domingo, 17 de febrero de 2008
Accepted shame! Lastima acceptado!
A friend passed to me today the following link.. it is one thing knowing Spain is fanous for treating their animals as show creatures for nothing more than their fun, but this... the poor lost Donkey braying in confusion, this I just cannot comprehend!
Drunken people men, woman and children following a donkey round the streets of a town, the poor donkey unable to even walk forward, pulled from his tail, pushed from behind. Dont people here think about the pain and fear they distill in animals.
I ask you if in other countries the things that children witness here, if they would not be classed under "child abuse" the scenes of what is to us ABUSE is the NORM for these people, but these activities that children see here, the "matanza" the "hunting hares with galgos and the beatings they get" the "bulls" must effect their lives, must have an impact in their lives. Why is it here, just accepted and called a tradition?
I remember when I as 11 I saw this, and wrote to officials in Spain about it. Over the last few years we have heard nothing - so people will think this "tradition has stopped" It has not.. at this event, there were the Guardia civil and a Vet! Is Veterinary Science here a money making scheme, or dont some care for the price of a few beers and laughs with their friends.. the donkey is ok, the vet there "if" it gets hurt! Why wait for that? Does action only take place when physical damage is done here? And then itd be the donkeys fault!
If you look closely the donkey is lame on the left hind, as it comes dragged from the lorry. He wandered 3 hours with drunks on his back.. one, two three...
How can animal torture and disgrace be humerous to some? What kind of people are they?
Take a moment, re-think and put pen to paper - the donkey has no voice, but you do! All of us together we count!