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    Spanish Bullfighter Gored to Death

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57...b01edea78e3345

    A Spanish matador has been gored to death in the ring. I was surprised to learn that this is the first matador killed in the 21st Century. I thought bullfighting was more dangerous than that.

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    I heard the bullfighter was carrying a concealed weapon.

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    I always root for the animal.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    On live TV. Also three other gored in different towns "running with the Bulls"

    good week for the Bulls, Bad week for stupid people.
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    Glad I went long on the Bulls this week.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    A moment of silence
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    Once (probably 1975), I was at a bullfight in Madrid. The matador was gored and had a lung punctured. At the time of the goring, he thrust his blade into the bull and killed him. The ear of the bull was cut off and tied to the matador's hand. The matador was picked up by 3-5 banderilleros and was carried around the ring with cheers from the crowd for 5 mins before being rushed to the hospital, or morgue.
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    Is is just me or do others like to see the animals win from time to time. Read something about a pride of lions killing a group of poachers in Africa the other day. Not like you are assuming something can't go wrong by jumping into a ring with a bull. Was at a Costa Rica local town rodeo last year and they had bull ring. Total make shift ring, no rules, anyone could go in after the rider was bucked off. Those bulls looked huge from my vantage point on top of the ring and I'm guessing the Bulls in Spain at these major events dwarf the ones in CR.

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    Reminds me of January 5, 1971....go Reds! Go Bulls!

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    Happy for the bull
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluff View Post
    Is is just me or do others like to see the animals win from time to time. .
    On some of these nature / science shows where they are tranquillizing some poor animal to put on a radio collar or something, i invariably catch myself rooting for the animal to wake up and f@ck someone up. i recognize that the such collaring efforts are done for the greater good etc. but f@ck it, i wouldn't mind seeing the poor bear or wolf dish out some punishment. Come to think of it, his sounds like a potentially fruitful youtube search. I'll let you guys know if I find anything of interest.
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    Don't you mess with the bull young man, you'll get the horns...

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    Since the bull won, does he get to live out his life in the pasture getting fat and getting laid? Or do they just throw him back into the ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by V-rex View Post
    Since the bull won, does he get to live out his life in the pasture getting fat and getting laid? Or do they just throw him back into the ring?
    Actually, they just execute it for not dying properly.

    You should read about what the Chinese are doing to a polar bear and a wolf in a fucking shopping mall. Live animal, alone in a small glass box, in the middle of the interior of the mall, everyhour of everyday, so assholes can knock on the glass and take selfies. Not even attempting to have any kind of "habitat". Just a glass box. Worse than death. Worse than the polar bear in Argentina.

    Fuck humans.
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Are there pics of that exhibit in chinoisistan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    Are there pics of that exhibit in chinoisistan?
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    http://m.scmp.com/news/china/society...ew-polar-world

    One of the many articles. Pics are in the link.

    An aquarium housing beluga whales, penguins and polar bears has opened in a mall in downtown Guangzhou, but an animal welfare expert said the enclosures were too small and the mainland already had an overabundance of zoos.

    Visitors to the Grandview Mall Aquarium were sparse on Friday morning, the first day after the launch. Most of the patrons were young children accompanied by their parents or grandparents.

    The facility spans 58,000 square metres across the second and third floor, and calls itself as the “world’s largest indoor above-ground polar marine world”. It claims to have 500 species on display, including 30,000 marine animals.

    But a visit to the aquarium found some of the animals displaying troubling symptoms.

    An Arctic wolf, about 1 metre long, was seen pacing back and forth in its pen, which measured about 130 square feet.

    The wolf scratched at the glass and the walls of its enclosure, causing the paint – which depicts the bluish hues of the Arctic – to fall off.

    Another Arctic wolf, caged in an area behind the enclosure, was also found pacing and appeared agitated.

    Six beluga whales, each about 2 meters long, were swimming in a glass tank about four metres deep, six metres wide and 15 metres long.

    Deeper into the interior of the facility, three Adlie penguins were fenced off on a small patch of snow. Staff said they would be isolated for 20 days to prevent them from swimming and falling ill as they moult.

    Four walruses were seen swimming in a tank around one metre in height, one metre in width and five metres in length.

    The Guangzhou Zhengjia Group which runs the Grandview Aquarium, issued a “Biodiversity Conservation Proposal” on Thursday, promising that all animals were acquired through formal and legal channels, and that the aquarium would operate according to relevant laws and rules.

    But an animal welfare specialist criticised the facility as too small for the animals.
    It’s obvious that it is not used to the extremely small space
    He Yong, International Fund for Animal Welfare

    He Yong, the China director for campaigns and communications at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said the inadequate enclosures would seriously damage the animals’ mental and physical well-being.

    “The Arctic wolf pacing around and scratching at the walls shows its mental health has already been badly damaged,” he said.

    “It’s obvious that it is not used to the extremely small space.

    “If these animals are captured in the wild, it is even more problematic,” he said. “Wild animals belong to the wild.”

    He said China has “too many” zoos and marine worlds, many of which are “in very poor conditions”.

    The Sunday Morning Post contacted the Grandview Aquarium for comment but there was no immediate reply.

    Tickets ranged from 208 yuan (US$32 or HK$246) to 260 yuan.

    International animal welfare charities have long criticised the authorities on the mainland for not doing enough to protect wildlife and domestic animals from cruelty and abuse.

    Their complaints include the demand in China for often endangered animals as food or as ingredients in medicines.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    I was shocked to hear that it was a Spanish bull fighter, poor showing, I would have guessed a Cambodian Matador. Although that is always my-go to trivia answer

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    Here's another story on the polar bear stuck in the glass box in a Chinese mall.

    Fucking heartbreaking.

    In the YouTube video you can see the animal is completely alone, broken, and in distress.


    http://www.newser.com/story/228265/w...ign=autotweet1
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sluff View Post
    Is is just me or do others like to see the animals win from time to time. Read something about a pride of lions killing a group of poachers in Africa the other day. Not like you are assuming something can't go wrong by jumping into a ring with a bull. Was at a Costa Rica local town rodeo last year and they had bull ring. Total make shift ring, no rules, anyone could go in after the rider was bucked off. Those bulls looked huge from my vantage point on top of the ring and I'm guessing the Bulls in Spain at these major events dwarf the ones in CR.
    you'd like the way real men hunt feral boars in texas. they catch it and wrestle it to the ground before they kill it (or the boar messes them up). just shooting it is not considered sporting, even with a bow and arrow.

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