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Old 02-17-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I would prefer they knock off Bull fighting where the bull is killed and replace it with Minoan Bull Dancing as part of a return of the Saturnalia celebrations.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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In countries where bullfighting is the big sport, do young boys dream of dressing in embroidered tights and stabbing cattle?
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Not that this kid was a matador, but I think bullfighting should be outlawed worldwide.

For these unsuspecting bulls to be raised by humans only to be forced to fight until they die in agony should only be stories told from the dark ages. It has no place in modern day. There is no outcome but prolonged suffering and eventual death of the bulls.

How is this a sport? It is in the same category as dog and **** (rooster)-fighting IMO. Just the fact that people get enjoyment out of watching this is beyond me and disgusting. May every matador get gored! Well deserved payback!


I share your outrage but, rather than banning bullfighting, I'd like to see it become unpopular.

As far as this "running of the bulls" nonsense, more than a few idiots who've thought that they were a match for the bulls have gotten what they deserved.

You pay for your thrills.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Not that this kid was a matador, but I think bullfighting should be outlawed worldwide.

For these unsuspecting bulls to be raised by humans only to be forced to fight until they die in agony should only be stories told from the dark ages. It has no place in modern day. There is no outcome but prolonged suffering and eventual death of the bulls.

How is this a sport? It is in the same category as dog and **** (rooster)-fighting IMO. Just the fact that people get enjoyment out of watching this is beyond me and disgusting. May every matador get gored! Well deserved payback!
I totally agree!
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:39 AM
 
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...When I was that age, I was invincible.
LOL, Indeed. I feel this poor fellow however is now going to be reminded of that thinking every time he sits down.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Sometimes the bulls win. I should be sad over that? The bulls don't ask to play the games.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:58 AM
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Location: Here.
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In countries where bullfighting is the big sport, do young boys dream of dressing in embroidered tights and stabbing cattle?
In countries where football is the big sport, do young boys dream of dressing in tights and tackling each other?
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Canada
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In countries where football is the big sport, do young boys dream of dressing in tights and tackling each other?
Yes, of course they do. I don't know if young boys think about the "tights" thing, but most certainly some of the dream of playing football (in which tackling is a huge part of).

It is a uniform they wear. No different than dreaming of a policeman's uniform, a ballet dancer's tutu, etc. When kids dream of being something when they get older, the clothing is part of it.


And sadly, I'd say yes to Fat Freddy's question.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: CA
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I can't help but think, "haha. Idiot." Poor bulls.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:56 AM
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Yes, of course they do. I don't know if young boys think about the "tights" thing, but most certainly some of the dream of playing football (in which tackling is a huge part of).

It is a uniform they wear. No different than dreaming of a policeman's uniform, a ballet dancer's tutu, etc. When kids dream of being something when they get older, the clothing is part of it.


And sadly, I'd say yes to Fat Freddy's question.
In countries where hockey is the big sport, do young boys dream of getting their teeth knocked out?

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