Monday, March 17, 2008

What do you make of this?

This is a video fo a supposedly new sport --stallion fighting. Not for the faint of heart.

Dear God.

I had to turn it off a few minutes into it. If you watch it, let me know if there is a happy ending I did not see


Camille said...

Unfortunately stallion fighting is not a new sport. It's been going on for a very long time in some places :(

Sad for the horses.


Paige said...

I kind of suspected that.

It is amazing how depraved people can be. I guess it would make me sicker if Americans were doing this, as I would know it was not likely a cultural difference.

Still disgusting

theCloth said...

After seeing cock fights in Mexico I understand why the animals fight. It seems the horses instinctively do it to gain the favors of a female. The rooster naturally hate each other. While being raised they must be tied down to separate from each other.

I still can't figure why two men get into a boxing ring or a cage for extreme fights.

No, I take that back.

A profit to be made on spectators enjoying acts of violence seem to be common in these events.

Paige said...

I am with you Cloth, it is odd. Just this last year, I learned that someone I know and like is very active if cock fighting--he told me all about the industry and I was shocked to learn how prevalent it is, andhow much money is in it. I was also shocked at how common it is up north and active in EVERY state--it is not just a hillbilly thing evidently.

It was eye opening, disturbing, and sickening to me

Holly said...

those poor horses. In the wild the younger/smaller/less able stud wouldn't be confined and forced to endure such a beating. He'd take a couple of lumps and high tail it out of there.

it is simply beyond me how or why people get such enjoyment out of this stuff though (cock fights, dog fights etc).

Elly'sMom said...

I watched the whole thing Paige. The stallion that "wins" is awarded with breeding the mare that's used to tease the stallions into fighting. The owner of the stallion gets a big trophy. What it appeared to be is when one stallion lost the battle, the owner would pull his horse out of the ring, doctor him up and take him home. The mare was the paint that was in decent weight. There was a guy who would ring a gong for a break, I think that's when the owners would go and get the stallions.

How sad that this is a big pass time for those ppl. Poor horses! They are eating something at the end of the vid clip, I'm wondering if it's one of the loosers who didn't fare so well. Since they eat horses there.

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