Thursday, October 28, 2010

Are You Against Bullfighting?

International Movement Against Bullfights writes.
Perhaps surprisingly in the 21st Century, bullfights still exist in several countries of the world, much to our shame in what we commonly regard as an "enlightened" era. to read more go here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Funny Thing About Dog Racing

  Do you ever wonder if the dogs really enjoy what they're doing. Seems like a lot of hard work. Do they just not know how good the other dogs have it? Sitting around, eating, playing, & getting loved. I don't know.

animals for kids

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

History of Animals in Sports

Animals have been used in sports since the days of the Ancient Greeks and Romans who used horses for chariot races. Since then, humans have used animals in all kinds of sporting
pastimes, such as equestrian (horse jumping), polo, bull fighting and even camel racing!
To read more go here

Tropical rainforest animals

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Domesticated Animals in Sports

The only animals used in major sports today are domesticated ones: horses, bovines (calves, bulls, and steers), dogs, and cocks. Horses are the most versatile sporting animal, participating on a large scale in sports besides racing and rodeos. . However, none of these sports are performed by horses alone. All of them include humans, who ride the horses, run alongside them, or are pulled behind in carts.
To read more about this here.

Land Animals

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What is Polo?

Not the fragrance or the clothing line... I am talking about the sport Polo, the one played a top a four-legged friend, more commonly known as a horse.

Polo is a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet. The traditional sport of polo is played at speed on a large grass field up to 300 yards in length, and each polo team consists of four riders and their mounts. (wikipedia)

This game has been dated back to 3000 B.C. in India.... wow, I bet very few games can boast that kind of lineage!! If you are curious to learn more about the game of polo, look here.

Animals of the world