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The homeland of peacocks

In the west of Yunnan Province China, there is a beautiful piece of land, which is named Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture.

Bullfight in Dehong

Pubdate:2013-05-20

   

the competition of power

two buffaloes are attracted by the noise from bullring

                                         local farmers are enjoying the competition

                                 the competition is a feast for local farmers

                       bamboo fence is used to ensure the safety of spectators

 Usually, Dehong water buffaloes are gentle, upright and elegant, but they will immediately become competitive and aggressive once they step into the arena.

  For those water buffaloes raised specially for competitions and fights, their life are unrelated to working in fields, because they were born for fights which are always waiting for them, no matter they are willing or not.

  For a regular and old winner, you can see determination and vicissitudes from his eyes, which will make you feel that it is like an old boxer or an aged pilot. Actually the biggest rival for him is not the other water buffaloes, but his own aging. Dignity and honor will be the only reason for him to fight, and he will not stop fighting until dignity and honor are crashed by reality.

  In the bullring, spectators are cheering and people are using water to help fighters lower temperature. For every competition, there will be an epic story behind the noise. Winners will get acclaims which they deserve and losers will be taken home by their owners who will use herbal medicine to heal the wounds before next competition.