An official said on Tuesday that a Filipino police officer was killed in an illegal cockfighting attack when the cock’s blade sliced his femoral artery.This is a blood sport popular in the archipelago. Money is staked on the result of a battle between two brightly colored birds with saber-toothed spurs-often death.
During the coronavirus pandemic, it has been banned along with other sports and cultural activities to prevent large crowds from gathering and spreading infectious diseases.
On Monday, the freak accident in the northern part of Central Samar province occurred when Lieutenant Christian Bollock picked up a cockfight and collected evidence of an illegal incident.
The provincial police chief, Colonel Arnell Apud, told AFP that its blade hit his left thigh and bleed to death.
Apud said: “This is an unfortunate accident. It is a misfortune that I cannot explain.”
“When I first reported this to me, I couldn’t believe it. This was the first time I had lost a man due to the excitement of cockfighting in 25 years as a police officer.”
Apud added that during the raid in San Jose, three people were arrested and two cockfighting and two sets of Spurs were seized.