On May 1st, foreign minister Wang Yi signed a joint communiqu on diplomatic relations between Beijing and foreign minister Vargas of the Republic of Dominica. At the same time, the president of many countries announced the recognition of the one China principle and severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Dominica is located in the eastern part of the Caribbean Sea with an area of 48670 square kilometers. The population is about 10 million 730 thousand, most of them are mixed blood, but the Asian population is very small. Historically, it was occupied by France, Spain and Haiti. It was not until 1844 that it gained independence. Its official language was Spanish. For a long time, Dominica has become the largest economy in Central America and the Caribbean, relying on the export of agricultural products such as sugar, cocoa, tobacco and other agricultural products and the development of tourism. But in fact, it is the most popular sport in the Caribbean island, which is famous for its tourism. In Dominica, cockfighting is regarded as a symbol of the warrior spirit of the country. Almost every community and country has a large cockpit. Every week there is a game of cock fighting. This campaign is legal and standard. The country also has a national chicken fighting Committee, the chairman of the committee said that there are 1500 chicken fighting farms registered throughout the country, and the chicken fighting industry employs thousands of people, and it is fully integrated into local laws and traditions. According to the historical record released by the cockfighting Committee, when Christopher Columbus landed in the Republic of Dominica, the first fighting cock arrived in 1492. It is said that the Greeks and Romans fought cock fighting, which is still popular in todays Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and other places. Baseball is the most popular sport in Dominica, but many people say that cockfighting follows closely. In Dominica, the cockfighting movement has a large fan group, covering all kinds of races, including popular baseball players. Some of them are professional baseball players and professional cockfighting men. They are frequent customers of cockfighting and even speak for cockfighting magazines. In Dominica, the cost of admission to most of the cockpit is around $9, and spectators can choose a bet that may win. Usually, these roosters start to be in the state of preparation at 10 a.m., they are weighed and matched with their opponents, and then put in a cage that is beforehand marked with numbers. Next, licensed Rooster prosecutors use an acid cleaning agent to wipe the feathers, heads and beaks of their neck, and when there are illegal substances on the skin of the birds, the detergent will change color. A rooster prosecutor said that the owners who sometimes want to overtake will sometimes rub the roosters with tobacco or other chemicals and confuse their opponents. The roosters were fully prepared for the battle for two years before they were selected. They are all born in the family of the combat effectiveness watch, and grow up with special supplies of grains, vitamins and antibiotics. Their feathers are pruned by professional beauticians, and the lower abdominal feathers will be shaved completely in competition, and the cockscomb can also be removed by surgery. However, this campaign has attracted some criticism from animal protection organizations. There is no moral difference between fighting dogs and fighting birds, said Wayne Peser, chairman of the Humane Society of the United States. They try to design animal torture because the audience likes violence and bloodletting. LynneGuitar, a anthropologist and historian in Dominica, says that many Dominican people are more pressing than the cock, where 40% of the population live below the poverty line. Everyday life is a battle, he said. When their children are ill, most of them do not have the money to buy medicine. So, seeing a cock die is like why? Its just a cock. Source: Foreign Affairs Author: Fang Chen editor in charge: Li Hang _BJS4645 The president of the United States humanitarian Association, Wayne Peser, said: There is no moral difference between a fighting dog and a fighting cock. They try to design animal torture because the audience likes violence and bloodletting. LynneGuitar, a anthropologist and historian in Dominica, says that many Dominican people are more pressing than the cock, where 40% of the population live below the poverty line. He said: The daily life here is a battle. When their children are ill, most of them do not have the money to buy medicine. So, seeing a cock die is like why? Its just a cock.