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China's 'cruelty olympics' causes international outrage
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 09/30/2006 9:00:26 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000

A bear struggles to retain its balance while gripping the two metal hoops, which look more like shackles than acrobatics equipment, as a wildlife park worker looks on and laughs.

This is just the latest shocking picture to emerge from the Animal Olympic Games which is being held in China, a country with a shameful animal rights record.

Chimpanzees are forced to play basketball and apparently lift huge weights, while a docile brown bear is dressed in a tutu while navigating a makeshift obstacle course in one of the strangest events ever to be staged.

The photographs are published for the first time today following outrage at earlier images which showed kangaroos being forced to take part in boxing matches with their supposed keepers and a monkey cycling while tied by the collar to the children's bike.

Other events at the 'games' include a sea lion high jump and a tug of war between an elephant and members of the audience, with more than 300 animals taking part.

The forth of the biannual events at the Shanghai Wildlife Park has attracted thousands of visitors, including rapturous school children, but has provoked outrage and serious concerns among animal rights groups the world over.

And the 'cruelty Olympics' are being held just before the human Olympics take place in Beijing. The Captive Animals' Protection Society will be writing to the Chinese Ambassador in London to complain about the event.

Craig Redmond, the UK based campaigns manager, said: "The abuse of the animals is clear. The bears, for example, will be very distressed at being forced to wear muzzles, chained and made to fight.

"The macaque money is chained and the kangaroo has a harness too. The things these animals are being made to do are not natural acts, and there will no doubt be cruelty involved in making them perform these tricks."

Shirley Galligan from the Born Free foundation added: "This is degrading for the animals, insulting to our intelligence and a disaster for any possible chance of increasing respect for the wild animals we share the world with. The Shanghai Animal Olympics is about domination and manipulation."

The protests from animal rights groups has been felt by the Chinese Government, which is keen to improve its reputation among the international community in terms of both animal and human rights. This year's Olympics could therefore be the last.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animals; china; chinese; crime; cruelty; sick

1 posted on 09/30/2006 9:00:27 AM PDT by sonsofliberty2000
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To: sonsofliberty2000

First IBTZ?!

Who cares about this nonsense?


2 posted on 09/30/2006 9:02:04 AM PDT by wvobiwan (BOYCOTT NYT, LAT, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, WaPo, Haaretz, and ALL leftist rags!!!)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Actually it sounds like what the health nannies want to force all people to do.


3 posted on 09/30/2006 9:02:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

One can oppose animal cruelty without succumbing to the proposterous proposition that animals have rights.


4 posted on 09/30/2006 9:03:30 AM PDT by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: cripplecreek

Is that chimp really lifting that weight?


5 posted on 09/30/2006 9:04:02 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: wvobiwan

What the hell was zot worthy about this post?


6 posted on 09/30/2006 9:04:11 AM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
And the 'cruelty Olympics' are being held just before the human Olympics take place in Beijing.

No mention of China's cruelty towards Humans in this article.

7 posted on 09/30/2006 9:06:24 AM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup

yep. you'd think there'd be more outrage about China's treatment of humans. this is how socialists and communists see humans.. below animal level


8 posted on 09/30/2006 9:09:24 AM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Sick, sick, sick....


9 posted on 09/30/2006 9:09:38 AM PDT by Rocko ("Lamont doesn't know anything. You might as well vote for Michael Bolton."(O'Reilly))
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To: Maceman
One can oppose animal cruelty without succumbing to the proposterous proposition that animals have rights.

Bingo. There's nothing at all wrong with killing, eating or hunting animals or using them for work, but unnecessary cruelty should not be tolerated.

10 posted on 09/30/2006 9:10:48 AM PDT by elmer fudd
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Chimpanzees are forced to play basketball

And can probably beat the U.S. National Team.

11 posted on 09/30/2006 9:16:14 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Jeez, give me a break. If that's cruelty then there must no longer be a word for the real atrocities that man is capable of inflicting.

LBT
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12 posted on 09/30/2006 9:16:22 AM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: wvobiwan
First IBTZ?!
Who cares about this nonsense?


If you're not interested in "China's 'cruelty Olympics' causes international outrage", I suggest you don't click on a thread titled, "China's 'cruelty Olympics' causes international outrage".
No need to call a zot.
This place needs to be a little friendlier than that.
13 posted on 09/30/2006 9:16:34 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan; sonsofliberty2000
It seems some people would rather illustrate their own cruelty by trying to zot an innocent thread.
14 posted on 09/30/2006 9:22:26 AM PDT by Rocko ("Lamont doesn't know anything. You might as well vote for Michael Bolton."(O'Reilly))
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To: sonsofliberty2000

I've been to some zoos in China where the animals perform for food. It's very common there to "feed the animals". I've seen bears perform all sorts of tricks for a snack.


15 posted on 09/30/2006 9:22:30 AM PDT by free_at_jsl.com
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Appeal to emotionalism. Not freepworthy IMHO.


16 posted on 09/30/2006 9:24:39 AM PDT by jtal
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Looks like these guys are having fun to me....

Although I don't think the chimp is lifting any real weight. Looks more like plastic .... but what do I know?

17 posted on 09/30/2006 9:25:18 AM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

I am not one who subscribes to the theory that human rights should apply to animals. That being said, I think that this display from China is troubling.

Just because human rights do not apply to animals does not mean that we should torture them for the hell of it. I would like to think that people in general have a bit more intelligence and compassion than to find the suffering of dumb animals amusing.


18 posted on 09/30/2006 9:29:34 AM PDT by BattleBoar
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To: sonsofliberty2000
...will be very distressed...degrading for the animals...both animal and human rights...

These comments show that a bunch of mental defectives are protesting. They presume that cruelty is involved but can only come up with opinions about distressed animals and degrading treatment. Any time "animal rights" comes up I know the mind set of the protesters.

19 posted on 09/30/2006 9:29:39 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: sonsofliberty2000
The report is a difficult one:

The Chinese record on treating people is bad, and on animals it is absolutely abysmal.

On the other hand, animal rights people (distinct from animal lovers) believe that all manner of human treatment of animals is bad --zoos are "prisons", dogs cannot have "owners", full human rights should be conferred on monkeys, stepping on ants is an act of mass-murder....

You read the report, and condemn the Chinese, only to feel yourself at once falling into bed with KOOKS.....

20 posted on 09/30/2006 9:29:40 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Fighting Irish
The Chinese ARE cruel, but according to those PICTURES, I see NOTHING WRONG AT ALL.

The animals EARN their food, and appear to ENJOY it.

At base, these activists hate the self-sustaining business that even ANIMALS apparently take to, and in a COMMUNIST SOCIETY, no less...

But there's still synergy here: perhaps the PRC could hire the Animal Rights People as Laiogai jailers....? Red Guard executioners of "brigands, splittists, and roadsters"...?

21 posted on 09/30/2006 9:32:34 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: sonsofliberty2000

"Watch Amelican Preserent look at Monsta!"


22 posted on 09/30/2006 9:40:18 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Hey, at least the chimps aren't spitting and spewing other things on the bystanders. Sounds like this is a step up from the zoo.


23 posted on 09/30/2006 9:49:57 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
That's the trouble with animal rights groups. They want the animals to always remain animals, denying them their right to evolve into higher life forms. Here we teach them how to save lives, type, fly spaceships, drive cars, babysit, chase enemy submarines, sweep floors, play cards, act in the movies and offer them a host of other opportunities for evolvement and higher pay scales.

Ask any animal if they would prefer to be served three delicious meals a day, complete with napkins and extra helpings, and free medical and educational benefits as opposed to having to scrounge out in the jungles and forests and dodge traffic and see what they have to say.

24 posted on 09/30/2006 9:50:48 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Well, now that China is violating the civil rights of *animals,* maybe the Rats will get a clue about the Chicoms.


25 posted on 09/30/2006 9:52:42 AM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Well, now that China is violating the civil rights of *animals,* maybe the Rats will get a clue about the Chicoms.


26 posted on 09/30/2006 9:52:56 AM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wvobiwan

well, you for one.


27 posted on 09/30/2006 9:56:13 AM PDT by isom35
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To: jtal; cgk
Appeal to emotionalism. Not freepworthy IMHO.

Sure it is.
There is a wide variety of interests here.
Check out cgk's list of ping lists.
28 posted on 09/30/2006 10:15:28 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: sonsofliberty2000
This is what 5000 years of Chinese "civilization" boils down to? No wonder they're so vain and arrogant about their superiority. They can make bears wear tutus.
29 posted on 09/30/2006 10:19:11 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Fighting Irish

Yuck, like I wanted to see that monkey's twig and berries.


30 posted on 09/30/2006 10:26:50 AM PDT by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
Drudge has the title:

CHINA'S SICK ANIMAL OLYMPICS

It should read:

CHINA'S AWESOME ANIMAL OLYMPICS

That bear is being pwned

31 posted on 09/30/2006 10:29:07 AM PDT by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

Take that Skippy!

32 posted on 09/30/2006 10:33:33 AM PDT by csvset (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil & inhumane)
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To: MaryFromMichigan; cgk
Check out cgk's list of ping lists.

I did, and was SHOCKED, SHOCKED to see the picture in response #2 of that poor kitten being forced to work as a manual laborer! :-)

In all seriousness, these pictures from China look very much like any show with animals anywhere in the world (circuses, fairs, zoos etc.). You may not like the shows but to call them animal cruelty is a stretch IMHO.

And can we focus on getting China to treat its human beings decently first?

33 posted on 09/30/2006 10:37:59 AM PDT by jtal
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To: csvset

That kangaroo is tied up ..it has to stay there.......that's just cruel.


34 posted on 09/30/2006 10:53:32 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: Fawn
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Shocking Cruelty here too!
35 posted on 09/30/2006 11:00:45 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
I love it. Liberals must be going battier than a man with diarrhea being stuck in a round room and told he can only poop in a corner. Their worship of "isms", in this case environmentalism and communism, is slamming head long into the real world, and the dichotomy of what they believe about each "ism" is in sharp contrast with reality. Which one of the "isms" will they have to abandon in the face of this reality?
36 posted on 09/30/2006 12:15:27 PM PDT by Surtur (Free Trade is NOT Fair Trade unless both economies are equivalent.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000

I hate them as much as I hate muslims.


37 posted on 10/01/2006 12:43:54 AM PDT by Alex1977
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