Bullfighting is cruel and inhumane?

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Is Bullfighting cruel and inhumane?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Don't know--don't care--when is the G5 Powerbook coming?

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Just watched CBS 60 minutes which glorified Bullfighting. I was shocked at the glorification and shocked that it was on 60 minutes.
     
  2. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    What's cruel about stabbing an animal for an hour? :confused:
     
  3. xlii macrumors 68000

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    It's not like the bull has a choice. It's on the same level as dog fighting, cock fighting and all the inhumane animal fights we staged for fun back in the middle ages. As bad as boxing is at least the 2 humans have choice.
     
  4. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Very good point which I forgot to mention.

    When a bull fighter gets hurt/in trouble everyone rushes out to help him, but when the bull is in trouble...............

    Excellent post
     
  5. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like it. Have an aunt who's into it, lots of bullfighting and matador paraphernalia in her home, even a cape with blood on it. Yuck.

    I'd root for the bull but I don't want matadors killed either.
     
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    lol.

    it is inhumane but if i ever get to spain i will go to one.
     
  8. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    I'm rooting for the bull on this one. If your stupid enough to get in there then you deserve to get the bulls horns.
     
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    If they did this with puppies people would have a fit.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think it is inhumane, and would never go see one.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I hate it.
    If the bull wins, it's dead afterwards.
    If the bull loses, it's dead during the fight.


    @pachyderm: I don't know why someone would be totally against it, yet go and watch it if they went to Spain. :confused:
     
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    I was in Pamplona for the running of the bulls, and went to one of the free shows one morning. Everything up until the picador put the first spike into its back was fine, but first blood was when I got up and left. The look in the bull's eyes when it looked at the crowd, the confusion and pain, was palpable. I felt dirty for even having seen that much, and would never go again.
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    While true, the same sentiment can be said for any animal that goes to the slaughterhouse. It is never pleasant.

    However, having grown up in Nebraska with family being in the cattle business, I have been somewhat desensitized to it and accept the reality of the situation...be that a good or bad thing.
     
  15. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. No way this would happen if we considered bulls cute. But we don't, so it's ok.
     
  16. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Yeah but a "bull" in a slaughterhouse is not put into an arena for entertainment purposes... it's used for food.

    Sorry to say but the parallelism between the two is absent.
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    The end result is the same, but yes I agree that the enjoyment in watching an animal die is sickening
     
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    It's good to see such strong moral fibre.

    In my opinion bull fighting is cruel and uninteresting. I don't understand why this cruel pseudo sport has been around for so long.
     
  20. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    In a slaughterhouse a bull is put down with a shot to the back of the head, its instantaneous and painless. Stabbing it repeatedly in the eye/back with a spear on the other hand. . .

    Of course if you hapen to be This Guy I'd say I'm a little more OK with it, at least its a fair fight! :eek:
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Not quite. The treatment they receive is nothing but horrifying
     
  22. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    Alright, it's instantaneous and painless IF DONE PROPERLY. I'm well aware that slaughterhouses are somewhat less humane then we'd like to believe, but they're still miles ahead of slowly stabbing the animal to death.
     
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    You and me both....... But it is one of those things that has been around and god forbid if you try to take it away... :rolleyes:
     
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    I think this thread should be in PSRI, before it gets derailed.
     
  25. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    It's awful. Look forward to it being relegated to history.
     

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