The news that an 8 and 9 year old boy have been cage fighting for the entertainment of adults has sickened me.
As a mum to an 8 year old, I find it hard to understand how any so called parent could stand back and let them fight in a cage in the name of so called ‘entertainment.’
What kind of parent stands back and watches them get thrown around a cage, with people egging them on?
As a parent, it goes against all your natural instincts to just watch them fight and get hurt.
I don’t buy into the whole ‘how is it any different to judo or karate lessons for children?’ argument either. They’re just looking for ways to justify their actions.
Judo and karate is a form of self defence, and serves a purpose. It doesn’t just serve as a form of entertainment for a load of jeering adults.
Adults paying to see children fight all in the name of entertainment isn’t even comparable.
What kind of message is it sending out to children that it’s okay to beat seven bells of pap out of other kids when it’s in a cage? We should be teaching our children not to beat up others in the form of entertainment, not actively encourage it.
It should be banned.