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Bear fighting

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1 In a typical bear fighting event there are twenty five fights. In each fight, no matter which of the four provinces the event takes place, the rules are the same. A bear is tethered to a central pole by a rope. The length of the rope can vary from two to five metres. Two bull terriers are set onto the tethered bear. The dogs try to make the bear roll over. To make the bear roll over, the dogs target the muzzle, tongue, chin and ears. These parts of the body are the most sensitive. If a dog does manage to attach his body to one of the sensitive parts, he can then proceed to pull the bear down and force it to roll over. The fight ends when either the bear or one of the dogs falls over. The animal that falls to the ground first, loses. At any time in the fight, the dogs' owners may pull the bear out of the fight, if the owner thinks the dog has suffered enough. If this occurs the bear wins the fight. However the bear must continue with the match until the end. WSPA is the 'World Society for the Protection of Animals'. WSPA is deeply involved in motivating governments all over Europe to put more money into helping to stop Bear Baiting. ...read more.

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5It is argued my many that few rural gypsy communities will be targeted. It will also cost the authorities over two million pounds to rehome and re-train some gypsies. Many tax paying Pakistani citizens argue that this money could be spent elsewhere. Some say that many gypsies choose to travel and live on the move and will not wish to be rehomed to a stable environment. 6Vast amounts of people say that the adult gypsies should not be taught or educated because they say that they will never change their ways. Many Pakistani citizens who pay taxes are unemployed. The unemployed of Pakistan are furious that gypsies are being considered for jobs, whilst they are not. There are many people involved in bear baiting. Some have jobs, which would disappear if the government decided to pay more attention to the illegal goings on of bear baiting. These are the people in bear baiting. The graziers who capture the bears from the wild, the traders who purchase the bear from the grazier and sells the bear onto the kalander, the kalander buys the bear, extracts the cub's incisors and canine teeth and pierces the cubs muzzle with a large ring. The kalander then teaches the cub to dance by being beaten and manipulated by a tug of the nose ring. ...read more.

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Many have no other careers option, but if the Pakistani government helps re-train them then they might have a brighter future. I think that the Pakistani government should pay a lot closer attention to bear baiting. A 8survey shows that 85% of people taking this survey think that governments in Europe should pay more attention to bear baiting. It showed that 81% think that governments in Europe should pay more attention to bear dancing. It also showed that 85% of people thought that all events involving bears should be completely banned worldwide. Many people think that bear baiting should be allowed to go on only if an event is registered. I on the other hand do not think that bear baiting should be allowed to continue at all. I think it should be completely abolished. There should be long jail sentences for anyone involved in bear baiting. Quite often bears that are badly injured die, in this case I think anyone involved in the act of killing a bear should face death penalty. There are death penalties for crimes in Pakistan such as adultery. Afterall a life for a life. By Annabel McInroy 1 WSPA report on Bear Baiting 2 WSPA report on Bear Baiting 3 CNN website 4 WSPA report on Bear Baiting 5 BBC website 6 BBC website 7 WSPA report on Bear Baiting 8 Survey taken on 7th March 2003 on the class of 8F, Tonbridge G ...read more.

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