How do animals get castrated with little to no reaction?

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I saw a youtube video of a bull getting his balls twisted off with a tool used for castration (it was basically a hand drill) and he didn’t even flinch or make any noise. Not to mention he just walked it off and there was little to no bleeding. Would a man bleed out if he had this done to him and how are animals so resistant to testicular pain.

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Animals react to pain differently than humans do; you can’t anthropomorphize them and expect them to wail and moan like a human would. There is a lot of research suggesting that animals who undergo castration and other painful techniques react differently to certain types of procedures later in life, indicating that they do feel profound pain. It just looks different to humans because they evince pain differently.

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I’m not sure about the hand drill tool you describe, but often a tool is used that crushes the tissue and cuts off the blood supply. Pain for a few seconds, then there is no functional nerves or blood vessel left to transmit pain or bleeding. Now you’re free to either leave the balls to fall off naturally or cut them off. In some countries they still use elastic bands placed a few days after birth that have the same effect.

There is no reason to think they don’t feel the same pain a man would feel. Animals have been forced by evolution to hide their pain, especially prey animals, because showing it is a sign they are weakened by an injury and makes it easier for a predator to single them out. It’s also possible they used restraint on this specific bull that made it less likely to show signs of pain. In horses they sometimes use a piece of rope twisted around the nose that triggers the release of endorphins, and they stop reacting when a minute earlier they were kicking and bucking around. Similar things exist for bovines.

As for bleeding out, I don’t think they would of it were done properly, as it only takes a clean cut in the skin and then there are two relatively small blood vessels they can bleed from. It if were botched or just chopped off I can imagine they would bleed more still doubt they’d bleed out entirely but don’t quote me on that

Having grown up around horses I know a bit about this. Horse..bull..close enough. Grass eating animals are prey animals. They do not show pain very easily. Pain equals weakness which will get you killed/eaten. It would not be super uncommon to have a horse tied up in a fence with a limb hanging off and for them to be acting very normal. They 100% do have pain but react in different ways. A horse will kick out, buck, scream etc to get you away when it isn’t feeling well.

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I saw a youtube video of a bull getting his balls twisted off with a tool used for castration (it was basically a hand drill) and he didn’t even flinch or make any noise. Not to mention he just walked it off and there was little to no bleeding. Would a man bleed out if he had this done to him and how are animals so resistant to testicular pain.

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Animals react to pain differently than humans do; you can’t anthropomorphize them and expect them to wail and moan like a human would. There is a lot of research suggesting that animals who undergo castration and other painful techniques react differently to certain types of procedures later in life, indicating that they do feel profound pain. It just looks different to humans because they evince pain differently.

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I’m not sure about the hand drill tool you describe, but often a tool is used that crushes the tissue and cuts off the blood supply. Pain for a few seconds, then there is no functional nerves or blood vessel left to transmit pain or bleeding. Now you’re free to either leave the balls to fall off naturally or cut them off. In some countries they still use elastic bands placed a few days after birth that have the same effect.

There is no reason to think they don’t feel the same pain a man would feel. Animals have been forced by evolution to hide their pain, especially prey animals, because showing it is a sign they are weakened by an injury and makes it easier for a predator to single them out. It’s also possible they used restraint on this specific bull that made it less likely to show signs of pain. In horses they sometimes use a piece of rope twisted around the nose that triggers the release of endorphins, and they stop reacting when a minute earlier they were kicking and bucking around. Similar things exist for bovines.

As for bleeding out, I don’t think they would of it were done properly, as it only takes a clean cut in the skin and then there are two relatively small blood vessels they can bleed from. It if were botched or just chopped off I can imagine they would bleed more still doubt they’d bleed out entirely but don’t quote me on that

Having grown up around horses I know a bit about this. Horse..bull..close enough. Grass eating animals are prey animals. They do not show pain very easily. Pain equals weakness which will get you killed/eaten. It would not be super uncommon to have a horse tied up in a fence with a limb hanging off and for them to be acting very normal. They 100% do have pain but react in different ways. A horse will kick out, buck, scream etc to get you away when it isn’t feeling well.