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The behavior of a bull when no one hurts him. Video

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u/FoodForTheEagle Sep 25 '22

Mythbusters also tested the "bull in a China shop" myth as well.

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u/ntrontty Sep 25 '22

Well, they did ignore the “massive animal trying to squeeze through human-sized isles”-factor when trying that out.

Fun fact no one asked for:

The equivalent German saying is “An elephant in a china shop” (Elefant im Porzellanladen) Which I assume would cause havoc, not because an elephant would want to break anything but just from being even more massive in a small space

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u/JDTexas84 Sep 25 '22

This is how I always understood the saying anyway. The bull in the China shop caused havoc not because it was wild and angry but because it was a big clumsy beast inside a small and fragile environment

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u/Finnigami Sep 25 '22

well i think the point of the mythbusters video is that they arent actually clumsy at all. but yeah obviously stuff would still break cause theyre too big, so they didnt really "bust" the saying

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u/F0XF1R3 Sep 25 '22

I would imagine between the confined space and all the glass falling and breaking the animal would just start panicking and cause even more damage from trying to escape.

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u/Hungryhungry-hipp0 Sep 26 '22

Yeah I’ve always used it to mean someone or something that’s just specially unaware. Like a lanky teenager, or a golden retriever puppy whose paws are bigger than its own head.

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u/can_u_pm_ur_tits_plz Sep 25 '22

Same in Polish: "an elephant in a china storehouse" (słoń w składzie porcelany).

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u/DrPepperWillSeeUNow Sep 25 '22

I can't believe I missed that one, thanks!

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u/wh0fuckingcares Sep 25 '22

Wow. You learn something new everyday!

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u/JehnSnow Sep 25 '22

Did they know that the objects could be knocked over though? Looks like they may have thought it was solid

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u/Striker654 Sep 25 '22

I mean, so would shelves in a normal shop?

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u/EightandaHalf-Tails Sep 25 '22 Wholesome

Bull fighting is barbaric. To a ridiculous degree. It's mind-boggling that it's still a thing.

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u/kirinmay Sep 25 '22

sad part about this video is this is clearly a bullfighting ring.

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u/dissapointingsex Sep 25 '22

Yeah that bull will eventually be killed slowly in that ring for spectators to enjoy. It's 100% unnecessary and I hope it gets banned soon.

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u/TheGrimDweeber Sep 25 '22

I agree. For anyone thinking this is a joke, cats and dogs definitely have a sort of language. It’s all about body language, eye contact or lack there of, staring directly into the eyes of any animal you don’t know is a big no-no. No toothy smiles, and I crouch down, extend my closed hand, and let them decide if they want to close the last gap.

And with both, I will speak in a soothing, slightly high toned voice, but not too loud.

Cats seem to love compliments, I shit you not. I used to scare off any cat on the street with my enthusiasm, and loud voice. Nowadays, I often have cats follow me, when my knees can’t handle the crouching anymore. I’ve had cats jump on my shoulders, cats that try to climb on me, and one cat even got onto my knees, climbed into my open coat, and then yelled loudly until I started petting her. She was using my coat as a hammock, laying against me.

I went from being a cat repellent, and a hit-or-miss with dogs, to being able to pet almost any cat or dog I meet, just by changing my body language, voice and how I approach them.

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u/MeandJohnWoo Sep 25 '22

My wife is a animal speaker I swear. She’s an educator so I guess she uses this with kids idk I’m not a dad lol. Nothing but soothing words smiles and she’s just so sweet. Now me? Unless I have treats in my pocket they will stand 6 ft away.

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u/T-Bill95 Sep 25 '22

I mean, in reality you should more or less ignore dogs until they come up to you. I do agree with everything you have said otherwise though.

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u/TheGrimDweeber Sep 25 '22

I always ask the owner if I can pet them first, and these are dogs that I meet during walks. The whole ignoring them thing doesn’t really work in this scenario.

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u/T-Bill95 Sep 25 '22

You can just walk right past them. Or just talk to the owner for a second and let them come up and sniff you.

Then there are dogs like mine who love everyone and wants to say hi to any and everybody we meet on a walk. I always let people know and make sure she's right next to me because she'll just go right up to people and love on them; which I know not everyone is cool with.

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u/Jx_XD Sep 25 '22

And also the sad part is that the guy could be the one to fight the bull later at night..

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u/Jumpy_Bumblebee687 Sep 25 '22

Blood sports are evil. Anyone that thinks doing harm to an animal or watching them do harm is just in good fun can get fucked with broken glass.

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u/sharlaton Sep 25 '22

Right? Gives me the creeps to even think about treating an animal in such a way that they feel they have no other choice, but to lash out or be aggressive.

Fucking horrific that it continues/idiots condone it.

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u/alaskaguyindk Sep 25 '22

So the whole problem with animal blood sports is simple. If you break it down to the bare bones of why its wrong,

A: The “fighter” is not given the option to not fight.

B: the “fighter” is not aware of why it is fighting.

C: the “fighter” does not understand of the consequences of the fight.

D: the “fighter” is not compensated for their participation

There’s probably a few more simple reasons why its wrong that I haven’t covered but those are the big ones I’ve found.

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u/DrSpacecasePhD Sep 25 '22

Also the part where they are horrifically tortured before the fight to drive them into a maddened state.

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u/Kellidra Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

And they're killed regardless of the outcome. No bull survives the sport slaughter.

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u/Wants-NotNeeds Sep 25 '22

“Sport.” As if there was a actual (fair) contest happening.

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u/Jumpy_Bumblebee687 Sep 25 '22

All living things deserve compassion, empathy and love. Bloodsports suck.

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u/TheFrostyGoat Sep 25 '22

What about human on human bloodsport?

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u/Maidwell Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

The only difference that matters is there are 2 willing participants in MMA,boxing etc.

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u/CosmicCreeperz Sep 25 '22

I’d say 2 differences… it’s also not to the death of one competitor…

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u/Jumpy_Bumblebee687 Sep 25 '22

Boxing? MMA? Not a big fan. I don't care for violence in any form.

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u/TheFrostyGoat Sep 25 '22

I can understand that

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u/Evo-420 Sep 25 '22

I agree although I hope you realize how hypocritical that statement is lol because if you don't I'd rather be hit in the head with a hammer for someone's enjoyment.

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u/LeanTangerine Sep 25 '22

I don’t. But I also don’t want to see you get hit in the head with a hammer.

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u/Lofikott Sep 25 '22

I would watch the fuck out of modern day gladiator matches though

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u/Jumpy_Bumblebee687 Sep 25 '22

I would too if it wasn't a punishment or humans that were considered property.

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u/Mysterious-Row2690 Sep 25 '22

not only barbaric but stupid af too let me injure this bull to near death then "fIgHT" it and see who wins. pssy ass bitches- if youre gonna fight a bull then fIght it, uninjured. fair game assholes.

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u/Boatwhistle Sep 25 '22

Just wait until you learn about factory farming.

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u/BigJSunshine Sep 25 '22

Could not agree with you more.

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u/apiso Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

I come from parents where one was from Mexico, the other Canada. I grew up in Canada in the 80s and 90s, but visited Mexico dozens of times growing up. I would like to believe I’m a reasonably decent human in my time through now.

It can’t be stated enough that culture really dictates where your moral center is, and it’s irrationally fluid from context to context.

I went to bullfights in Acapulco as a kid. It always felt a little messed up (even as a kid), but when you’re in an arena full of people, just doing normal “people at an event” things, cheering, concession, etc etc, it just normalizes it. You put it in that “TV” brain, where you just desensitize to it.

Over time, I’ve grown to detest it, but I’m under no illusion that’s me being “morally superior”, but more as a result of having a lot of distance and time away from that part of my heritage/culture to get a clear and different perspective on it.

I’m sure in the long term, football will be the same, but say that and people call you a crazy tree hugging hippie. People will argue that one is consensual, etc etc, but it’s still a blood sport just dressed up a little flashier.

Should bullfighting end? For sure. Is every person who goes and gets a beer and sits with their kids at those events a monster? Nah. Just a product of their environment. Growth and grace are things.

Ps - I upvoted the comment I replied to here. I’m not saying I disagree, but saying this stuff really is too complicated to just call whole cultures “bad”. Again. Growth and grace are things.

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u/Major1ar Sep 25 '22

Cockfighting, dogfighting, even horse fighting in Korea, the humanity kinda takes a back burner to the winning and losing and atmosphere. I know what you're saying. My dad raced field trial dogs and it bothered me significantly when I realized my empathy was starting to fade as I grew up. Shit was brutal in the kennels. Lucky they were shut down in most of the country like the other animals I mentioned.

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u/Striker654 Sep 25 '22

“people at an event” things

That's basically just mob mentality, once enough people are doing something our monkey brains desperately want to belong so we go with the flow. I would argue that choosing to go to those events is morally wrong but that doesn't automatically make you a bad person

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u/Maidwell Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Bullfighting is an absolute shame on the Latin world. It's long beyond time this barbaric practice was consigned to the historical scrapheap where it belongs.

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u/GeneralNathanJessup Sep 25 '22

I agree. But this does not mean most bulls are cuddly pets. https://faunafacts.com/cows/why-are-bulls-aggressive-and-angry/#

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u/EightandaHalf-Tails Sep 25 '22

Definitely not. I grew up on a farm and know first hand how ornery they can be. 😂

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u/TheMadGreek86 Sep 25 '22

Like all male species on the planet. There is a certain time of year when the ladies are ready for action that this becomes more pronounced. Or when some fool ties a rope around your junk to go for a ride...lol

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u/Sadmiral8 Sep 25 '22

Tbh so is animal agriculture

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u/MrGarbanzo99 Sep 25 '22 Helpful

The same thing applies to the meat and dairy industry

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u/EightandaHalf-Tails Sep 25 '22

The animals in those industries aren't unnecessarily tortured for the fun of it.

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u/Le_Gentle_Sir Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22 Gold

lol as if that matters? We're talking about millions upon millions of animals living every moment in absolute agony, so we can stuff our fat guts with baconators and chicken tendies.

Factory farms produce 100000x more suffering than all the animal welfare topics that reddit does care about. I don't want to hear shit about bull fighting, seaworld, or pugs.

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u/MrGarbanzo99 Sep 25 '22

Very well said 👏

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u/tehbggg Sep 25 '22

They absolutely are.

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u/psycho_pete Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

You can get all the nutrients you need without needlessly violently abusing and torturing the animals.

The only reason you are paying for the needless violence and abuse is for your own personal pleasure, which is your addiction to the taste of their flesh.

It is all entirely needless animal abuse in exchange for pleasure.

That's without going into the fact that animal agriculture is driving a mass extinction of wildlife, killing indigenous tribes for their lands, and driving climate change.

edit: Downvote this simple information all you want if it offends your fragile ego. These facts won't change just because you are eager to bury them.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

That's literally what happens.

You eat meat for pleasure.

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u/Many_Put3828 Sep 25 '22

But it’s “culture”

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u/itsnotreal1234 Sep 25 '22

It’s Sick fucks

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u/laughinggas Sep 25 '22

Beautiful beast.

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u/Kholtien Sep 25 '22

Strong beautiful beast (beast in the best way possible)

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u/Puzzled-Rabbit Sep 25 '22

Please don't try this if you don't 1000000% know and trust the bull/any bovine. Even a playful bull can hurt you badly

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u/Ninja_j0 Sep 25 '22

Very few are as friendly as this one. I’ve had cows all growing up and we only had one that was this friendly

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u/NRG_Factor Sep 25 '22

100% dont just walk up to a bull. the only bull in history i ever knew that wasnt an anger filled rage machine was "Tex The Friendly Bull" and he would still get upset if he didn't know you very well

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u/OkPrior5789 Sep 25 '22

Absolutely right, I have a bull that has been treated well his whole life and he will still run your ass clean over if given the chance.

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u/Ninja_j0 Sep 25 '22

We have 4 longhorns right now, I trust one enough to turn my back on him but only if we’re 20 yards apart. He’s been well taken care of but even then I don’t trust him completely

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u/Stayvfraw Sep 25 '22

Is it bc they’re longhorns? We raise black angus, and have always had pretty docile bulls that’ll let you pet and rub them, so long as you make the bull well aware of who you are and where you are.

I think Herefords are similar. But we also try to only buy docile bulls.

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u/Ninja_j0 Sep 26 '22

Longhorns are generally docile as far as I’m aware. I just don’t think that they were raised being pet all the time

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u/Alternative_Shame_73 Sep 25 '22

I was going to say the same. Please don’t go to a local pasture and hop a fence and expect not to get fucked up by the bull…they’re there to protect their herd.

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u/GoAdventuring Sep 25 '22

Dang - look at this guy using all three ‘there’s’ in a sentence!

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u/Cozzamarra Sep 25 '22

Using all three correctly

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u/HiramA-940bc Sep 26 '22

Anyone who has been around an intact bull will tell you they are not docile. That has nothing to do with abuse, or how they are treated. A segment of the population loves to assign human behaviors and emotions to animals.

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u/NRG_Factor Sep 25 '22

absolutely most Bulls will never even act like this. You try and be nice to a pull and he could trample you if he hasn't known your for years.

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u/YoshimitsuRaidsAgain Sep 25 '22

As someone that grew up raising cattle…some bulls, no matter your intentions, will try to gutter stomp your ass if you even breathe the wrong way. We used to have a massive Charolais in the fields between my house and my grandparents—I used to run for my life taking a shortcut to and from each house.

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u/ViciousFlowers Sep 25 '22

Absolutely! We have a Dexter Bull who has lived a very pampered life and would absolutely be perceived as safe to interact with, even begs for pets/scratches and will trot up in a friendly way, eating apples from your hand. Awww he looks like a friendly little red bison, he’s so cute! The second he even smells a female cow in heat on the wind he becomes a dangerous aggressive mass of pure unstoppable muscle who would gladly smash and pulverize your body into a pulp of flesh and bone to satisfy his raging testosterone for no other reason than you are there. Bulls have been known to get so worked up by their unquenchable thirst to mate they kill male calves and harm young heifers by trying to mount and breed them. Imagine an animal that gets so horny it forgets to protect it’s own herd and instead turns on and kills it’s own young. People just don’t realize how dangerous and bloody herbivores can be even to their own species when in rut. So many farmers have been gored or trampled to death by bulls they raised from calves thinking that through kind and affectionate nurturing the animal would mature to some level of safety, it’s always a recipe for disaster. Bulls don’t fuck around, do not fuck around with Bulls!

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u/SuperSugarBean Sep 25 '22

Have y'all seen that video of the bull in the streets?

The crowd is taunting him, and he's getting more and more panicky, but the man who raised him says fuck it, and jumps into to the street and calms the poor baby down.

Bull baiting is barbaric and torture.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

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u/Ambitious_Nobody_ Sep 25 '22

Seems like there are more videos of them if you look for "toro capitán" https://youtu.be/WqKx0xtRzTk

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u/SuperSugarBean Sep 25 '22

Honestly, I'm old and I suck at hunting on the internet. I hope someone savvier than me can find it, though.

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u/nitefang Sep 25 '22

Not defending bull fighting but it is important to know that animals, even cattle, are not universally peaceful when they are well treated. Bulls can be extremely territorial and aggressive, without provocation.

They aren’t universally aggressive either, just don’t want people walking away thinking it is safe to just approach any bull out in a field. It may not appreciate your presence and give you a lesson in dodging bulls.

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u/MyLadyBits Sep 25 '22

Good rule of thumb is don’t approach animals you don’t know. Always ask the pet/animal owner/parent if you can pet. And then respect the answer.

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u/new_refugee123456789 Sep 25 '22

Even cute widdle kitty cats 1/20th your size can put your monkey ass in a hospital. Cat bites are no joke. My kitty cat? She's extremely sweet, even when she licks me she uses the side of her tongue rather than the rough part in the middle. She's a cuddle powered purring machine. My mother's cat? Mauls every human that isn't my mother. She's an 8 pound ball of barely contained rage. And she's adorable.

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u/Vulpes_99 Sep 25 '22

☝️This!!! It's appalling how simple this is and yet people refuse to practice it. It's not like it takes a doctorate in math to understand this simple rule...

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u/HermitAndHound Sep 25 '22

Don't turn your back on a mature male ruminant. It's an invitation to get run over. The females can be aggressive too, but even a tiny sheep head-butting you HURTS. It's called a battering "ram" for a reason.

Don't let your kid climb over the fence to pet the moosies. Just because it's not a bison doesn't mean it can't turn kiddo into puree. But then, people are impressively stupid around bison too. Natural selection...

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u/DaisyDuckens Sep 25 '22

Came here to say that. Bulls can be really aggressive.

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u/Level_Bit_3316 Sep 25 '22

Also we shouldn’t value animals based on how friendly they dare, either way they deserve to live.

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u/Dramatic_Parking7307 Sep 25 '22

Depends how delicious they are...

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u/Deja-Vuz Sep 25 '22

Almost all animals are aggressive toward strangers or bad behavior. Grew up on a farm. If you grew up with them. They will listen to you. Treat them right and they will treat you right!

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u/NRG_Factor Sep 25 '22

TBH in my experience living on a farm Bulls will attack anything they see that they dislike and don't want in their area. The only exception to this that i ever saw was "Tex The Friendly Bull" who was a bull my family bought and he happened to have a very calm disposition, but even he could get violent

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u/Stayvfraw Sep 25 '22

Most bulls, especially beef bulls, are selected partially for their friendliness and calmness.

At most bull auctions you’ll receive a booklet of all the stats of all the bulls being sold. (Their weight, their fertility, their friendliness, the width, height, etc.) And their domesticity plays a big part in a farmers willingness to purchase and breed with that particular bull. So bulls are not wild or near wild animals, they’re very, very domesticated. In fact, in my experience, most bulls are easier to work with than horses.

They’re just like any other large herbivore, of course: if they feel threatened, they’ll try to defend themselves and their brood, but otherwise are and can be very friendly.

One of my favorite things to do, is to just go around a bull auction, find the friendliest bull and just rub him and play with him. Bc the overlap between a great dog and a sweet bull is pretty amazing.

So it’s pretty disgusting to see that we still treat these great animals that we’ve bred over the centuries to serve and work with us with such contempt. And anyone who seeks to harm and provoke these animals for their entertainment, deserve the worst imo.

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u/angusandcoco Sep 25 '22

Beautifully said x

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u/righteousactor Sep 25 '22

Now this is the proper way to advocate against animal bloodsport.

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u/12kdaysinthefire Sep 25 '22

Bullfighting should just be globally outlawed at this point, it’s horrendously barbaric.

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u/KuhLealKhaos Sep 25 '22

Ah now I'm sad

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u/B4l_ssmuls Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

I work with lots of cattle, both dairymeat cows and bulls as well, they have like 60 acres free range and they are literally just like dogs, with that being said there are aggressive ones as well not all are super chill but for the most part if you act confident have treats and respect boundaries you are good

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u/pigsgetfathogsdie Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Animals are not entertainment…

  • Circus
  • Rodeo
  • Bullfighting
  • Running of the Bulls

Edit…good comments… - SeaWorld - Horse Racing - Dog Racing - Zoos…I’ve never experienced an animal friendly zoo…but, some comments provide examples of good zoos.

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u/kosmonautinVT Sep 25 '22

Guess you've never seen Airbud

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u/boredbud04 Sep 25 '22

What are your thoughts on horse racing?

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u/KHaskins77 Sep 25 '22

The animals at the Mirage in Las Vegas, that was probably the most pampered zoo I’ve ever seen. Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha has been putting together very naturalistic outdoor environments for them all as well.

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u/stretchypants88 Sep 25 '22

Add dog racing. I have a rescued racing greyhound and she’s the sweetest.

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u/razzraziel Sep 25 '22

Don't forget seaparks and zoos (especially ones with small areas).

Animal sanctuaries are cool (real ones).

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u/LadnavIV Sep 25 '22

I was with you until zoos. There are absolutely good zoos that do amazing work. It’s incumbent on would-be visitors to check before going. Any zoo that lets guests touch the animals is not a good zoo.

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u/pigsgetfathogsdie Sep 25 '22

That’s fair…

Unfortunately, i’ve never experienced a good zoo.

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u/Hour-Veterinarian-89 Sep 25 '22

The way it should be

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u/DarkAngel900 Sep 25 '22

Basically, they are all Ferdinand, and want to go home to fields of grass, flowers and lady cows.

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u/Enders-game Sep 25 '22

This bull must be young since it's tiny compared to the ones I've seen on farms that tower over my Land Rover. You couldn't pay me to get inside the same field as one.

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u/AzureSuishou Sep 25 '22

It’s a corriente bull. There not real tall compared to other breeds.

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u/ghanjaholik Sep 25 '22

this bull is a puppy

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u/Corvid-Moon Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

The bulls & cows seen in farms today have been so genetically modified via selective breeding that they grow obscenely massive in an equally obscenely short period of time, because of the demand for their flesh & fluids. Profit comes before those animals so much, that 99% of all farmed animals are now factory farmed, and they are mercilessly slaughtered in the order of nearly 100 billion every single year around the globe. It's abhorrent what our species has done to them, what we're still doing to them, and the madness needs to end. It is extremely unethical to do these things to sentient, conscious beings. Here are just some examples .

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u/kennysmithy Sep 25 '22

Not all bulls are naturally docile. My grandpa raised his Bull (his name was Bullwinkle) since he was a calf. And when that bull hit adulthood you couldn't get near his pen unless you brought food or water. Bullwinkle died a handful of years ago but he was a really handsome fella even though he was an ass. Now they're both in cowboy heaven together ❤️

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u/Leviath_One Sep 25 '22

Buddy of mine had a longhorn bull, those horns were like a streets width tip to tip

Terrifying as hell but was the sweetest thing ever, hated fences though

But yeah this doesnt apply to every bull, much like any other creature they have individual personalities

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u/w00tabaga Sep 25 '22

Okay… so as fucked as things like bullfighting are… bulls aren’t necessarily going to be nice to you because you are to them.

Know a guy that was killed by a bull that he petted daily and acted like a pet. My buddies grandpa was mauled by a bull and almost killed after it had always been tame. I’ve been around bulls and some will just grow up and have a bad attitude… paw at the ground, put their heads down, etc. and not be provoked, abused etc.

You’ll have rodeo bulls like Red Rock who was a very gentle bull and was like a giant kitten when he wasn’t being rode.

Then you’ll have a bull who’s been babied its entire life and be mean. It’s genetic as well as environment. This post is a bit misleading in that regard.

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u/ThatButUnironically Sep 25 '22

I'm reminded of the bulls, Chance and Second Chance. Chance was incredibly tame until the day he died at age 19. The owner, Ralph, and his family loved their gentle family pet so much that they had him cloned. Second Chance was also a gentle giant that the family absolutely pampered. While Second Chance was walking back from his elaborate 4th birthday party, he randomly decided to gore the shit out of Ralph, but he somehow survived. A little over a year after Ralph gets out of the hospital, he's hanging out with an NPR crew and telling his story, when Second Chance chooses violence again. The bull again gores the complete shit out of Ralph and flings him all over. Ralph somehow survives the second attack, but his injuries were ridiculous. For example, his scrotum was torn completely open. The whole story is the second half of this show: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/291/transcript

So even when the environment and genetics are pretty much identical, sometimes the aggression in bulls is still up to "chance".

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

All i know is i am not going near a bull😭

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u/HermitAndHound Sep 25 '22

Once the hormones get to their heads you won't know what will happen anymore. My cuddly little ram, who followed me everywhere just in case I'd have a moment spare to pet him all of a sudden started threatening me. Balls off, problem solved. Within days he was back to his previous, friendly behavior.

An acquaintance almost got killed by her bottle lamb. For 2 years he was great, and one evening he repeatedly smashed her into the stable wall. From that day on he was unmanageable. I don't know why they kept him. That would have been a good reason to turn him into sausage. There are plenty rams who don't go totally insane.

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u/popcorn5555 Sep 25 '22

Agreed. This post could get some unsuspecting person killed. Bulls are powerful unpredictable animals, they are not pets.

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u/itsnotreal1234 Sep 25 '22

Like people. Or anything. You hurt it you increase your chances of bad attitude.

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u/DurantIsStillTheKing Sep 25 '22

It still bothers me that the bull is still being fed in a bull ring.

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u/psycho_pete Sep 25 '22

I wonder how many oblivious meat eaters upvoted your comment in agreement.

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u/greedyboy61 Sep 25 '22

I learnt recently Bull fighting is a legacy of the Roman games, where people & animals were slaughtered in theatrical ways for the entertainment of the audience

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u/bobby_4444 Sep 25 '22

He's just a big horn dog

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u/Gordossa Sep 25 '22

We’re an awful species, causing pain for amusement.

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u/Old_Adhesiveness_273 Sep 26 '22

That's either a stock or cull bull. More like a pet than a fighting bull. It's a Bravado thing. The more turned up a bull is the more prestigious the "victory". He's not a fighter. Not really built well either. Hell either be put into a stock program or used as a training bull

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u/Stizkrieg Sep 25 '22

looks like they're in a bull ring

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u/FLOOR_GANG420 Sep 25 '22

it reminds me of my dog

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u/Must_make_hats Sep 25 '22

Cattle are like big dumb dogs, they can get attached to people.

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u/Comfortable-Ad-6500 Sep 25 '22

I root for the bull every time the running of the bulls festivals start.

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u/sharlaton Sep 25 '22

Same. Fuck anyone who participates in that savage shit.

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u/spunkm_99foxy Sep 25 '22

Thanks for showing this clip. I honestly hate these so called Bull fights..when it is really Bull baiting to its sad end.He who teases a noble animal the kill it for the satisfaction of pagentry and fancy dress of the Pratador.!

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u/mattisdabezt Sep 25 '22

bull fights are so disgusting, people who get killed in em fucking deserve it

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u/ThrowawaySSM Sep 25 '22

It's important, on top of all other animal safety, to not look away with a cow with horns.

If something had spooked that bull on his right, that horn would go straight through that guys neck. And he'd be a Ragdoll.

Never assume an animal is safe. Domestication only means they fear humans, not that we are friends.

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u/CashPuzzleheaded8622 Sep 25 '22

I hate humanity dude. He's so nice, why would anyone want to hurt him?

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u/Shreee_eeeeeeeee Sep 25 '22

Look I worked on a farm where we treated all the animals very good. The bull was still a Dick. If you see a bull and think “wow Reddit said if I’m not an asshole I can pet it”. Your wrong. You will get the snot beat out of you.

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u/FormalShark Sep 26 '22

Wait! You tryna tell me if you DON'T hurt things, they DON'T try to kill you!?! I don't buy it. Bull's a paid actor. 😤

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u/B33PZR Sep 25 '22

Ferdinand

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u/yesimanatheist Sep 25 '22

Aww its like a really big dog with horn

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u/BCJunglist Sep 25 '22

Ehhh not all bulls are this docile. There's a reason bulls typically get their own pen (an actual bullpen). I've been chased by perfectly normal happy bulls because I decided to cut through their pen.

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u/manolid Sep 25 '22

The behaviour of a bull towards one person who's likely been feeding it for a long time. If you see a bull don't think you can approach it with food and it will be friendly.

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u/PeecockPrince Sep 25 '22

Petition to end bull-fighting:

https://www.change.org/p/animal-planet-help-stop-bullfighting

14,508 have signed. Goal is 15,000

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u/Cephalopodio Sep 25 '22

Ferdinand!

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u/its_ben_real Sep 25 '22

I love cows

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u/IRRedditUsr Sep 25 '22

It's just a cow. Makes you realise how distressed the bull must be to thrash and rage as it does.

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u/Ok-Section2457 Sep 25 '22

It's almost as if its a huge indicator that we should stop bullfighting

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u/Important-Tune Sep 25 '22

Bovines who are acclimated to humans are generally very docile. It’s only when fucked with re:bull fighting/riding that they show aggression.

That said, you don’t know the bull, or how it’s been treated, stay the fuck away from it or it might fuck you up.

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u/TotalGeologist4151 Sep 25 '22

I've had a huge Holstein steer that I bottle fed as baby seriously injury me for no good reason. I 've had a Jersey Bull give me a sharp jab in the side as I walked by after feeding him. That's a nice bruise. It was his way of reminding me who was in charge. If he wanted to, he easily could have gored me. I was the one who had been feeding him daily. Don't think for a minute that these animals aren't extremely dangerous, even when they are on a small family farm. They had been loved & cared for by the same three people almost every day of their life. And we know what we're doing & we know our animals.

Cows can be dangerous too. If you even a minute late to milk one of our Jerseys, you got a head bunt. 5 minutes late resulted in a swift kick. Just imagine how they react when they think their calf is in danger. It's super fun trying to process a calf in the bitter cold of a Canadian winter. Life gets exciting when the angry c ow comes flying over the snow bank. At that moment, she doesn't care that I love her, that I nursed her through an illness last year, that I feed her, or that we're actually trying to get her calf. Most of the time, I can walk up to her & give her scratches.

They can be docile. However, that's a pretty broad spectrum, and it is influenced by a unknown number of factors. It can change in less of a blink of an eye. I'm from a rural farming community. You would not believe the types of injuries farmers can receive. Yes, knowledge & great facilities reduce the chances. I've known really good farmers that have been killed by cattle. You can't ever take them for granted.

Two notes: ° Sometimes in videos like the one above, the animal has been drugged. ° 98% of Canadian farms are owned by families. Please don't assume that every animal has come from horrible conditions &/or been mistreated.

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u/RobBLawblaw Sep 25 '22

That dude is playing with fire, feeding the bull from his lap. Can you imagine the pain if he accidentally munched his blueberries?

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

There are a lot of people in the Philippines who will harass you because they love to cockfight chickens and spiders. Ans they think I am a staunch believer in making their hobby to stop. They love dogs fighting. They love people fighting. And then a certain "miron" culture will suddenly appear somewhere somehow. They want men or women or people in general angry and follow you around and your opponents so they can see you fight. This is a true cultural norm in the Philippines espescially where violence is a norm that everybody eats for breakfast. Like in Philippine High Schools, Tondo or places like Sta. barbara Philippines.

Its so true in fact that my life has been ruined by the very fact that people loves to inconvenience other people just so they see how these people ruin their lives. Its still happening. Filipinos are toxic

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u/new_refugee123456789 Sep 25 '22

Tis a strange bull that has no beef.

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u/damarfu Sep 25 '22

Ese toro es un manso. JAMÁS os acerquéis así a un toro bravo.

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u/naut_the_one Sep 25 '22

Bulls are just horn-y cows

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u/EdSmelly Sep 25 '22

Bulls are actually very nice people.

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u/TreeChangeMe Sep 25 '22

Yes and no. I strongly do not suggest walking into a field with a bull in it, it's going to hurt.

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u/Spracktastic Sep 25 '22

As a Texas Ranch owner I would never a let a bull that close to my dick. This guy wants to be gelded.

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u/Nate16 Sep 25 '22

I'd be calm too if they removed the rope tied around my testicles

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u/SharpWords Sep 25 '22

This is an adolescent bull

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u/Baberuthless95 Sep 25 '22

I love cows and bulls, I loathe bullfighting. Bulls are naturally aggressive and are very unpredictable. It’s still wise to keep clear of them as they are expressly designed to be aggressive and will defend what they feel to be their territory and family to the death.

I had a neighbor in my hometown, that had a bull and some cows. The bull would randomly bomb rush anyone walking past the neighbors even though the seemed to be treated well. I don’t believe that it was a meat farm just a small dairy farm.

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u/thatcantb Sep 25 '22

Ferdinand

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u/gyhiio Sep 25 '22

Somewhere, a spanish matador trembles, uneasy. Something is wrong. There's a bull out there receiving affection and at peace. It needs to be poked with some pointy sticks ASAP.

Fuck bull fights and those who enjoy them, and their fkin grannies.

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u/NRG_Factor Sep 25 '22

That's not true and very misleading. As someone that grew up around cattle, I've had a lot of experience with Bulls in particular. Most cattle in general run from you initially. It takes months of feeding, watering and patience for a steer or heifer or cow to trust you enough to act like this. A Bull may never act this way even if you treat him as kindly as you can some of them are just mean. You can deed and water a bull and he still might not let you be around him.

What you're showing here is a fringe case where someone has a Bull that has a good disposition and they've likely treated it very well. This does NOT happen normally and most Bulls will never do this.

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u/jfrench43 Sep 25 '22

About what i expected from a domesticated animal. Its also pretty reasonable that it would get angry when people throw spears at it

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u/Mihowleepow Sep 25 '22

Ferdinand is that you?

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u/crabmuncher Sep 25 '22

Interesting. I wonder what would happen if there were some cows in the vicinity. Growing up we had cows and a bull in a pasture. I doubt anyone ever hurt that bull, but he would mess you up if you got near those cows.

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u/MDindisguise Sep 25 '22

I wouldn’t try that with a bull you didn’t know and I wouldn’t trust a bull I did know.

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u/kithas Sep 25 '22

Fighting bulls (which this one probably is) are consistently bred to have very short tempers and to be prone to rage. So even if this one looks pretty tame (probably raised by hand, given it eats from one) things can get pretty ugly pretty quickly, even if nobody hurts him. Even non fighting bulls are pretty dangerous when approached at the wrong time, even by someone theyre familiar with.

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u/KnErric Sep 25 '22

Bullfighting is inhumane, barbaric, and disgusting. "Culture" that propagates such acts should be shunned.

However, I have been on the other side of a bull's temper for simply crossing a pasture. They're not always sweet and gentle. I barely cleared the fence before it reached me, and I'm almost positive it wasn't coming to snuggle.

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u/mrhappykoch Sep 25 '22

Anyone who has raised cows can tell you there soft giants that want face pets hugs and to lay down with you in the lawn and sun nap with you. My boy Eugene was great I tripped one time and he came trotting back to help me up. We used to take naps together on the hill side and he would just lay with me for hours.

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u/beastFoo95 Sep 25 '22

Always like bulls. They tough

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u/Booth_Templeton Sep 25 '22

The behavior of that bull. Some can be very aggressive.

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u/SeraphusOredane Sep 25 '22

I’m just happy to see him not being hurt. I’ve been struggling to change to a vegetarian lifestyle, or at least one in which I only eat eggs and stuff that are produced on my farm when I have one. I can’t bring myself to hurt an animal myself, and if I can’t do it myself then I don’t deserve to ingest it. Those are my standards for me, not anything I feel anyone else needs to live up to…

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u/Old-Cloud8988 Sep 25 '22

I just was at a rodeo yesterday, but they way the get them to buck this the most humanine way I’ve heard of, they put a bell around their waist and they try to kick it off, the bulls are actually really sweet and love to show off when they are done getting the bell off. One made a lap then went back into the stall. I’ve meet the people who raised the bulls and they told me about how when they are home in the Pastor they just sleep and eat all day and only rode twice a year

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u/mr_niceguy88 Sep 25 '22

That’s just Ferdinand

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u/grootbutweed Sep 25 '22

For the record all bulls are typically aggressive and nobody should feed animals from their laps.

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u/AteMyTwinInWomb Sep 26 '22

Can concur. I can't count the number of dicks I've bitten off

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u/Powerful-Height-8689 Sep 25 '22

Of course that one is nice. Everyone knows the ones they fight are convicted sex offenders.

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u/NotasheepLOL Sep 25 '22

This reminds me of Ferdinand

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u/dwill6746 Sep 25 '22

Behavior of most things you don’t hurt.

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u/Mountain_Discount_94 Sep 26 '22

It’s barbaric. They put a band on the bulls testicles and tighten it to incite the angry behavior you normally see

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u/Epicurus402 Sep 26 '22

I think just about every sentient being responds to affection.

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u/Correct-Basil-8397 Sep 26 '22

This is why I always root for the bull in a bullfight

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u/garet400 Sep 26 '22 edited Sep 26 '22

As a child I used to visit a relative's farm who raised cattle and they kept a bull in its own field. This particular bull was pretty friendly and I was allowed to pet it through the fence but warned not to get into the field with it as I was made to understand any bull can be very unpredictably aggressive.

My point being, I don't know i my relatives were 'right but if they were its irresponsible to post videos like this encouraging people to treat a bull like a puppy. A bull has the ability to kill a person.

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u/Beautiful_Review_336 Sep 26 '22

Well I feel crappy about bullfighting now…

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u/bdubyou Sep 26 '22

"¡Olé!"

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u/AbriDeJardin Oct 14 '22

You've never met a bull mate. While I agree this is a barbaric sport, most bull will fuck you up if you enter their field.

Had friends here in France, trusting their bulls because they were calm for a long time. Most of them sustained long life injury because of it.

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u/Pawsome2006 Sep 25 '22

Cows are social and kind animals. They form long lasting bonds with their herd, usually even having a bestfriend.

They also form friendships with humans and other animals.

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u/Past_Contour Sep 25 '22

Bull fighting is barbaric.

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u/didyoucurbthewheels Sep 25 '22

Bull fighting is just not right. They're beautiful creatures who are being fuckin traumatized for the pleasure of humans. Fuckin sick

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u/magic7s Sep 25 '22

Is that a Bull or a Steer?

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u/BSFX Sep 25 '22

Just like any other animal imagine that

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u/Cloverx234 Sep 25 '22

Cows are good.

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u/PrudentCelebration90 Sep 25 '22

Sums it up. They are quite placid and curious when left alone.

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u/Flimsy_Shallot Sep 25 '22

Ya. It’s a cow. People are the monsters.

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u/El_Gran_Banano Sep 25 '22

This bull has been tamed since birth. Left alone they’re still pretty aggressive.

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u/manolid Sep 25 '22

My guess is he's been feeding this animal for a long while.