No matter where you go in the Philippines the noise of Cockerels are constant. Do not think for a moment that when you have purchased your land and built your new home that you wont hear the blessed things 24/7. They are everywhere and very difficult to complain about as Philippine residents are oblivious to the noise they make and have no understanding that we do not.
Having not lived on a farm my only experience with live Cockerels was when being on a visit to a farm or even remote places. I would also remember staying in a bed and breakfast as a kid and be woken up by the cockerel as the sun started to shine. So annoying. But, if true or not I always believed that in the main Cockerels only made their noise at sunrise. Well if that’s true in other places it is NOT true in the Philippines.
As part of my work I make podcasts and although I do not always hear them as I record they are there on playback EVERY FEW SECONDS. No matter what time of day or night. They are a constant irritation to me. I live in the province now, but even in the cities these pestering animals are to be heard. People have them tied up by one leg in the street-who knows why?
These dumb animals (cockerels) have no concept of time or their watches are broken and they are blind as they screech all day and night. Cant they even sleep?
Many Filipinos breed these stupid birds for fighting competitions and will watch live TV cock fighting with birds being ripped to pieces. Most of these events are illegal and are in cheaply made arenas and attract thousands of people to bet and partake.
One place I use to walk pass everyday was an illegal cock fighting ring where the crowds would stream in and out every weekend. Just next to the Police station. Enough said!
I am not a cruel man really. But, could we not be helpful to the environment and make it possible that these stupid creatures have a little cut at birth and cant make a noise. I am sure they wont mind. Just a thought. Or, maybe we can just train them to understand the concept of sunrise, is that really too much to ask for a nights sleep in your new home or rental property.
The serious point to this is that noise pollution is rife in the Philippines and is very difficult to know in advance if a new home you are building would be stuck in the middle of an area where noise is too much for the forefinger ears. Before buying or renting have a good-look around the area and see if you can spot the cockerels hiding around the corner. Or those especially trained dogs tied up all day who bark and howl.