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A royal de­cree per­mits cordy­ceps har­vest­ing by one per­son per fam­ily of yak herders (whose an­i­mals tra­di­tion­ally graze in mead­ows where the fun­gus is present)

}Or­der: Gal­li­formes Fam­ily: Phasian­idae Genus: Gal­lus Re­pro­duc­tion: Mat­ing and egg-lay­ing Life Span: 30 years in captivity Lo­ca­tion: In­dia, China, South­east Asia Be­hav­iour: Us­ing sharp leg spurs, males bat­tle

to the death over ter­ri­tory About 5000 BCE

ȑȑthe red jun­gle­fowl is do­mes­ti­cated in Asia

10th cen­tury

ȑȑtabuh rah prac­tices are noted on in­scrip­tions in Batur and Bat­uan in Bali

12th cen­tury

ȑȑ­carv­ings in Angkor Wat, Cam­bo­dia, show cock­fights be­ing held

20th cen­tury

ȑȑamer­i­can an­thro­pol­o­gist Clif­ford Geertz pub­lishes “Deep Play: Notes on the Ba­li­nese Cock­fight” ȑȑ­cock­fight­ing is banned in most coun­tries. In Bali, it is al­lowed for re­li­gious cer­e­monies, but il­le­gal fights are wide­spread

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