Chinese Bullfighting: Too Cruel, Too?
You don't use a razor sharp dagger
on an animal that's 1/1000,000 of fraction your own inteligence...
You let them do it the way nature does it!
So inhumane and unfair you white folks!
Chinese bull trainer Wang Youxiu says he didn’t realize Spanish bullfights end with the matador slaying the bull. Too cruel for Chinese bull owners, he says. “We are too emotionally attached to our bulls,” he explains. “Even when they get old, we don’t kill them. We sell them to far-away places.”
Though hardly a well known pastime, Chinese bullfighting has grown in tandem with the country’s economy. Where farmers used to stage showdowns in fields for beer money, matches these days can involve purses as high as 50,000 yuan (nearly $8,000), and one town in Yunnan province – where the tradition was born — even has a new bullfighting arena.
But some animal-rights advocates think the Chinese sport ought to be halted because it’s also cruel to pit bull against bull even if the bulls survive the fight. “There shouldn’t be any type of animal fighting or performing for human entertainment,” says Hua Ning, a Beijing manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The bulls “may hurt themselves during the fight and the noisy crowds who are watching the fighting make the animals very stressful.”