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by Charlie Thunell PL&T / April 5, 2004 6:27 PM PDT

Anybody knows anything about bullfighting? What is your opinion about it? Is it any worse than rodeo?

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Certainly its worse than Rodeo
by IanC_OZ / April 5, 2004 7:01 PM PDT
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Ignoring illegal bouts, just discussing what's legal

in Rodeo, a bull goes "gitoff"

in bullfighting, a bull is tortured with acid coated spikes, so that the bull slows due to blood loss, but remains active for a longer time due to pain.

in Rodeo, its over in a count of seconds.

in bullfighting, its over when someone or something dies.

Of course, you knew this.



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Tell me Ian...
by Charlie Thunell PL&T / April 5, 2004 7:12 PM PDT

How many bullfights have you attended? What do you know about bullfighting? I'm just curious since you seem to be opinionated about it. Have you read "The Sun also rises" by Hemmingway?

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Are you discussing Spanish bullfights, or southern France?
by IanC_OZ / April 6, 2004 12:26 AM PDT
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I wasn't expressing an opinion old chum, I was describing the process by which the picadores prepare the bull for the matadore.

Personally, having unfortunately read in depth of the process of a bull fight, I would never attend one.

I suppose now you'll say I'm opinionated about hangings, because I know the process of that in depth as well, and the gas chamber, and the lethal injection version of societal murder, yet I do not wish to observe any one of those either.

I also know how a nuclear reactor works, though I haven't been inside one.

I HAVE attended many rodeos, and enjoyed them, though I would be quite incapable of performing the deeds. And, no, the bulls were not tortured.


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IMHO..Any SPORT that people enjoy, that tortures, maimes or kills a living creature needs "help"....NT
by MzLee / April 5, 2004 11:01 PM PDT
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Re:IMHO..Any SPORT that people enjoy, that tortures, maimes or kills... How about pro boxing? (NT)


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There's a difference

Boxers know what they're getting into and can choose to enter the ring or not. The bull has no idea what is in store for him and couldn't do much about it even if he did know.

I'm no fan of boxing either and yes, I think it's a barbaric sport, but it's not as low as bullfighting IMO.

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Thanks Josh, your reply are my feelings, but you found the right words, whereas I would have been struggling,
by MzLee / April 6, 2004 12:15 AM PDT
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I can think of a few more sports of this type other than what has been already mentioned...chicken fights, dog fights to name a few.
I think it's barbaric sports using animals who have no choice in the matter.


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Re:There's a difference
by Diana Forum moderator / April 6, 2004 12:29 AM PDT
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The purpose of boxing is not to main and kill but to win. The purpose of bull fighting is to main and kill (at least the Spanish version). It is my understanding that in the Portugese version, the bull lives to fight another day.

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Re: Bullfighting... Reminds me of the old joke...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 5, 2004 11:41 PM PDT
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... about a nameless South American country.

What's your most popular sport?
Isn't it revolting?
No, that's our second most popular sport!

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Or THIS old joke
by Josh K / April 6, 2004 12:03 AM PDT

A guy is about to take a trip to Spain. Before he leaves, his friend tells him, "When you get there, be sure to go into a nice restaurant and order the bull's balls. I know what you're thinking, but really, they're a delicacy there." The guy says OK and heads off to Spain.

His first night there, he finds a nice restaurant that has bull's balls on the menu, and he orders them. The waiter brings out a plate with two huge balls on it. The guy is a little reluctant at first, but he tastes it and loves it. He wolfs them down and returns to the restaurant every night during his visit, ordering the bull's balls every time.

On the last night of his trip, he places his order and the waiter brings his plate out -- with two tiny little balls on it. The guy asks, "Hey, what's with this?"

The waiter replies, "Well, you see se

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nt) Baboom!! :-)
by IanC_OZ / April 6, 2004 12:28 AM PDT
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