Originally posted by burdman30ott6
[No, we wouldn't... but then again we're something called "humans" and we have a far more complex system of emotions and sense of pain and
mistreatment than a cow does.]
Even if that is true i still don't believe that that makes it ok to treat animals like that. We may or may not have a more complex system of emotions
and pain, that however does not mean that animals don't feel any emotions or pain. It doesn't say much for us as a humans if we are supposed to be
so much above the animals and yet we treat them in such a manner. Humans are supposed to have compassion and be able to reason, it's part of what is
supposed to make us so much more advanced than animals. I'm sorry but i don't see any compassion, or reasoning being used by people that kick
animals in the head and push them around with a fork lift. They should use their so called greater minds and reason to come up with a better way to
[The kick to the head did nothing. Have you ever seen an agitated bull before? ]
Yes i have and they can be quite dangerous to anything in thier way. I have seen a lot of agitated animals. These people chose the profession that
they are in, and i just think that they can come up with a better way to treat these animals. And you can't compare a truck with a cow, one is a
machine, the other is a living being.
[ We're not talking cute cuddly kittens or fuzzy puppies here, dude. We're talking about something that can reach over a ton (if it's a good sized
bull) of snot, muscle, and blind stupidity and who, if angry and unafraid, can harness an awe inspiring level of destructive power.]
I understand all of that perfectly fine, but it still doesn't make it right to mistreat them. They are living beings and should be treated
[If you don't believe me and you still think a kick to the head does jack squat to them, then do a web search for "Bodacious", "Tuff Hedeman",
and "facial injuried" Also replace Hedeman with "West" to see the same result. Look up "Promise Land" while you're at it. You can't hurt a
cow's head with a boot, dude.]
I don't ned to do a web search, i know who Bodacious is. I also know what happened during that ride, his face was tore up really bad. I'm not trying
to make light of the situation, so please don't take my statement the wrong way. Bulls were not meant to be ridden and they don't take very kindly
to it, they fight like heck to get you off their back, as i'm sure you would if someone tried to climb on your back and ride you. Bull riders know
full well the danger they face when they choose that profession, it's a risk they are willing to take for the amount of money they can win. The two
situations are totally different and you can't compare the two.
Oh BTW i'm not a "dude", i'm a "dudette".
edited to fix quotation error.
[edit on 28/6/08 by chise61]