Don't Hoist, Bind, and Starve Bulls for Superstition!
  • Petitioned Ambassador Cui Tiankai

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Ambassador Cui Tiankai
China National Tourism Administration

Don't Hoist, Bind, and Starve Bulls for Superstition!

    1. Linda Camac
    2. Petition by

      Linda Camac

      Philadelphia, PA

Cruel traditions based on superstition and culture, at the expense of innocent and suffering animals, can no longer be tolerated.
For the Dong Festival, the villages of the Guangxi Zhuang region practice hoisting bulls up trees and leaving them there until they die. These animals suffer a very slow, agonizing, and terror-filled death while villagers and tourists (including children) snap photos and laugh it up.
The head of the bull is decorated in flowers in a mocking manner as they bull slowly starves to death.
This barbaric tradition is based in superstition to assure 'good luck' and "good harvest".   In truth, this tradition became popularized when it was noted that many tourists were being attracted to this brutal display.
The other reason for this macabre display is to "intimidate" people to behave and be good or they could end up with the same fate at the bull. It is noted that the tradition of bullfighting in Spain first began, also, as a way of intimidating the villagers----"look how savage we can be -- you better obey".
There simply is NO EXCUSE for animal cruelty, based on anything----not for tradition, or superstition, sadistic pleasure, or greed ---nothing!

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      • 3 months ago

      Ongelooflijk wreed ! Verschrikkelijk !

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    • Tracy King EDMOND, OK
      • 3 months ago

      This is sick to treat an animal like this.

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      • 3 months ago

      Das ist für mich Mord ...

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      • 4 months ago

      Weil manche Leute/Länder krank sind und unnötiges Leid verbreiten.

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