Problem

Cruel sports

Other Names:
Blood sports
Barbaric games
Incidence:
Cruel sports, which provide amusement for people but agonizing death for animals (and sometimes humans), include bullfighting (for example, in Spain, Portugal, France, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan); fox hunting with hounds (for example, in the UK and the USA); hare coursing (England and Ireland); turkey shoots (USA); cockfighting (Cuba, Indonesia, Japan); deer hunting on horseback accompanied by hounds (France); cricket fighting (China); and wild pig-sticking (Germany).
Claim:
All blood sports should be banned because it is never right to make a game out of killing another living creature.
Counter Claim:
Country sports do involve the killing of animals, but so does eating meat and wearing leather. If it is accepted that animal farming is essential to produce food and to preserve the countryside, it must also be accepted that pests have to be controlled.
Values:
Cruelty
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
17.06.2018 – 00:34 CEST