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Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:47 pm

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.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:53 pm

This used to be an old medieval sport, didn't know it was still being carried on. That is sick!
 
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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:53 pm

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.


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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Mon Nov 26, 2001 1:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Mon Nov 26, 2001 1:15 pm

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...
 
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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Mon Nov 26, 2001 11:54 pm

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

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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Tue Nov 27, 2001 3:57 am

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'.

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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Tue Nov 27, 2001 4:57 am

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

Yuuuccck!
 
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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Tue Nov 27, 2001 5:38 am

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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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Tue Nov 27, 2001 6:48 am

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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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Tue Nov 27, 2001 8:24 am

Apparently it is illegal in Pakistan, but still popular.
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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Bear/dog Fighting In Pakistan

Tue Nov 27, 2001 10:48 am

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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