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post #51 of 58 Old 11-07-2008, 12:01 AM
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There might be a risk even if the lion is well trained, but the chance that it'd both do something dangerous and is impossible to stop is rather low.
Are you kiding! its a friggen lion. A play bite would take your head off. Not trying to sound rude........ but it would most deffinetly not take much to loose control of such an animal no matter how well trained it is meant to be. The power behind a lion is enormous.... And as soon as natural instincts kick in you cant stop them.....as with any animal...including horses ...right down to your pet cat.

I have seen that picture before and absoulutly dissagree with it. Not so much beacause of the predator prey match up but more so because of the most likely methods of bringing those two animals together.
That lion has no teeth. And while cats can eat fine with no teeth I cant honeslty say that lion looks as healthy as it should. I strongly dissagree with animals for entertainment such as that...any circus with animals in it i will have nothing to do with.

And yes simply riding a horse or even owning a horse is unatural for them but as far as i can see owning a animal ( provided its looked after to the best of your ability ) and using animals in such a fashion like in this picture, altering them to suit the act and keeping them in more than unatural conditions dont come into the same catagory.

There is nothing cute, amazing , or whatever word ya wanna use, about such an act. Makes me furious, and i know humans do far worse to animals but that doesnt mean things like in that image are any less worth attention.
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post #52 of 58 Old 11-07-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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It's the 'predator/prey'' issue people have that I'm against, since peoples only arguement is ''it's against their instincts.''
As I've said before I don't agree with any training methods or lots of other stuff in that case, but that doesn't mean such a show can't be performed without scaring or harming the animals.


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Are you kidding me?! Does anyone on here really think you can train a horse to carry a lion without scaring it?! That horse in the second picture certainly was terrified---and that's after training! What is wrong with people anyway? Does anyone remember Siegfreid and Roy? If the trainer can be mauled, why not the "partner" of the act? I don't know, I'm just totally sickened by this---and some of us are worried about animals being slaughtered?

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Still nobody has given a good explanation to why it would be impossible to do.
The ''it's unnatural and the lion is a predator'' doesn't hold, since humans are predators and unatural as well.


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but humans are not crouched over the horse as if they are about to snap it's neck in half....

lions and tigers are wild animals...they are unpredictable, no matter the extent of the training.

If the horse was not scared, you would not see the whites of his eyes, and his head would be lower - he is trying to avoid his ears touching the lion...he's scared.

It's not impossible to perform, because as we all have seen it has been done - the question is to weather it should be done or not...and my vote says "no".

This is no different than asking a person with a papercut to swim in front of a "trained" great white shark.

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This is no different than asking a person with a papercut to swim in front of a "trained" great white shark.
Brilliant way of putting it my friend. Totally agree.
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When I first saw that pic, I really thought it was fake(I have seen it before). But then I saw the second pic. I am not so sure about that. That lion seems pretty big, and I am not sure how happy that horse is with it on its back.

JUST TO TELL YOU, I DONT THINK ITS NOT PHOTOSHOPPED !!
They wouldnt seriously photoshop every single pic
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I also hope I was aloud to post that website. If not PLEASE ignore it. I am really sorry if I wasn't...

If I was, the last pic, totally...ARRAH...ssshhiiisshhh....!!!!!!!!


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