Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

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Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

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Being the guy in the barrel might be fun. :lol: Sorry for the annoying music.
https://youtu.be/kb-rNRdAtqE

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Re: Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

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:-O Now that appears to be a more entertaining sport than the bleedin' bullfighters of Spain!! :lol:

Found it hilarious as that bull went a*se over t*t and still it did not learn anything by it, nearly did it again but for the horns!!

If that happened here, then Health and Safety would demand that the horns be plugged with cork bottle stops to prevent injury!!! :doh: :lol: :lol:

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They still use the cruel rope pulled tight over the base of the bull's penis just as they do in rodeo bull riding (and the same for bucking horses too). It's the pain caused by that rope that gets the animals riled up in the first place! If you look closely at the last bull in that video you can see one of the wranglers release the rope right at the end and the bull quietly returns to the pen as soon as the pain goes away.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a veggie, vegan or PETA fan (in fact I think most PETA supporters are morons as their interference often causes the animals more suffering) and I eat meat most days but I do not like to see cruelty to animals for the sake of a so called 'sport'!
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Re: Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

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They still use the cruel rope pulled tight over the base of the bull's penis just as they do in rodeo bull riding (and the same for bucking horses too). It's the pain caused by that rope that gets the animals riled up in the first place! If you look closely at the last bull in that video you can see one of the wranglers release the rope right at the end and the bull quietly returns to the pen as soon as the pain goes away.

Hi Larry, I was totally unaware of this and did not even notice as my attention was of the rider and bull as a whole rather than what they had done with the rope. I agree totally with your written sentiments, had I known I would not have laughed as much!! :$

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Re: Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

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No problem Nigel but it's worth bearing in mind when you see bucking broncos or bucking bulls at rodeos. The animal is not necessarily trying to get rid of the rider, it is trying to stop the pain from the rope!
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I'm sorry guys, but as someone who's been around Rodeo for many years, I hate to see the continued ignorance being shared. The flank rope is not a "cruel rope". A properly seated strap is snug, but not tight (most people compare the proper tightness to that of a corset or girdle). It is not over the genitals (in fact, it's almost a foot behind them), and it does not cause pain. The stock contractors put many years, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars into the health and wellbeing of their bulls. Producing a top tier bucking bull or bronco can bring in several million over its career. Creating pain would reduce that career because eventually, it would cause lasting damage. Also, the siring fees off a top tier bull or bronc make it even more undesirable to do any damage to the genitals that might cause problems with that.

And don't link me to anything from PETA, the most unreliable and joke of an animal "advocacy" group out there. They only advocate for themselves.

Here's several posts about Flank Ropes/Straps -

https://www.calgarystampede.com/blog/20 ... nk-straps/

https://www.liveabout.com/how-to-make-b ... ck-2901590

http://legendsrevealed.com/sports/2009/ ... so-raging/
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Re: Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

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I wasn't going to buy into this at all, but seeing as we've been given links to information, I looked.
In the first one:
The flank strap enhances the bucking action and helps the animal kick outwards and upwards but it doesn’t force the animal to buck if it doesn’t feel like it.
I'm so glad that they are "helping" the animal. :)
I wonder how much padding is hidden under the rope tied round the bulls in the first videos. :dunno:

Regardless of whether the animal is hurt or not, you only need to observe animals for a while to see that they have intelligence, emotions, and curiosity. I have also seen plenty of examples of humour generated by animals; they may not speak human language, but they are not "dumb". Some circuses have stopped using animals in their acts; a good move away from treating them as tools for entertainment.
Humans have some attributes that make some feel superior; they should try running as fast as a horse, jumping as nimbly as a monkey, finding water like any wild animal. I won't attempt a full list. In case you want to see a lamb showing forward thinking and a sense of pure fun, I'll edit this with a link to my video.EDIT:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVY4NIe ... wner-smbtn
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Talking about cruelty to animals' private parts, this one had me in hysterics!! :rofl: :rofl:

Karma at its' best!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kjY9sKdHlY

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Re: Video: American Freestyle Bullfighting

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Nigel H-J wrote: 22 Sep 2020, 14:06 Talking about cruelty to animals' private parts, this one had me in hysterics!! :rofl: :rofl:

Karma at its' best!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kjY9sKdHlY

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Too funny! :lol: :lol: :lol: Poor bear.

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