We are challenged this week to post something that appears wrong to us, and I have chosen some photos from my travels which to me shout “Wrong!!”
The first one was taken in China where we were taken by our tour guide to a cultural show. We were seated in a stadium, when they brought in the horses, and we suddenly realised that we were about to see horse-fighting. Neither of us could bear to sit and watch this barbaric and inhumane sport, so we left. I read that this ‘sport’ dates back 500 years in China, and the horses are bred to fight to the death. How very wrong is that?
Also in China, we saw Cormorant fishing which has been popular in both China and Japan since 960 AD. To control the birds, the fishermen tie a snare near the base of the bird’s throat. This prevents the birds from swallowing larger fish, which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. This seemed very wrong to me. What do you think?
I know that many steakhouses have this type of interior decor, but I do hate to see dead animal heads on display, like this one at the Longhorn we visited in Florida. I may be a bit of a hypocrite to enjoy eating the meat, but I think it’s wrong to have the animal giving me an accusatory look whilst I’m doing so.
For more “wrong” posts, go here.