Illegal pig fights held to celebrate Indian festival

NewsflarePublished: March 20, 2018
Published: March 20, 2018

Pig fights were held to celebrate a Hindu festival at a village on the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border in South India.

The states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh celebrated Yugadhi, which marks the arrival of the New Year, in the Indian calendar, on March 18.

Organisers had brought in several pairs of male pigs, which had been reared for a duel, and set them against each other.

As a large crowd watched, the pigs dueled circling and goring each other. Each duel lasted for about 15 to 20 minutes and went on till one of the animals retreated.

The pig fights are held clandestinely as they have been banned and organisers risk getting arrested by police.

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