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We Thought We Saw It All
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:45:00 AM »
Can you elaborate a little bit about the scenes in that slideshow

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Re: We Thought We Saw It All
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 03:17:44 AM »
Sure. The first one with the huge built-in aquarium cabinet bed is a direct continuation of the former slideshow "Thought you've seen it all" and is a form of extreme objectification of fish for humans’ sick pleasures that we didn’t come across when we made it.

The second one is taken from a camels beauty pageant during a festival called Bikaner Camel Festival dedicated to the most exploited animal in the arid areas of the world. You can read more about it in the section of India in the article Celebrating Suffering

The third is taken from an annual skiing contest for animals, conducted by a Chinese ski site in Sanmenxia to attract human visitors on nonhumans’ expense, as usual.
You can read more about it in the article When it comes to suffering the ingenuity is limitless

The forth is of a new trend in zoos and "animal corners" around the world which invite humans to take pictures siting on the backs of wild animals. Of course the "wilder" and stronger the poor animal is the greater the thrill and sense of power and domination humans feel.

The fifth is taken from the annual heaviest pig contest during the Pigs of God Festival in Taiwan.
These pigs are kept in tiny enclosures and are force-fed for about two years, until they weigh 10 times more than their normal weigh. At some point they are incapable of standing. They often suffer from organ failure and pressure sores caused by lying down for long periods of time. To get them even fatter, some owners castrate the pigs without anesthesia.
Days before the contest, the pigs are force-fed sand and heavy metals like lead, to make them as heavy as possible. On the day of the festival, they are brutally dragged in front of a huge crowd, onto a scale to determine this year’s winner. After the scale, the pigs are publicly slaughtered in front of the thousands of spectators who are not empathic to the shrieking pigs. After the murder, the pigs are painted, put up on colorful floats and paraded around the city.

The sixth is of the donkey taxi-station in the village of Mijas in Malaga Spain. In many touristic areas around the world, especially in Spain and Greece, donkeys are used as live taxis. You can read more about it in the article When it comes to suffering the ingenuity is limitless

The Seventh is of a slot machine game for lobster catching, often called Lobster Zone cranes or the sub marine catcher. These torture machines are spread around restaurants, bars and hotels around the world. Some offer to cook the caught lobster on the spot, as another incentive as if one is needed.

The last one is of one of the thousands of bulls tortured in hundreds of villages around Spain during the annual festival Toro Jubilo. They are called Toro de Fuego (Bull of Fire) and each festival, to the joy of thousands of humans, they are violently forced to function as live torches and fireworks machines.
This festival is very popular in Catalonia (called there Bou Embolat), the region which recently banned bullfighting but "forgot" the rest of the bulls’ torturing rituals. Two months after the bullfighting ban the same panel (The tribune of the Parliament of Catalonia) voted to regulate and shield other bull torturing events (called Correbous) including the Bou Embolat.
Obviously the bullfighting outlaw was a political decision motivated by the autonomy aspiration of the Catalan nationalists advocating to segregate from Spain. They didn’t want to stop the abuse but to distinguish the Spanish torture style from theirs.

You can read more about Toro Jubilo in the section of Spain in the article Celebrating Suffering

And if you are interested in the Catalan bullfighting ban you can read a little bit more about it in the article Torture Education Institutions and the slideshow Political Compassion
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