• Short Summary

    RECENTLY, BULL-FIGHTING WAS INTRODUCED VERY SUCCESSFULLY IN INDONESIA - AND NOW THE INDONESIANS HAVE DEVELOPED THEIR OWN NATIONAL VERSION OF THE SPORT BY USING LOCAL WILD BOARS INSTEAD OF BULLS.

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    RECENTLY, BULL-FIGHTING WAS INTRODUCED VERY SUCCESSFULLY IN INDONESIA - AND NOW THE INDONESIANS HAVE DEVELOPED THEIR OWN NATIONAL VERSION OF THE SPORT BY USING LOCAL WILD BOARS INSTEAD OF BULLS. ON FRIDAY (JUNE 6) THE FIRST BOAR "CORRIDA" WAS HELD IN BANDUNG, WEST JAVA.

    WILD BOAR DAMAGE CROPS AND LOCAL FARMERS THEN AS VERMIN AND HUNT THEM DOWN WITH SPEARS - SUCH AS THE ONES USED TO DRIVE THE BOARS TOT HE STADIUM FOR THE FIRST DAY'S FIGHT, ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 5,000 PEOPLE.

    THE FIRST PART OF THE PROGRAMME RESEMBLED BULLFIGHTING IN THE USE OF CAPES TO DRAW THE BOAR - BUT THERE THE SIMILARITY ENDED. THREE MEN FACED ONE BOAR AND, INSTEAD OF CLIMAXING THE DUEL WITH A KILL, THEY MANOEUVRES THE WILD PIG INTO A POSITION WHERE ONE OF THEM COULD MOUNT IT AND BRING IT DOWN.

    ANOTHER VARIANT OF THE SPORT CAME WHEN DOGS WERE LET INTO THE RING WITH A SECOND BOAR. AS THE DOGS SNAPPED AND SNARLED AND WHIRLED AROUND THE BOAR - THE OLD WILD PIG WAS IN AN INFERIOR POSITION AS IT WAS MUZZLED AND COULD DO LITTLE MORE THAN LUNGE MENACINGLY AT ITS ATTACKERS. BUT THE BOAR IS A POWERFUL BEAST AND CURVED FANGS ARE AS DANGEROUS AS THE HORNS OF A PROVOKED BULL - AND THE DOGS, ON THE WHOLE, KEPT THEIR DISTANCE AND THE ROUND ENDED IN A DRAW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9QKJ2P09X671O65VZAYYTA1HV
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QKJ2P09X671O65VZAYYTA1HV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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