Insect fighting

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Insect fighting is a range of competitive sporting activity, commonly associated with gambling, in which insects are pitted against each other.

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Forms of insect fighting as spectator sport are practised in regions of China, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Some types have a long history; for example, cricket fighting is a traditional Chinese pastime that dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Originally an indulgence of emperors, cricket fighting later became popular among commoners.[1] On a more casual basis, it has gained some popularity as a casual activity for youth in western countries and is known colloquially as "bugfighting".[2]

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