What are the Pros and Cons of Pet or animal Sports

Pros and cons of Pet Sports, Cute dog playing soccer Pet Sports examples include pet soccer, horse racing, greyhound racing, rodeos, dog agility events, bull fighting, etc... Two of the most common animals involved in Pet Sports are dogs and horses. There are many types of animal sporting events, with varying levels of participation from humans. Some pet sport events are solely between the animals while others use the animals in a lesser role. Pet Sports include competitions or games involving 1 or more pets competing together with their owners at various levels.
What are the pros and cons of Pet or Animal Sports? Pet Sports have many advantages and disadvantages.
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Here are the advantages of Pet Sports: Pros and cons of Pet Sports, Cute dog playing soccer
  1. The pets and their owner exercise together and have fun doing it.
  2. The pets and their owners bond around their common goal of winning while having fun.
  3. The pets and their owner meet and befriend other pets and owner involved in the competition.
  4. Pet Sports are ideal occasions for raising money for charities dedicated toward important causes like the protection of animals, the eradication of diseases like cancer,etc...
Pet or Animal Sports have some negatives too. Below are the cons of pet sports:
  1. Animal cruelty. Some pet owners push their pet above the limit during competition and it sometimes result to death or severe injuries to the animals involved, because they are sometimes forced to please their owner by going above their physical limits.
  2. The exploitation of pets by their owner for their own pleasure or wealth.
Here are some pet sports resources:
  1. Pet Sports League
  2. Pet Sport USA
  3. Pet Soccer online game
  4. Animal in Sports
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Pet - Animal Sports Questions and Answers

Why does PETA support beef in USA and try to stop animal sport?

I do not think PETA supports,— leave alone beef-eating in the US — meat eating in any country. I do not think vegetarianism, as a way of life and as one of the ethical codes, exists in any country outside India. Even in countries where Buddhism is the state religion, people revel in meat-eating. This may be because Lord Buddha was only against the Vedic practice of animal sacrifice and not man’s habit of meat-eating altogether.

What are the top 10 cruelty animal sports?

1.Cockfighting
Still very much prevalent in many parts of the world, the cocks are bred in dreadful conditions and mistreated to make them bad tempered. They are also starved to make them even meaner before a fight.

2. Bulls fighting
This blood sport has probably been the subject matter of more protests from animal rights groups than any other. Thankfully, however the protests have had their effect and we are seeing less and less of this needlessly cruel activity is.

3. Dog Fighting
Similar to cock-fighting, here as well, the animals are mistreated to the extent that even a gentle natured animal turns mean and ferocious.

4. Circus
Circuses create unnatural captive environments for animals that are then made to perform strange acts contrary to their own volition. Whips, rods, hooks and even electric prods are used in the process of training.

5. Hare Coursing
Still very much prevalent in many parts of the world, the cocks are bred in dreadful conditions and mistreated to make them bad tempered. They are also starve... (more) Thankfully this ‘sport’ is almost completely outlawed. It involves dogs chasing hares. Surely if one enjoys watching animals chasing one another, they can watch the Discovery Channel!

6. Fox Hunting
Bears in captivity were trained to fight, dance; ride bicycles and put on other types of entertainment for people. Then there is Bear Baiting or Bear Baying (trained dogs are released on a chained bear) another ingenious form of animal torture.

In England this consists of chasing down and actually killing the hapless fox, and elsewhere, it merely drives the terrified animal underground to its hole. The ‘pleasure’ is apparently in the chase.

7. Bear Shows
Bears in captivity were trained to fight, dance; ride bicycles and put on other types of entertainment for people. Then there is Bear Baiting or Bear Baying (trained dogs are released on a chained bear) another ingenious form of animal torture.

8. Animal Racing
One could argue that racing is not cruel and the animals are kept in relative comfort. However, greyhounds and race horses who outlive their utility may be destined for some very grim fate: killed, sold to a slaughter house or donated for animal experiments.

9. Rodeo Riding
This is still prevalent though several regulations in the interests of preventing animal cruelty are now in place. 10. Orangutan Boxing
This bizarre form of entertainment is prevalent in Thailand, which actually puts the apes in a boxing ring with gloves on.

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Why do people need animals for sport?

Because without them, there’s nothing to shoot at. If you meant to ask “Why do people need to hunt animals for sport” they probably don’t. At least not most places. But, it has a LONG history and is ingrained in many families history. Nearly every culture in human history hunted. The earliest humans were essentially omnivorous. They would basically eat anything that couldn’t get away from them. That’s pretty much true today. There are parts of the world where they eat nearly everything. Dogs, cats, spiders, ants, grasshoppers etc., etc. If the choice is to starve or eat a roasted tarantula, the vast majority of humans will eat the spider.
Nowadays, most people hunt because they enjoy it. For my family it is often a father / son bonding moment the actual hunting isn’t even all that important. It’s more about being together out in the boonies and roughing it for a few days at the cabin. If they come home with nothing, as they often do, they aren’t too broken up about it.