Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong


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.

 

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70 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

  1. Great pictures and great posts. I’m a meat-eater myself and I hate cow heads staring at me while I’m tacos. I don’t go to that restaurant anymore.

  2. I agree. People should not display reminders of cruelty to animals. May be we should stop patronizing food places that prides it self in hunting animals. Great post!@

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  6. Well, when it comes to the Chinese, there are a lot of wrongs. I have an e-mail that has photos of how a wall mart looks in China, not nice.

  7. Oh goodness No! I agree they are all so so wrong AD, I dont think I could have handled watching any of them either. Hugs

  8. . Saw an example of the cormorant fishing on an episode of The Amazing Race – though they made no mention of the snare.
    Not comfortable with any of these to be honest, especially the horses.
    Yet it is funny what we (westerners) would consider culturally acceptable might well be considered abhorrent to others; and I’m sure there are plenty of examples.
    Some vegetarians are quite vocal on anything to do with eating meat.

    • This is true, Ark. Each to his own, I guess, but the innocent victims have to be protected by those who care. The thought of horse-fighting is sickening.

  9. I’ve never heard of horse fighting but how sick can you get? so very, very wrong! I’m glad you posted the cow head though, the idea of it watching you eat is hilarious! :-)

  10. I know exactly what you mean about animals. I’m just writing my post now.
    I can undestand hunting for food, but NEVER just killing an animal for sheer fun or as a trophy.

  11. I found this challenge a bit unsettling, but agree with your choices. I’ve never been comfortable eating a fish with head still attached either.

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