Cricket fights

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Cockfighting has been banned in Louisiana since 2007. I think LA was the last state to ban it. It still goes on illicitly. It's part of Cajun culture.

I'm doing some research on cricket fighting. It's a popular sport in China and, since 2007, in New Orleans, too. There isn't a lot of research to do. Only a couple of articles in English. Since I don't read Chinese (surprised, aren't you?) I'm limited to a couple of academic resources and then just what I can gather on the street, talking to people.

Here is one of the few cricket fight videos I've been able to find, in the name of science, naturally:



This is a sport I can get behind. I don't like to gamble, but gambling is usually involved in these matches, also naturally. You can feel your pulse pounding waiting for the outcome, can't you?
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I know about PETA. How long do you think it will be before we have a People for the Ethical treatment of Crickets? There must be vegans out there losing sleep over cricket fighting.

I wonder if they use fresh crickets for each match or if a champion goes on to fight again the next day?
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Fr_Tom wrote:
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I know about PETA. How long do you think it will be before we have a People for the Ethical treatment of Crickets? There must be vegans out there losing sleep over cricket fighting.

I wonder if they use fresh crickets for each match or if a champion goes on to fight again the next day?
It's a blood sport without blood. The loser is the one who stops fighting and tries to run away. It's all very interesting, if you're into this kind of thing.
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arturo7 wrote:
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Fr_Tom wrote:
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I know about PETA. How long do you think it will be before we have a People for the Ethical treatment of Crickets? There must be vegans out there losing sleep over cricket fighting.

I wonder if they use fresh crickets for each match or if a champion goes on to fight again the next day?
I have a PETA sticker on the back of my truck People Eating Tasty Animals. I don't know why I get all the nasty looks...I support PETA by eating LOTS of tasty animals :D
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I lost two dollars on a cricket fight last night. My bookie was very happy to collect my bet, I'm sure.

I run a small hotel in New Orleans. It's in Louisiana, in case you're thinking of another New Orleans I've never heard of.
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Whalehead King wrote:
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I lost two dollars on a cricket fight last night. My bookie was very happy to collect my bet, I'm sure.

I love how they have them in a little octagon. Cricket MMA. Just need a little Cricket Bruce Buffer wearing a bad suit and you'd probably be able to sell some PPVs.
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2 Crickets enter, 1 Cricket leave!
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Fighting Crickets?!? :facepalm:
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