These shocking scenes of Dogfight is from northern China. The competition was open to anyone who brought a dog along, and the winner was rewarded with a pack of cigarettes and a china mug.
Dogfights are a common attraction in northern China, organised to celebrate end of Spring Festival
Gathered in their hundreds, spectators crowd round to watch as two dogs are forced to fight to the death in barbaric cages.
The dogfights, which lasted over several days were organised just for entertainment.
The competition was open to anyone who brought a dog along, and the winner of each bout was rewarded with a pack of cigarettes and a china mug.
That said, some of the people who turned up had allegedly grabbed stray dogs off the street, and claimed they were their pets.
China has no animal cruelty laws, and a person who damages a dog or another animal can only be prosecuted for damaging if the animal belongs to someone else.
These shocking scenes drew outrage from animal rights activists in the country, who have called for a change in the law to protect the dogs.
Dogfighting is illegal, but only if it involves bets. Simply allowing the animals to fight purely for entertainment did not breach any laws and it is difficult to prosecute anyone involved.
But the local villagers who organised the event have defended the dogfights as necessary 'entertainment' and they said: "It was a great success, we plan to do the same thing again next year. And we don't care what the people in the city say."