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I think it is cruel to put boxing gloves on a kangaroo

  1. bonny2010 profile image69
    bonny2010posted 8 years ago

    Saw a video on the internetsome time back about a kangaroo at a theme park in China they had a harness on it and boxing gloves and it had to fight chinese boxes , they reckoned the kangaroo loved it -bullshit. Tt the same theme park they had horse fighting each other - apparantly it was a popular place to take the kids.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i think it is cruel to take any animal out of its natural element just to have it perform tricks like this or  fight...that's just horrible, actually. i wonder how some countries get away with this stuff. sad

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    Poor kangaroo!  I agree with you, it's not okay.  I hate it when humans anthropomophize...  Welcome to HP, by the way.

    1. bonny2010 profile image69
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank you wordscribe - what I want to know is how did they get hold of one of our kangaroos

  3. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    bonny one of your fellow country persons have just said she has been out and had kangaroo for dinner, on the good morning thread, I dont like the sound of that, is kangaroo food there

    1. NewYorker profile image60
      NewYorkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Kangaroos are actually pretty good dinner..

      1. bonny2010 profile image69
        bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Was it seasoned, if it was you weren't really eating kangaroo - straight kangaroo stinks to high heaven when you cook it and it has a very wild taste -

        1. NewYorker profile image60
          NewYorkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I have no idea.. The restaurant said it was a Kangaroo, and I don't think restaurants lie a lot..

          1. bonny2010 profile image69
            bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            sorry New Yorker I misled you - yes you probably ate Kangaroo, but after it was toned down with herbs and whatever

    2. bonny2010 profile image69
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Irish  if they knew how they are killed maybe not. A lot of people shot does with joeys in their pouches, they don't want the Joey sho they smash it against the bull bars - supposed to be very humane.

    3. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can buy it in the supermarket, between the lamb and the pork.

  4. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Its in the good morning thread smile

  5. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    There are lots of Roos in Asia and the East.
    They have always suffered the indignity of having to wear boxing gloves.... Which is pretty stupid really - they make far better Kick Boxers lol

    How's Your Cane Toad Rescue Programme going? hmm

    1. bonny2010 profile image69
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      agree about the kick boxing, but thats not sportingfor the human -
      the programme is doing fine when do you want me to send your little mates to you......

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    ...only if the kangaroo hasn't warmed up first.big_smile

    1. bonny2010 profile image69
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the kangaroo is restricted by a harness  - it can't fight the same way it does in the wild if it could I'd probably feel sorry for the boxer

  7. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Not surprising. At least, not that it justifies it, it is not one of the circus elephants or lions here...makes me cringe.

  8. Mamelody profile image60
    Mamelodyposted 8 years ago

    Kangaroos may seem sweet but trust me they are pests! I lived in Australia for 7 seven years and my home was near a wild life park so it was always normal to see them hoping up and about. I did accidentally kill one when it just jumped in front of my car, damaging the whole bonet and radiator. I was fined $1000 (Australian Dollars)...

    I do think they look cute in gloves but I don't encourage animal fights instigated by humans.

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Where in Australia did you live that they'd fine a person for hitting an animal that was on the road?

      1. bonny2010 profile image69
        bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I was wondering about that one too -

    2. bonny2010 profile image69
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry you feel that way about our Australian Emblem Mamelody - hope your next visit to Australia is more friendly - anyway Kangaroos are just trying to survive like the rest of us and if you were living near a Wildlife Park there would be a few about .

  9. spiderspun profile image61
    spiderspunposted 8 years ago

    I myself being a black belt Karate/Kickboxer think it is completely crew to put the gloves on the kangaroo. They are such a strong animal when ticked off. You are asking for trouble setting up a sparring match with such an animal. And the kick that could follow, man o man. It might look cute and all, but no not a thing to do to the poor animal

    1. bonny2010 profile image69
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the animal might come off thewinner but thestress it has to undergo is unthinkable

  10. bat115 profile image79
    bat115posted 8 years ago

    I once saw a movie called Matilda that was made in the 80s. It was supposed to be a cute little family comedy about a boxing kangaroo but now that I know this is really happening, I am disturbed.

    1. bonny2010 profile image69
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I saw it too but when I saw it i was very ignorant - now my son tells me Iam just naive for getting angry over the plight of such animals because there is nothing I can do about it - thats what hurts -

 
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