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. 🙂
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China is top of my list of places not to go to.
That doesn’t surprise me one bit. 🙂
Come on….. what kind of people would enjoy seeing animals fight….. sad…. 😦
Very sad indeed, ioanna. Thanks for your comment. 🙂
So many atrocities are committed in the name of sport… Tragic really! 😦
Very tragic indeed. Thanks for your comment.
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.
Glad you agree with my sentiments, TG. 🙂
Ack on the horse fighting! (and everything else in this post) It just doesn’t seem humane at all. I wouldn’t have watched either. 😦
Thanks for your view Angelia. You’re right, it’s so wrong.
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!@
Thanks so much. I think that could be a very good idea of yours.
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All very very wrong! Urgh, people make me so cross!
I knew you’d agree, Marco.
Hehe I can feel another stupid people post coming up, lol.
All very WRONG!
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I agree that all three are wrong. Setting animals against each other for man’s pleasure is barbaric and sickening.
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Ugh, all so very wrong. China is not on my travel wishlist because of just this sort of thing…
Thanks, Ruth. Their human and animal rights policies leave much to be desired.
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Terribly wrong. 😦
Agree!! its absolutely wrong!
Without the photos I am reminded of a favourite saying of my mother’s ‘I am not always right, but I am never wrong!’
Your mother sounds like my kind of woman, grannymar. 🙂
Interesting challenge. A challenge for you is to use each of these pictures and go in a different direction. Well done!
Thanks so much for your comment, Frank. 🙂 Hope the golf went better this weekend.
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.
I think Walmart anywhere, is quite scary, evea. 🙂
Haha..yes, thinks u saw some nasty ones with all the traveling u have done?
That’s for sure. 😆
What an interesting photo challenge!! I’ll have to rack my brains!!! Imagine horse fighting…horrible!!
Thanks, Lisa. Racking your brains could be considered wrong. 😀
Great choices for the photo challenge AD 😉
Thanks, Chris. 😉
Any form of animal fighting is wrong!
I absolutely agree with you, Tandy.
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
Thanks, Blossom. I so agree with you. Hugs to you too. 😉 I don’t seem to be able to get to your blog anymore. Have you deleted it?
. 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.
Horse fighting!!!! How low can people go?
It’s just shocking, Debra.
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! 🙂
Thanks Gilly. You and I are of similar mind and sense of humour. 😀
All three were wrong.
Thanks, Amy. No question in my mind.
A good depiction of “wrong” love it…
Thanks so much, bdt. We need a wrong post from you too. 🙂
Look at my gravatar that’s a wrong post
It just makes me want to tickle you. 😆
You are right on all wrongs!
Thanks, newsy. 🙂
So you think that I’m right? 🙂
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.
Thanks for your opinion, PIp. 🙂
Totally agree with all your thoughts. Very wrong!
Thanks, Marianne. Glad you agree. 🙂
you are so right, this is very wrong,.. 😉
All wrong without a doubt AD
Thanks, Madhu.I somehow knew that you’d agree with me. 🙂
Yea, animal heads in a restaurant is deplorable.
Absolutely. I think they’re horrid anywhere. We have a distant relative who has a house full. 😦
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.
Oh no, I can’t bear fish with the head on. Give me flllets any day. 🙂
So with you on all of your Wrong photos and reasons!
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Thanks, Ruth. 😉