The dogs fighting wild boars in illegal pits in Indonesia, and the activist trying to put a stop to it

The dogs fighting wild boars in illegal pits in Indonesia, and the activist trying to put a stop to it

Handler carries a dog out of the pit
Photo: Nadine Freischlad

Villagers in West Java defend pitting dogs against boars in crude arenas as training for hunts and part of community tradition. Our correspondent witnesses disturbing scenes and talks to dog breeders who’ve quit the sport.

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