Mrs Beinisch, first of all, let me thank you for accepting this interview with DV8 World News. I am personally delighted to have you with us today. We are going to talk together...

Read more

Ecology: Are you in fashion? No longer a company without its environmental charter, no more a product without its eco-responsible promises, no more a speech coated with ecolo...

Read more

Eating plant-based is 6 times more effective for the environment than eating organic and local according to Carbone 4 , and it takes 4 times more land to feed a person with a hi...

Read more

Not a fan of Unabomber. “When the hares declared equal rights between animals, they wanted to ostracize the lions; they didn't answer, but they bared their teeth &r...

Read more

Deadly Buffalo Fighting Festival: when tradition rhymes with butchery. ‎

Deadly Buffalo Fighting Festival. | Posted on 2022-05-20 11:36

The Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival is one of the most horrific “festivals” in the world. For the event—which takes place on the ninth day of the eighth month of the Vietnamese lunar calendar—buffaloes are forced to fight each other and then all of them are killed, whether they win or lose. This is cruelty to animals, not culture or heritage worth preserving.

See the unbearable cruelty for yourself:   The Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival: Vietnam's Long-Standing Legacy of Cruelty - YouTube

Buffaloes forced to compete in this festival are bought from neighboring countries such as Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar. Buffaloes used for fighting must meet certain criteria: they must be least 4 years of age and have a wide chest, bow-shaped horns, toned thighs, and a long tail.

They are kept in isolation, fed an unnatural diet, and arduously trained to promote aggression. Their horns are sharpened before and between fights—and they are even drugged.  

Once the festival is over, all the buffaloes used for fighting are slaughtered, as the local residents believe it will bring them "good fortune and security".   

   

The torture and killing of animals have never brought anything good into the world, and culture and tradition are no excuse for cruelty. Furthermore, most Vietnamese people do not support the Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival but want it to end.

At present, as many as 12,000 people have signed a petition calling on Vietnam’s minister of culture, sports, and tourism to revoke the national cultural heritage status of the festival and ban all buffalo fighting festivals nationwide.

Unfortunately, one of the country’s leading companies, VNPT (Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group), continues to fund this archaic bloodbath. Please take a moment to send the company a message asking it immediately to terminate its long-standing support for this cruel festival.

To take action and urge VNPT to Withdraw Support for This Archaic Bloodbath : Tell VNPT to Stop Supporting Vietnam's Deadly Buffalo Fighting Festival | PETA Asia

Posted on 2022-05-20 11:36

Wizardwords 7.0 Greenwashing is more than Brainwashing but so is Blackmail Someone once said: ”I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead...

Read more

Michelle Thew is the CEO of Cruelty Free International – the leading organization working to end animal testing worldwide. For more than 20 years, Michelle has been an adv...

Read more

What is sustainable finance and how it is changing the world Investors no longer face a choice between profit and saving the planet. Sustainable finance is prio...

Read more

DV8 Chat

Find your friends on DV8 Chat.

Suggestion

Newsletter

Receive news directly to your email!