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Bullfighters Are Having A Cow Over Bull-Killing Ban

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Bullfighters in Ecuador

Bullfighters in Ecuador are seeing red over a ballot referendum that, if passed, will ban the traditional killing of bulls at the end of bullfights.

Ecuadorian voters will are voting on a bill that would make it illegal to kill animals for entertainment.

That might be good for the bulls, but matadors like Diego Rivas fear the ban will negatively impact their finances. Beyond that, people say killing the bull is an integral part of the tradition, and eliminating it would be a travesty to the sport.

Members of Ecuador's matador community staged a protest on Wednesday in front of the Carondelet presidential palace in Quito in all their bullfighting regalia — with one important addition: tape over their mouths to demonstrate that they are not being heard.

The President of Ecuador's Union of Bullfighters, believes eliminating the killing of bulls in bullfights would be a death blow to the 97,000 families he estimates make at least some of their income off bullfighting.

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Michael Jordan’s MVP Pick

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Michael Jordan’s MVP Pick

Looks like Michael Jordan is playing favorites with his old team!

His pick for MVP of the year is Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose.

Said Jordan:

”He's the MVP for the season. He deserves it. He's playing that well. And if he doesn't get it, you'll see how I felt a lot of years.”

Hmm, humble much?

Rose is averaging 24.5 points per game, but who knows if he’ll get it or not.

Tweet us UR pick for MVP!

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Obama Hosted Basketball Viewing Party

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Obama Hosted Basketball Viewing Party

Obama loves his Bulls!

After having a meeting with Hilary Clinton about problems in Lybia, Obama hosted a party to watch the Chicago Bulls play the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Bulls beat the Bobcats easily, with a final score of 101-84.

It pays to have the President on your side!!

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Man Caught With 14 Pit Bulls In Small Apartment

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Pit Bulls rescued

What is wrong with people?!

Fourteen pitbulls were rescued from the 6th floor apartment of a burning building in the Bronx Tuesday morning.

Just one dog was injured in an apparent accident that occurred as the animal was being transported out of the building. That dog suffered a small gash on his noise, but the injury was not serious.

The building's super didn't say much about the owner of the pitbulls, revealing "He has a lot of dogs but he takes care of them."

When the landlord was asked what he thought the owner, a black man in his late 30s, was doing with so many pitbulls, he replied, "To tell you the truth I don't know. Maybe he was selling them or using them to fight."

A source stated that the dogs would likely be taken to the ASPCA facility in Upper Manhattan for medical evaluation to see if they had been mistreated. The FDNY is also investigating the cause of the blaze in which two members sustained minor injuries.

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Ali Landry Covers K-9 Magazine

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Ali Landry on K-9

The beautiful Ali Landry graces the cover of K-9 Magazine this month with her family's dog Toulouse!

They make a lovely pair if we say so ourselves!

In an interview for the magazine, Ali says her love of animals started when she was a kid because she grew up on a dairy farm in Louisiana, explaining:

"I was constantly surrounded by animals. We had everything: chickens, cows, birds, bulls, cats, dogs, and even a hamster."

That's quite a collection. We wish we had her childhood now!

Pick up the latest issue of K-9 to read more about what Ali has to say about dogs, life, and her wishes for her own pets to make a difference in the community!

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Bull Jumps Into The Crowd At The Canadian Rodeo Finals

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OMG!

A 1,600 pound bull named Rewind jumped over the fence, into the crowd at the Canadian Rodeo Finals in Edmonton.

This was the first time a bull has ever jumped the fence before!

According to the report, three people were injured and treated by paramedics at the scene.

Check out the video above to see this crazy incident!

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Bull Fighting With A Hawaiian Twist!

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After getting rammed by a bull, a young matador had his pants ripped!!

He did not want the whole crowd to see his bare butt, however thankfully a fan threw down a pair of hawaiian swim trunks! LOL!

Check out the video to see this bull fighter wearing his new outfit!!

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