25 Bizarre And Shockingly Legal Brutalities You Won’t Believe Are Done To Animals
For decades, animal cruelty has been one of the longest-standing issues in the world. Topics concerning animals, particularly animal rights, have spurred much debate and controversy among people and cultures. Every year, events that violate animal rights occur, causing public debates vocalized in the media. Outspoken activists have advocated the protection of animal rights along the way as well including high-profile celebrities. Here are 25 examples of legal brutalities done to animals that continue to spark outrage and debate among groups around the world.
20. Toro Embolado
Another festival that tortures animals, specifically bulls, comes from Spain and is called Toro Embolado. In this primitive tradition the organizers attach burning balls of flammable material to a bull’s horns, which is then released into an ecstatic, angry crowd who then harass the bull. As you’ve probably guessed, in the end the bull is killed after he has been tortured and humiliated for hours. For years animal welfare activists have been trying to stop this festival because of its extreme cruelty but without any success so far.
15. Canned hunt
We have all seen films where hunters proudly decorate their walls not with paintings or photos but with the heads of bears, deer, and others animals they have murdered. This barbaric hobby, also called canned hunt, is a “hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections.” Canned hunt has been officially banned in twenty U.S. states, which unfortunately means that it is still permitted in the other thirty.
10. Eating Live Seafood
Again, in many Asian countries including Japan, South Korea, China, and India eating live seafood is particularly popular. We can accept people who eat live oysters but watching a fish or octopus fight for their lives as they are literally chewed to death causes the same horror in some people as seeing a human being eaten alive by a shark. Keep in mind that people have choked to death trying to eat a live octopus since the animal use its suckers to stick to the inside of their throats in order to survive.
5. Zoo Animal Slaughter
This one is specific to one case, mainly the Copenhagen Zoo who deliberately shot and dismembered a 2 year old giraffe and then proceeded to feed it to the Lions in full view of the public. As if that wasn’t bad enough; soon after they euthanized four resident lions to make room for another unrelated male. And yes, this was all legal.