TOKYO – A bizarre form of entertainment is gaining an audience via the Internet. Not for the squeamish!
Insect fighting is a common sport found in East and Southeast Asia, predominantly in China, Japan and Thailand. It actually dates back hundreds of years to the Tang dynasty, as a Chinese pastime for the aristocratic class.
However, curious viewers in other parts of the world can now get a glimpse as well. The most popular website is “Japanese Bug Fights“, a site that hosts a 30-part series. Beware! These videos are not for the faint-hearted!
The 30 matches consists of pairs such as:
Cave Centipede vs. Cricket

Tarantula vs. African Cave Spider

Stag Beetle vs. Scorpion

There are only three rules:

  1. Two bugs to a fight.
  2. Bug fights go on as long as they have to.
  3. No outside weapons in bug fights

Beetles ultimately win the championship, with 7 wins and only 2 losses.
While some find it entertaining, others are very critical of the idea.
What do you think? Is it a form of animal cruelty?

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4 thoughts on “JAPANESE BUG FIGHTS”

  1. Omg this is horrible how can bugs kill themselves. They have families too you kno. They were taken from their underground homes. The spider was taken after watching TV with its children. Imagine that happened to you. This is sooooo mean.


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