Futu Manu

01 March 2018, Dili, Timor Leste. While working on assignment with a NGO, a quick opportunity afforded itself to me to photograph a cultural activity. While blood sports in not something I personally condone, it is important to note that Futu Manu is practiced widely around Timor and a common site seen in markets daily around the country. The animals themselves are extremely well cared for. Exercised, trained, and reared to fight, they typically have a very comfortable life until they have one bad day. Compare that to the $3 frozen chickens that are imported into country from Brazil.. 

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