• Short Summary

    IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF THAILAND, THERE ARE NO HORSES TO RACE AND SLOT MACHINES ARE UNKNOWN.

  • Description

    IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF THAILAND, THERE ARE NO HORSES TO RACE AND SLOT MACHINES ARE UNKNOWN.IN THIS AREA, THE MEDIUM FOR THAI GAMBLERS -- LIKE MOST ASIAN FERVENT GAMBLERS -- THERE ARE TWO PRIMITIVE BLOOD SPORTS -- BULLFIGHTING AND COCKFIGHTING.

    THE THAIS, A FRIENDLY, PEACEFUL RACE, SPURN BLOODSHED AND MOSTLY SO DO THEIR FIGHTING BULLS, ALTHOUGH OCCASIONALLY THEY FIGHT TO THE DEATH.

    IN THE MAKESHIFT GRANDSTAND BEFORE THE FIGHT, THE GAMBLING IS CARRIED ON AT A FURIOUS PACE.A TOUCH OF HANDS IS ENOUGH TO CLINCH A WAGER: A BUNDLE OF NOTES EXCHANGED AFTERWARDS TELLS THE STORY OF THE FORTUNES OF THE FIGHT.

    IN ONE RECENT BULLFIGHTING CARNIVAL AT THE CITY OF TRANG, SOUTHWEST THAILAND, THE WORST INJURY SUFFERED BY THE BULLS WAS AN OCCASIONAL GASH AROUND THE HEAD -- AND ALMOST CERTAINLY A FEW HEADACHES.

    THE BULLS ARE LED TOGETHER INTO THE ARENA AND INSTINCT DOES THE REST.THEY LOCK HORNS AND PUSH EACH OTHER AROUND THE RING.THE FIRST ANIMAL TO BREAK OFF THE ENGAGEMENT IS THE LOOSER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA263VOEU6VTVIRNC7MAO2W9AJA
    Media URN:
    VLVA263VOEU6VTVIRNC7MAO2W9AJA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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