I love it when rodeo clowns get gored and thrown 15 feet in the air by the not surprisingly angry bull. It makes me laugh and a feeling of warm fuzziness fills me inside, as if some grand atrocity has been righted and resolved in one split second.
Rodeo clowns are a special group of people (I really mean ‘special’), who dress up in clothing from a bygone age, and gather together in order to enjoy the righteous and manly activity of being cruel to a bull, or horse, or whatever else the fuck they manhandle!
Stop doing this, clowns. You bloody clowns. You people have managed to combine two of the worst things on Earth, cruelty to animals and clowns! Bravo! What an event! “Let’s watch some guys we met down at the Church on Sunday dress up as clowns and treat large majestic animals like dirt!” Such an absurd idea, Monty Python could never have dreamt it up.
I know there’s a long tradition of rodeo in the United States for example (have you heard of it? It’s a large country that does a lot of things), it’s a country founded on the taming of the land by the pioneers and explorers. But come on, you no longer kill Native Americans for the fun of it, so why capture, torture, terrorise large beasts for fun? No reason. I guess you like it. But! You must sometimes hear the moans and wails of pain coming from the bulls or horses that have broken their backs or legs in the rodeo arena? If and when you hear the animals literally crying in distress, what do you feel? Do you feel nothing? Are you totally ambivalent towards it? Or what?
The Spanish tradition of matador and bull is way worse than anywhere else on Earth. They stab and whip the animal beforehand to get it ‘revved up’…….sickening. If you are a professional Spanish Matador who makes his living via rodeo shite, then logic follows thusly – – in order to have your small child perform best in school, you must whip them and stab them to get them ‘in the right mindset’ for optimum test performance.
I know there are some more pressing issues in the world at the moment, problems that involve humans (which are more important than animals)(I’m not sure how much more important, but we certainly are.) But, Rodeo, Matador performances and just general animal cruelty (horse racing may be another) just needs to stop.
The exact moment we can stop treating animals like shit, is the exact moment that we become more compassionate and empathetic towards our fellow humans.
It’s not a sport! It’s plain madness masquerading as something grand and noble! Piss off. Most countries in the Western world have totally banned the act of rodeo. The USA and Australia still allow it, this is not good. It’s gotta stop.
A good quote is this (something like this) – – “If you want to know whether a man is cruel or kind, watch the way he interacts with a dog he meets for the first time”