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The Mexican Issue

Cocks

I've been photographing fighting roosters since 2000.

by Erwan Fichou
02 June 2008, 12:00am



I’ve been photographing fighting roosters since 2000. The photos here were all shot between 2004 and 2006 in Mexico. The cocks are usually armed with surgical knives that are strapped on one or both of their legs. They use little ones—up to an inch long. Cockfighting is not legal there, but as with so many illegal things in Mexico, it’s still sort of allowed. That’s why I love Mexico so much.