Defence of bullfighting.

One of your batxillerat schoolmates, Álvaro González from 1B, has just published an interesting article in today’s Costa Levante newspaper. What do you think about it? Do you agree? You can comment on it here, or even better, write to the newspaper! Read it here:


Defence of bullfighting

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4 thoughts on “Defence of bullfighting.

  1. What??? Look, Alvaro, I am spanish too, and bullfighting is the most cruel, terrifiying and shamefull thing in the whole Spain. 70% of spanish people doen´t like it, however, politicians suport it with more than 600 million euro per year. Publuc money for torturing animals.
    You Alvaro speak about tradition! Lapitadion with stones and clitoris removal are also traditional in some arabic contries… Do you whant to keep them too? Tradition does not alow cruelty to keep going!!
    Most of touris who come to Spain and watch a corrida, got out from the arena crying and traumated. Bulls are tortured slowly in the arena, And also the day before to weaken them!!! If you like bullfignting so much, Alvaro, put you in the place of the bull, and all of us will have fun. Will see if you find it so fun!

    • So how about Fox Hunting? “Most are …Crying and Traumatized” you’re full of BS. Most tourists who go to a Bullfight know exactly what to expect. That is what I find so distasteful your hypocrisy and dishonesty. What if I could prove to you using “science” that a Tomato feels and that Lettuce acts intelligently? What about antibiotics? Do we have a right to life that supersedes that of bacteria? Can you reassure me that staphylococci do not experience a terrible death when killed using antibiotics? More importantly what about all those innocent non-lethal bacteria that live on our skin and we wash into oblivion every day just to maintain cultural standards of hygiene? I won’t intrude into the social issues of another country and Bullfighting is a cultural issue dating back to Paleolithic times in the Mediterranean and it has been controversial almost as long but the decision should’t be made to pacify an obstructionist minority bent not on saving non-human animals from harm so mush as expressing their own egos and oppressing society in general. The glorious leader of PETA kills more living things traveling about in a year than a Matador will during their lifetime in the ring.You don’t really care about animals or humans, about anything but your fanatic pursuit to foist your will on others, it makes you feel like you have a purpose, your important so you follow your leaders blindly and if tomorrow they said all bulls are evil and must be destroyed you’d be protesting and obstructing society to force to slaughter the very creatures you claim to care for today. What’s more you are a coward you don’t take on real social issues but the safe ones which you feel compelled to radicalize to make you feel its important and that you’re special. I don’t need to meet you to know you, without this obsession you’re pathetic and sorry, a frustrated closeted tyrant, petty and jealous, a passive aggressive and vengeful little person.

  2. Bullfighting: The most ‘indefensible’ type of ‘animal abuse.’
    Bullfighting is not a ‘fight’ at all, but a systematic ‘torture-killing’ that pits a gang of armed thugs wielding ‘razor-sharp’ barbed spikes, spears, swords and daggers (these weapons are designed to ‘inflict intense pain and cause blood loss’ to weaken the animal) against a lone, terrified; confused; ‘fatally’ disabled and wounded animal.

    It’s a ‘sickening’ economic industry based on HORRIFYING victimization; sadistic abuse; extreme cruelty and ‘mutilation and torture’ of bulls (and horses) during the cruel exhibitions of ‘bullfights’ (which are ‘blood’ fiestas): “GRAPHIC — Bullfighting Cruelty and Cowardice Exposed”:

    Handlers weaken the bull for days before the bullfight. They put laxatives in his food and heavy sandbags on his back. They file his horns down to the tender quick; they blind and drug him; they stuff his ears so that he cannot ‘hear’; they stuff his nostrils so that he cannot ‘breath’. In the ring, they drive ‘razor-sharp’ lances into his back and neck muscles so he can’t lift his head. By the time the matador appears, the bull is weak from blood loss and dizzy from being chased in circles.

    The horses used in bullfights are old and drugged. Wet newspaper is stuffed in their ears and their vocal cords are cut so the audience will not hear their cries. They wear long blankets to hide their entrails, which spill out when they are ‘gored and disemboweled’ by the ‘deceived; tortured; agonizing’ bull.

    It’s no fun to see an innocent, crazed animal ‘tortured’ before a screaming crowd of people, who should be hanging their heads in shame. Even if you leave after 15 to 20 minutes, the damage has been done – your money has gone to support this ‘hellish business,’ which ‘decent people’ are working to ‘end.’

    The continuation of bullfighting depends on ‘government subsidies’ and the ‘tourist industry.’

    Don’t be an accomplice to this ‘savagery’ by supporting it with your ‘tourist dollars.’

    Please help these ‘suffering’ animals – ‘STAY AWAY FROM BULLFIGHTS; speak out against them and DEMAND that they be “ABOLISHED.”

    Michel Michaeljohn; California; United States.

  3. A clueless teenager defending corrida, really? Álvaro González’s opinion matters little, as he has shown the knowledge of a monkey on the matter. Using his logic, we as a nation should bring back slavery as well, as our forefathers “had them many years ago.” While we’re at it, why not bring back up other idiotic things we as a nation collectively have done in the past due to it being “tradition?” I sincerely hope for Álvaro’s sake that he shows more reasoning and argumentation ability in the future, because as it stands, the premises behind his ultimate conclusion are ludicrous. Basically he defends bullfighting because of two reasons: “we had them many years ago” and “it’s tradition.” Wow. His stance will be moot in a few years anyway, as it has been shown that the overwhelming majority of younger people in our beloved land have little to no interest in the “sport.”

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