reply to post by JROMO303
I agree we are so fast to judge other people cultures and traditions and spend less time looking at our own. Here is one that many Americans
have attended and unknowingly support . The circus.
Funny you mention that - it was the first thing that popped into my mind after I finished my last post here. I was even thinking of putting a thread
together concerning the abuse at circuses. But, I'm too disgusted by what I found to even be able to approach a thread about those filthy examples of
'entertainment'... I'll have ot leave it up to PETA (as much as I disagree with that group).
What's your opinion on bullfighting though? I'd be curious to hear.
Here's mine - and I'll keep it simple...
Cows, bulls, especially calves are sacrificed every day - in hellish hellhole meat factories - AFTER - a hellish life in dry lot feeding pens, HELL X
infinity and 5 days more.
It's horrific. Just horrific.
The rides in cattle-cars, the dumping half dead/crippled cows and calves behind butcher sheds to die horrible slow deaths.
Bestial treatment when attaching pincers to their tender noses, fastening them to pipes sprouting from cement so the cow is 'twitched' (her tail
rammed over her back) for artificial insemination... And more and more...
Ok so you get the point.
But fighting bulls?
Those bulls are cared for, pampered, well fed, well groomed and admired.
(For the most part - abuse and neglect equals a crappy showing, etc).
The bulls get a chance to win - and yes, some do.
Because they win the adoration of the crowd, the matador lets them live, etc.
They're put out to stud.
Yes, some do live. A few, but more than those that go into the 'hamburger house' that's for sure.
The bullfight exhibition bulls also have a chance to fight to the death instead of going to the slaughter with no dignity.
Even a chance to take out a few humans before they go to BBQ...
So... What do you think?
[edit on 27-5-2010 by silo13]