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PETA Asks Shortstop to Give Bulls a Break

Written by PETA | October 1, 2009
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Omar Vizquel

Apparently he wasn’t content with going all “crocodile hunter” on an anaconda, as he did during the last off-season. Now Texas Rangers infielder Omar Vizquel has expressed the desire to take up bullfighting in his home country of Venezuela during this year’s off-season. He has also said that he hopes to attend all the Triple Crown horse races after he retires.

Is there no animal safe from Omar’s down time?

Upon hearing about Omar’s ghoulish vacation plans, we dashed off a letter to the aging shortstop asking him to solve his midlife crisis in a way that doesn’t involve torturing and killing animals.

Buy a convertible, go skydiving, date a woman half your age—just don’t drag animals into it, OK, Omar?

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Kurt K says:

    Cindy You just wrote a great post about reaching out to others and not alienating them. However you just did what you advocated against. You just alienated “right wing” politicians. Lets not get into politics on here. That is a whole other can of worms.

  • Cindy says:

    I have been a vegetarian and animal rights advocate for well over 25 years and have to admit sometimes overzealots have it wrong by looking at one part of a persons outlook. Omar has been a positive influence on humanity in so many ways. Instead of hating on him why not use a little love to educate him. I think he would respond. Sometimes animal lovers alienate instead of educate…just like the right wing politics. Be careful that your passion does not turn into something something more sordid.

  • Len Goldberg says:

    Omar you’re a classy fielder with all those Gold Gloves now how bout being a classy human?

  • Tamra says:

    Good job Toby….you know because we all needed that clarification. Quit reading too much into her sentence as there was nothing wrong or misguiding with her choice of wording. Go back to reading your BIO 101 book to see what else you can impress us with!

  • Toby Saunders says:

    Alisa recommended Omar date a woman as if women aren’t animals and that is incorrect. Omar Alisa and I are animals and there’s no good reason to suggest otherwise.

  • Myrna Juarez says:

    You are suppose to be a role model! What’s wrong with you? All animals have a right to live. Don’t you think that many fans will follow your footsteps??? How can you just be ok into taking up a so called sport as bullfighting? And to top it off whach horses suffer just to make their jokeys and the beters money? I’m very disappointed in you! My child was a fan of yours and I decided to let my 16 yr old know the truth behind your cruel decisions. Sad to say that he is very upset and disappointed knowing that once a hero now a person who decided to inflict pain on animals.

  • DMan says:

    I remember attending bullfighting at a young age. Would be interested in seeing how his career goes.

  • Lisa says:

    Please lets stop the madness love animals let them live like God intended them to live! These animals deserve our respect!! not fear us. Why is it considered a sport of any kind when animals are suffering needlessly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lauren beebe says:

    bull fighting is cruel there are tons of other hobbies to try!

  • I Gac says:

    Please do something constructive for people or animals instead of partipating in this cruelty.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Way too many Baseball Football and Hockey players hunt and fish. Some of the most garish ones even wear fur.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    If he needs something to do in the off season why doesn’t he go play baseball in Japan? “Bored people are boring.” Betsy Draper in Madmen.

  • Dina Fink says:

    Please be a positive role model and do not torture these beautiful bulls or any other creatures. Please give back to your community by helping to feed the hungry and the poor or something positive. People look up to you so PLEASE do not let them down Thank you Dina Fink