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post #1 of 12 Old 06-01-2013, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Horse fighting...what do you think?

Well today I came across this video: (warning some parts are violent)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w0Q-JS9RME&feature=youtube_gdata_player

And I think that it is quite a disgusting and primitive thing to do. I hope this terrible act of cruelty doesn't become more widespread.

I know that stallions will instinctively fight for mares but to purposely put them together just to see them kill eachother is sick.
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I didnt watch the video but ive seen this before- people in other countries fight horses just like they fight dogs and cockfighting.. I think its all sickenin! Some people are just.. i dont know!
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I didnt watch the video but ive seen this before- people in other countries fight horses just like they fight dogs and cockfighting.. I think its all sickenin! Some people are just.. i dont know!
Yeah, its really cruel. And what gets me is that the only reason that "sport" is still going is because of the brainless tourists who keep throwing money at the people who organize it. I never understood how people get a thrill out of another creatures pain.
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While aside from the fact that the horse's are treated like crap, poor living conditions, etc. horses (especially 2 stallions and a mare in heat) will fight. To get to bred/leader/etc. Period.

Now I'm not in favor of purposely doing it, like what was shown, and I surely don't support such brutality. However its the fact of the manner.

I didn't watch the whole thing, but it doesn't seem like they forced the horses like what they would do to dogs. I believe for dogs they would bait a raccoon/rodent in the middle of the ring, in a cage, and the dogs chase it and as soon as they're close to it the cage lifts up and the two dogs run into each other instantly engaging in a fight.

ETA: I agree though, I don't see this as a 'sport' anyone should be supporting.

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Yeah, its really cruel. And what gets me is that the only reason that "sport" is still going is because of the brainless tourists who keep throwing money at the people who organize it. I never understood how people get a thrill out of another creatures pain.
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I agree! I dont understand what the fascination is- i dont think a sane person would want to see somethin like this- im sure the people that watch this kinda thing aint right in the head.. i understand that the third world countries are in poverty and this is how to make good money but i just dont like it- id be tryin to sell them for money not fight them.. i just dont get it!
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While aside from the fact that the horse's are treated like crap, poor living conditions, etc. horses (especially 2 stallions and a mare in heat) will fight. To get to bred/leader/etc. Period.

Now I'm not in favor of purposely doing it, like what was shown, and I surely don't support such brutality. However its the fact of the manner.

I didn't watch the whole thing, but it doesn't seem like they forced the horses like what they would do to dogs. I believe for dogs they would bait a raccoon/rodent in the middle of the ring, in a cage, and the dogs chase it and as soon as they're close to it the cage lifts up and the two dogs run into each other instantly engaging in a fight.

ETA: I agree though, I don't see this as a 'sport' anyone should be supporting.
It is sad, and horses arent even native to their land. People will do anything for money.

No, with dogs they have a "bait dog" (normally a runt or injured dog) that they teach the dogs to go after while the bait dog is tied up. Initially they start out with racoons, but it progresses to dogs.
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While aside from the fact that the horse's are treated like crap, poor living conditions, etc. horses (especially 2 stallions and a mare in heat) will fight. To get to bred/leader/etc. Period.

Now I'm not in favor of purposely doing it, like what was shown, and I surely don't support such brutality. However its the fact of the manner.

I didn't watch the whole thing, but it doesn't seem like they forced the horses like what they would do to dogs. I believe for dogs they would bait a raccoon/rodent in the middle of the ring, in a cage, and the dogs chase it and as soon as they're close to it the cage lifts up and the two dogs run into each other instantly engaging in a fight.

ETA: I agree though, I don't see this as a 'sport' anyone should be supporting.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english201...138061_51n.jpg
^theyre usin a mare in heat here to make them fight- or so it looks.. id say this is their way of 'baitin' untill theyre trained to fight eachother on command.

Thats not how people 'bait' a dog fight either- they use things tied to trees to build up muscle in the jaws and then they switch to a 'bait dog' to build confidence.. i know what youre thinkin.. no- i dont fight or promote dog fighting at all- watched a documentation on it and the reason theyre tryin to ban bulldogs.. on a good note theyre givin the spectators jail time now for dogfights and cockfight rings! Bout time!
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I agree! I dont understand what the fascination is- i dont think a sane person would want to see somethin like this- im sure the people that watch this kinda thing aint right in the head.. i understand that the third world countries are in poverty and this is how to make good money but i just dont like it- id be tryin to sell them for money not fight them.. i just dont get it!
Its strange, man has been like that forever, look at the Romans and the gladiators, and jousting for the midevals, and now violence on t.v shows and movies. I dont think it would ever go away. And the people that watch it become desensitized to other beings feelings.

Me too, I would be riding or selling them
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Its strange, man has been like that forever, look at the Romans and the gladiators, and jousting for the midevals, and now violence on t.v shows and movies. I dont think it would ever go away. And the people that watch it become desensitized to other beings feelings.

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Not sayin this cause im a woman- my dh has told me himself- its definitely a testosterone thing to want to see an animal or people fight- look at the fight shows.. nothin against it- i watch it myself- but its exactly what you said -gladiators steppin into a ring and beatin the snot out of each other- except theres rules to it- and i agree- ive seen so many fights after the big fights have gone on because they think theyre fighters after watchin it! Its crazy!


sorry- edited so i didnt get into any kinda trouble for namin a specific thing.

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