While being illegal in many countries around the world, cock fighting is seen as a national sport in the Philippines, with cockpits in even the smallest of villages. Today it has become a multi million dollar industry, with farms carrying hundreds, even thousands of roosters. Animal rights activists want an end to the blood sport, but tradition is deeply rooted, from culture to politics. From birth the fighting birds are being treated like professional athletes, often looked after more then the owners own children. At the age of two, the roosters are ready to meet their first opponent. The fights are usually over within minutes. Often with at least one deadly outcome. For many families the sport has become a big problem, with men gambling away their savings, as well as they future dreams.