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While randomly browsing, I came across yet another horrible type of abuse against animals: Stallion Fights.

A mare in season is staked out in a ring while two stallions fight over her. Like cockfighting or dogfighting -- this is horrendous.

Has anyone in this forum every encountered this? I didn't find it in my Forum search. I'm posting some URLS. Don't click unless you can handle some nasty pics and video.

Tournament of blood: The sheer horror of horse-fighting | Mail Online

HORSES FIGHTING TO THE DEATH in a MUSLIM festival tradition Bare Naked Islam's Weblog

 

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This has always made me angry. if people want to stab and shoot themselves and fight with eachothe then go the hell ahead, personally, if you want to stab eachother or punch eachother i dont care if both of them want to fight, but when they make animals fight eachother? i swear to god i would hurt every single person their if i had half a chance. this kinda stuff really makes me mad
 

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UGH I HATE THIS STUFF SOO MUCH!!!!! it's not fair to the animals at all why do people get pleasure from seeing animals kill each other it's horrible!!!!! i really wish that one day the horses would be like wait a second and stop then jump the fence and attack everyone in the crowd...that would show them.
 

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Doesn't seem like alot of damage is being done to me. They don't fight to the death they just fight untill one horse gets chased out of the pen. It's not my cup of tea but it's also not in my sphere of influence so I see no reason to get upset about it.
 

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The horses get beaten up pretty bad, including the mare used to provoke the stallions. The article mentioned broken legs and crushed faces, although I read it like an hour ago so I don't remember exactly. Then afterward, they cook the horse and serve it to the crowd...

It's cruel, but it's run by criminal organizations who wouldn't stop even if it was illegal; they don't care if they are breaking the law.

It's sad :( the world isn't always a pretty place.
 

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I won;t say to much, because if I do then I'll start ranting and who knows what will happen then. Stupid, stupid. They should make humans fight to the death if they want to see something like that. :(
 

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The horses get beaten up pretty bad, including the mare used to provoke the stallions. The article mentioned broken legs and crushed faces, although I read it like an hour ago so I don't remember exactly. Then afterward, they cook the horse and serve it to the crowd...

It's cruel, but it's run by criminal organizations who wouldn't stop even if it was illegal; they don't care if they are breaking the law.

It's sad :( the world isn't always a pretty place.
Most of the world eats horse meat so I don't see a problem with that. There also may very well be smashed faces and broken legs but don't you think if that was a common occurance they would have put some evidence of it in their propoganda. The only words I could understand in the video was Humane Society and PETA and that was about all I needed to hear.

I would guess that A> This doesn't happen on a frequent basis.
B> The damage done is exagerated.

I don't think it's right but it's not in my power to stop it so I'll work on something else.
 

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I agree with you kevinshorses.

And it's just the thought of cutting up a horse right on the ground and cooking it that grosses me out, not the fact they eat the horse meat. I'd be grossed out no matter what animal they cut up and ate, and I love me some meat.
 

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Once it's killed it really doesn't matter where they cut it up the animal is far past feeling it.
 

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Yes, I know they don't feel it. It is gross to watch the cutting up of flesh, with blood everywhere, and flies all around. I was not a fan of the Saw movies, I don't enjoy watching gore. I don't know how more specific I can get.
 

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Doesn't seem like alot of damage is being done to me. They don't fight to the death they just fight untill one horse gets chased out of the pen. It's not my cup of tea but it's also not in my sphere of influence so I see no reason to get upset about it.
If you read the article is said they fight to the death or killed by the owner because they cannot afford vet care. Not sure why you would think this is ok?
 

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Because he does and it is his opinion. I doubt he is going to go and fight his own valuable livestock so there should really be no problem with his opinion.

I think it is barbaric, ignorant, and sickening like all other animal mutilation sports such as dog and cock fighting, bull fighting, steer tripping and horse tripping, ect...
 

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I think it is a horrible thing to do to all the horses involved. As kevin mentioned though, it's not something we can do anything about. I wish there was something that could be done though. The worse thing is, all those kids out there watching and cheering is an assurance that it will go on for generations to come.
 

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Well, I think watching that kind of thing for entertainment is absolutely barbaric, the things people get a kick out of now a days really disturb me.

I don't think it's right to pen up two stallions and provoke them to fight, however, I'm not to sure on the subject but I would think stallions exhibit similar behaviors on their own when a mare is in question, they have to establish who gets the female, like a lot of other animal species.

I however, do not feel it right to provoke the behavior for sole entertainment, it is quite repulsive.
 

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This takes place in the Phillipines and has been going on for decades.

Yes, it's been outlawed by the Phillipine government, but when has that ever stopped people from fighting animals and betting on the outcome?

Every country has illegal animal fighting going on, so none of us have room to point fingers. Cock fighting and dog fighting are still very much a part of the seedy side of the U.S. even though they've been outlawed.

Heck, what about bullfighting and the running of the bulls in Spain? Both of those are still legal, although with the running of the bulls more people than bulls get hurt.

Bullfighting is considered a 'tradition' with the Spaniards, and although I find it distasteful, it's a legal sport. Different countries have different ideals, and none of us are going to change that.
 

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If you read the article is said they fight to the death or killed by the owner because they cannot afford vet care. Not sure why you would think this is ok?

The article wasn't what I would call impartial. Just because the article says something doesn't make it true. There was video of the horses fighting and I saw nothing that looked like the horses were seriously hurt. As I said before if the horses were being terribly injured then the video would show them. Groups that put out videos like this edit them to show the worst possible cases so what your seeing is the worst that happened while they were filming.
 

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Okay when they play the culture card it makes me super angry. So what if its their culture! It's wrong and it disgusts me these people enjoy watching horses beat the snot out of each other. It's like saying child abuse is okay because it's "part of the culture and who are we to judge". Culture or not it's wrong and needs to be stopped.

And yup every race/region has their own bad side. I have no respect for anyone who enjoys the various animal fights taking place.
 

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yes, I've heard of this and seen it before. This I don't think is natural because they do not behave like this in the wild. Humans make them hostile like that.
 

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yes, I've heard of this and seen it before. This I don't think is natural because they do not behave like this in the wild. Humans make them hostile like that.
That's not true! Horses act exactly like that when there is a mare in heat. I turned a stallion out with some mares and a gelding that had been with them jumped out of the corral before I could get him loaded in the trailer and that stallion chewed on him so bad he almost tried to jump back in the corral. I have never seen a horse so happy to run through a gate.
 
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