I'd never heard of this. Apparently in China and other countries this barbaric practice is a "tradition".
Karen Chisholm, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said countries often defended horse fighting as a tradition, but "torturing these magnificent animals in the name of entertainment is deplorable".
"Tradition never justifies cruelty and this has no place in a civilised society," she said.
While horse fighting has been outlawed in many nations, it still thrives in China, the Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea.
Screw tradition. I'm sick and tired of this lame argument used for whaling, animal fighting and other cruelty. The fact that people engage in barbaric behavior for centuries doesn't make it any less barbaric.