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Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan  
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10070 times:

Anyone watching CNN Headline News tonight?

They showed every 1/2 hour a film clip of dogs attacking a bear in Pakistan in front of a cheering crowd. The bear was tied up with its teeth & claws removed. Both the dogs and the bears get seriously injured in this 'fighting'. There were hundreds of Pakistani men cheering these 'fights'.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY SICKENING!!!! Brought tears to my eyes. The horror of the abuse that these animals had to endure in this day & age.

Those spectators are barbarians.




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User currently offlineYwg_jy From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10049 times:

This used to be an old medieval sport, didn't know it was still being carried on. That is sick!

User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10045 times:

That's sick.

I'm from the Middle East.

But that is sick. I don't care what kind of ritual those sick fucks were trying to pull. I can't believe that.


American_4275


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10041 times:

Unfortunately, stuff like this does still occur. This may be an extreme example, but certainly, cockfighting is popular in many portions of the world, and so is bullfighting. One could argue that there is a little more honor to bullfighting, especially in countries such as Portugal, where the tradition is to fight the bull from horseback and spare its life. But, still there is really no reason why humans should be fighting animals that pose no threat to us in ordinary circumstances. In this age of technology, humans should be able to find better ways of channelling their destructive energy.

Personally, I'd like to see a ban on all sport hunting and staged animal fights, although I doubt it'll ever happen. In a capitalistic society, money will undoubtedly take precedence over animal rights.


User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10038 times:

It's called bear baiting and I believe it originated in England. It used to be very popular with the British royal family. That's what I read somewhere...

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10024 times:

Well, the British upper classes engage in fox hunting, which is equally repugnant.




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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10015 times:

That is sick, however I am reminded of canned hunting which takes place in the United States. This is where exotic animals are fenced in, and then hunted down by humans with spears, arrows, and guns. Most of the time death is slow as they do not want to damage the trophy head.

>>Well, the British upper classes engage in fox hunting, which is equally repugnant.<<

I have been fox hunting numerous times, and can assure you of many things.

1) Foxes reproduce rapidly, and if they where not controlled they would cause many more problems, especially in the large cities.

2) Foxes cause farmers alot of problems with eating wildlife, they also will eat family pets!

3) The animal has a chance to get away. It is not uncommon to get 3-4 chases in a hunt, yet never actually catch a fox.

4) Most people in the hunt just want to go on a nice walk or ride in the countryside. When animals are safe (at home) they will not be dug out, like in some forms of hunting. There was also an instance where we chased a fox to a farmyard, the cent from the farm confused the hounds, while the fox hid under a trailer, I could see it. I did not mention it becuase I did not want to see a fox ripped apart, and he had done a fine job confusing the hounds and hiding. We left the farmyard (and the fox) and a couple minutes later I told one of the girls in the hunt that I saw the fox, she said 'Yeah me too, but I wasn't going to say anything'.

Iain


User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 10013 times:

i heard of a sport played by afghans. similar to polo, except that the 'ball' is a sheeps head/carcass.

Yuuuccck!


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 10010 times:

Thanks for the elab on UK fox hunting Iainhol. While still repugnant (at least to me), I would not put it in the same league as the Pakistani bear/dog fighting.




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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10007 times:

They do the same thing with wild boars and theres cock fighting(of the bird kind) also, horrific and those people have no value for life of anykind, Pakistan is a country that needs radical draconian laws to put it right Angry


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10000 times:

Apparently it is illegal in Pakistan, but still popular.


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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9997 times:

Let me tell you that this sport that you have brought up Yyz717 is indeed sick and insensetive but it is NOT popular. 19 out of my 21 years of life i have lived in Pakistan and i did not even know something like this existed. Im sure its illegal but people in some villages probably do it.....which is sad.But it is not popular. I think the world is full of examples of inhuman acts against animals....from the near extinction of tigers just to make some Chinese medicine to bull fighting in Spain and Latin America......being an animal lover i really hope and pray that we get rid of these things as soon as possible.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9993 times:

I only brought up this topic because CNN HL news kept playing it over and over last night. The crowds of Pakistani men watching were big. It seemed to be presented by CNN as a popular event in Pakistan.

I don't deny that there are many examples of animal cruelty throughout the world.

Hopefully these acts will disappear asap.




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