Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Horse Going on It's Hind Legs in a Fight Is A Natural Behavior. A Horse Trained To Walk A Mile On It's Hind Legs, Isn't

Don't let the title of this clip fool you.  There is nothing gruesome about it.  It is quite impressive, actually.

To keep comparing an elephant standing on it's hind leg's to reach browse over it's head for a few moment's of it's life, to an elephant standing on a tub on it's hind leg's 2 or 3 show's a day for 40 years is ridiculous, and need's to quit being used as an argument or justification for anything.  Find something legitimate and valid.  At what point in an elephants life, with the exception of reaching up for browse, supporting itself with said browse, until it's weight pulls it down, would it go on it's hind legs?  Anyone ever recall seeing an elephant go on it's hind leg's in a fight, with a rare, rare, rare, exception.  Anyone?  Anyone ever recall seeing an elephant go to it's head, with it's back feet straight in the air and hold it for 4 or 5 seconds.  To compare that to an elephant rooting in the mud, with it's head down and one foot kicked in the air is ridiculous.  What possibly reason would an elephant have to do a one foot stand "naturally" in the wild, Larry?  Anyone?  Ride a tricycle?   Yes, it's physical makeup and the way it's body is structured allows it to, but who decides when enough is enough.  Like the horse below, who decides when enough steps on it's hind legs is enough, before permanent damage occurs?   In defense of the horse that naturally rears, then being taught to walk a mile on it's hind legs, what if it has been genetically "engineered" through hundreds of years of selective breeding, to possess the physical ability to carry out a mile long hind leg walk?   Relatively easy to breed a horse to carry out a physical behavior, not so easy with elephants.

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