24 January 2011

The cruel practice of camel fighting lives on in Turkey

The cruel tradition of camel fighting still goes on in Turkey.

Male camels are starved for up to 3 months to make them irritable. The camels are made to fight for ten minutes, twisting necks and knocking each other down.

Animal rights groups have complained in the past but have never organized any formal protests against the events.

Recently The Wall Street Journal covered the barbaric sport.

To sign the "Say no to Camel Fighting" petition click here.

John Himmelberger | @johnhimm
John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences. Follow John on his blog and Facebook.

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