sumatra

The bulls are generally starved for several days to put them in a bad mood. They are then brought to the field and pushed together until they lock horns and start to push against each other. The loser is the first bull to pull away from the fight and run away. Fights can last several seconds or alot longer depending on the determination of the bulls.

Bull fighting Bukittinggi

Although betting is illegal in Indonesia sometimes it seems that it is the number one pastime for Indonesian men.

Bull fighting West Sumatra

Last updated 20th July 2008

 


 

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