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In South America, a troupe of dwarf bullfighters have been touring the continent, trying to raise awareness and change people's perception of little people.
Instead of fighting full grown adult bulls, they fight calves so there's less chance of injury.
And unlike traditional bullfights where the bulls are eventually slaughtered for "sport", these fights involve no injuries.
To the bulls at least.
One of the performers said:
"I think Americans may not understand what we do.
They may think we go out there to be laughed at, but that's not the case.
If a little person can fight a bull, he can do anything. That's what we're trying to prove."
The men perform about 100 shows a year, battling bulls to show that just because you're short, doesn't mean you don't have as much (or more) courage or ability than anyone else.
These guys are so inspirational.
You go, little bullfighters!
[Image via AP Images.]
This weekend is time, yet again, for Indiana's annual "Snapperfest." The fest that includes one torturous sport.
This is how PETA described the event:
"The frightened animals are grabbed by their tails and repeatedly slammed to the ground. Their heads are yanked from their shells, and they are then swung around until 'contestants' are able to wrap their fists around the animals' necks."
WTF?? That sounds cruel. Srsyly, The only people that could enjoy that "sport" are the people that enjoy hurting an animals.
One festival participant tried to defend the event by saying:
"We do not kill the turtles. They are caught by hand. You can't pull the head off a turtle."
Wow, really? Is it possible to pull the head off a person? Let's try on that guy.
Everyone should do their part to discourage this kind of abuse. HERE are some suggestions on ways you can help.
[image via wikipedia]
Dog frisbee is HUGE is Russia!!
Did you know dog Frisbee is Russia's most popular sport? Dogs train all year to battle in the intense one-dog-takes-all challenge.
The dog that wins gets on the cover of every Russian newspaper and is crowned "King of the Dogs" and helps advise Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for an entire year!!
Alright, alright. We made all that up. But it should be that way!
Check out these SOUPA talented dogs and see what we mean.
BTW, one is way better than the rest.
What a steal!
Royal newlyweds, Prince William and his Duchess Kate who are making their big North American trip next month, will attend the July 9 Foundation Polo Challenge at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in California.
It's the one event on their U.S. tour that's open to the public.
That's right! And for the low low price of only $4,000 a person you can brush elbows with the VIPs seated in the royal couple's section!