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Course Camarguaise @ the arena of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

just a short edit ...a proper one tomorrow as soon as i find some time

many thanks to [link] for this DD :)

and to clarify things a little, this is no Corrida/Bullfight, the Bulls are neither killed nor hurt in the process

more detailed explanations will follow, sorry
thanks for all the comments and likes!
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Given 2013-05-27
Course by *LordGuardian ( Featured by 1pen )
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ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Many, many animals bleed from the nose when under physical duress; it's common for animals that breathe only through the nose (bovines, equines, etc. etc.).

As the photographer said, no one hurt the bull; unlike bullfighting, it was not stabbed various times with swords, goaded towards an armed opponent, had its ear chopped off for a trophy or been killed at the end of a bloody battle. If teased, many male animals will charge, even domestic ones.

The picture is lovely, and I'm glad it isn't from a bullfight.
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for your comment and not bashing my pic :D 

have a look at some of my other less controversial pictures in my gallery if you have the time and haven't done so already :)

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ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome.  I am absolutely crazy about animals, and I hate to see them injured, so it infuriates me that people set this on the same level as bull fighting.

I will!
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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deghonline Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the picture and the description of it. I'm gald this isn't a bullfight and I'm glad you condemn animal cruelty (I remember your FB post about it). ^^ I guess I don't agree totally with that course either but I'm feeling glad the bull isn't abused in the arena by some stupid and cruel toreros... ;) I like the movement and the details of the sand and dust that are thrown into the air by the bull's foot. ^^
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for your comment ....yes it's n ice to be able to freeze motion on some things sometimes
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RainUndead Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeez the people bashing this is no better then PETA..
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well people are entitled to their own opinions. And i agree with anyone who says animals should not be abused or tortured for fun. ...but many just comment without thinking or even taking their time to really see what it is about ;)

thank you for your comment :)
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UpsideDownCross Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yea the bull isnt hurt? that explains why his nose is bleeding....
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not defending this sport, but as I said many times before, the bull was not hurt, there was no violence applied towards this animal except making it run. I was there for the whole 15-20 minutes the animal was in the arena, i saw him come in and i saw him go out again. He probably got nosebleed from running, as physical activity and can sometimes cause it (faster heart rate/higher blood pressure making the mucosa bleed)
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LaArtist85 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
This bullshit with bulls should be banned. It is cruel.
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this is the case with most sports involving animals and I agree with you. At least, if it reassures you, this is a non-bloody tradition. There is no physical violence towards the animal (except making it run). I even have never seen a course where they forced the bull to run, they merely tease him. Sometimes if the bull is just tired or bored and stands around without 'attacking' the round just ends prematurely and another one is brought in.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Writer
I used this title for a title poem here- [link] -and linked it back to you. Thanks!
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you too! :)
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Riftress Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it bleeding from the nose? O.O
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not defending this sport, but there was no violence applied towards this animal except making it run. I was there for the whole 15-20 minutes the animal was in the arena, i saw him come in and i saw him go out again. He probably got nosebleed from running, as physical activity and can sometimes cause it (faster heart rate/higher blood pressure making the mucosa bleed)
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Riftress Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see! I got a bit worried there. ^^;
Well, it's a gorgeous energetic shot overall, so congrats on the DD! :D
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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Riftress Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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marbledcat Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
probably scraped it on the ground.
but yes, it is ; o ;
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Riftress Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor thing! Awesome photo, but... I feel bad for the bull's nose! :no:
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LunarDino Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh, the sport of kings... Or... Fast people...
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, they better be fast and very focused ...mistakes can be fatal
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half-dragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Almost thought it was Spain till I looked it up.
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, like I said before, this is no bullfight in the traditional sense of the word (well i mean what people most of the time understand under bullfight) :)
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half-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Yes it is in France
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes this was :)
thanks for commenting, have a nice day
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half-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
You too
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SamirDif Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Run Run... XD
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fast! ;)
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Karinta Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
There is a fantastic energy within the photo - congratulations.
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I am glad you like it :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You are welcome! :D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, very kind of you :) ...glad you like it
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is a great and kinda funny picture; I like it and I'm tired of people whining about animal abuse. It's probably just as fun for the animal as it is for the humans. I mean, it's running. That's what animals do for fun.
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, i wouldn't go as far as say that it is fun for the animal, but as i said some times already, apart from having some stress and feeling exhausted after those 20 minutes or so the round lasts the bulls are not harmed.
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Okay, thanks for clarifying~
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LordGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure ...have a nice day
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
actually, i take it back
you may not be an idiot, but that argument is the most idiotic thing i have read so far
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Someone needs to get out more and see some real stupid arguments, because this isn't one of them.
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
yes it is
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Everything you're saying makes you look like a know-it-all idiot. Let me spell it out for you, asswipe:

1) No one here cares
2) No one here cares
3) No one here cares
4) No one here cares
and
5) No one here cares
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
if you don't care, then ignore me! or is it that difficult
if you answer me, it means you care
ooops
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yes I care so much about bulls that aren't wounded, I lose so much sleep over it.
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
okay
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
you are an idiot
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
And what do you think animals "like" to do, hm? What makes you assume this isn't enjoyable for them? You can't read their minds any better than I can, dear, and therefore my opinion is just as valid as yours.
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