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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another barbaric "sport" bites the dust.....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/28/catalonia-vote-on-bullfighting-ban?CMP=AFCYAH


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 09:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All my favourite sports are being banned -- foxhunting, bullfighting, badger baiting -- what's next? All I have now is my Tuesday night monkey knife fights.


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another pointless "sport".One for the blood thirsty.

Honestly,i'd love to see them that love to go to these bullfights have spears chucked in their backs.

A few of them in here need that done to them.

Do you want to name them?


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Such irony in bullfighting in that the lives of those young cows chosen to be raised for the fight are incalculably better and longer that livestock animals.  They all end up together in the butcher shop in the end, excepting the rare reprieve for 'bravery', but the livestock animals typically have it infinitely worse over the course of their shortened, restricted, usually unnatural lives.

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It would be a fairer contest if the bulls had jockeys -- not human jockeys -- that would be ridiculous-- monkey jockeys, possibly also armed with a sword or maybe a little whip, or a polo mallet. And the monkeys should wear a motorcycle helmet. Or a fez. Whatever. The headwear's not really a deal clincher. Any animal rights activist would agree the addition of a monkey jockey would even things out and make for a happy compromise between animal rights and human entertainment. I'll email brian, ask him what he thinks.


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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Do you want to name them?"

i laugh to the amount of hate that people like you to and amazon, and max seem to have for everyone ......   how do you even rise in the mornig

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How fucked up mentally would someone have to be to enjoy an animal being tortured to death. I don't care if you are a vegetarian or not  (and for the record I'm not), but the fact that this is considered a tradition, an art, or a sport is way beyond me.

Sure, most of us eat meat, but we expect animals to the very least have a quick death with the least amount of prolonged suffering possible. I like the way 'Avatar' puts the issue of hunting for food as part of a cycle in which we hold respect for the creatures we will be consuming. Killing animals for a sport, leisure or entertainment is just sickening.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andreas_mercury wrote: "i laugh to the amount of hate that people like you to and amazon, and max seem to have for everyone ...... how do you even rise in the mornig"


Nobody here hates as much as you do.

Mr.Jingles wrote: "Sure, most of us eat meat, but we expect animals to the very least have a quick death with the least amount of prolonged suffering possible. I like the way 'Avatar' puts the issue of hunting for food as part of a cycle in which we hold respect for the creatures we will be consuming. Killing animals for a sport, leisure or entertainment is just sickening."

I completely agree. I think it's great that Catalonia has banned bullfighting as IMO killing and torturing animals for sport or entertainment should no longer be tolerated.

Here in Melbourne, there is debate every year as to whether or not duck hunting should still be allowed. Apart from the fact that the duck hunters kill for leisure, one of the worse things is that many of them are bad shots. Fox hunting, cockfights, bullfighting etc and other such 'sports' mystify me as to why people could find them entertaining.

I'm not a member of PETA, I agree completely with GratefulFan about Brian's alienating tactics, and I don't always ask whether my meat comes from factory farms or not; but I do care about animal rights, and I think that banning bullfughting is a great step forward in animal rights.

That said, it doesn't surprise me. It doesn't seem to be as popular with the younger generation, who are generally more aware of animal rights than previous generations. As a tradition, it also seems to be less popular with the younger generation. I would imagine that in the next few decades, other regions will follow suit.

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Posted: 28 Jul 10, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another bloody sport that should be banned is boxing.  This involves human beings but people seem to care more about animals.

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Nobody here hates as much as you do"

that is not true as i have worked a lot in my community and local.     too bad for you that i just do not suffer a fool gladly and this forum is the motherload of fools ...

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 03:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should have been banned ages ago.


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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like that of finger pointing quote, its wise.... nicely done

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>> tcc wrote: Another bloody sport that should be banned is boxing.  This involves human beings but people seem to care more about animals. <<
Because the animals have no say, whereas people can choose to box or not.

I saw this news a couple of days ago and was thrilled. It boggles the mind how people can enjoy watching animal torture... and further stuns me how supposedly civilized societies can allow it in the first place. I doubt it'll happen but do hope the rest of Spain soon follows suit.


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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andreas_mercury wrote: "Do you want to name them?"

i laugh to the amount of hate that people like you to and amazon, and max seem to have for everyone ......   how do you even rise in the mornig

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I do not hate anyone in here but i do know somebody who does and is in fact in denial.

I am not particularly an animal lover but i would never see an animal suffer in the name of "entertainment" or "sport"

Thats barbarism in its extreme.


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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andreas_mercury wrote: "Nobody here hates as much as you do"


"that is not true as i have worked a lot in my community and local. too bad for you that i just do not suffer a fool gladly and this forum is the motherload of fools ..."

Yawn.... Whatever, troll.

"tcc wrote: Another bloody sport that should be banned is boxing. This involves human beings but people seem to care more about animals."

I don't agree at all. Putting aside whether one likes boxing or not (I BTW love it), it's consensual. People choose to fight. Bulls don't choose to 'fight'.



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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Yawn.... Whatever, troll"

actually to follow me into every thread to complaining is a troll action ...   you are off topic and a rude bitch.

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andreas_mercury wrote: "actually to follow me into every thread to complaining is a troll action ... you are off topic and a rude bitch."


LOL You are the one who brought up hate. You are also the one who follows me into threads and abuses me. As for being off topic and rude, you should look in the mirror.

Nice try calling me a troll, but the only troll here is you. Who is also, it seems, a misogynist. Like Skip. You two are so alike, it's sickening.

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

at least  i dont worship kiss

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Posted: 29 Jul 10, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andreas_mercury wrote: "at least i dont worship kiss"


Uh, neither do I. Are you confusing me with Skip? Because you're getting desperate. For your information, there is only one Kiss song I actually like. Worship Kiss? LOL. You really are getting desperate if you throw insults at me, which have nothing to do with me! I also don't like country music. How about you say something like 'at least I don't worship country music'? LOL

BTW, you do realise that you are seriously off topic? You accused me of going off topic (even though you started it), and now look at this! You also don't dispute that you're a misogynist and that you are identical to Skip.

Now, can we get back to discussing the bullfighting ban, or would you prefer to troll?