A dog and wild boar fight in a pit in Sumedang, West Java. Locals people say the fights are a way to preserve the area’s hunting tradition and serve as training for their dogs. Photo: Agoes Rudianto

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

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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A dog and wild boar fight in a pit in Sumedang, West Java. Locals people say the fights are a way to preserve the area’s hunting tradition and serve as training for their dogs. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
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