In my opinion, bull fighting is wrong as it is nothing but animal cruelty, and having been taken to a bull fight when I was younger and having witnessed it, I have always disagreed. The tradition, as it is practiced today, involves professional toreros (toureiros in Portuguese; also referred to as toreadors in English), who execute various formal moves in order to subdue the bull. Such maneuvers are performed at close range, which places the bullfighter at risk of being gored or trampled. The bullfight usually concludes with the killing of the bull by a sword thrust.
This in my opinion is cruelty as the bull is baited in to a state where it is scared, angry, and then is ultimately made to suffer by it being stabbed and left to bleed to death.
Some people may say that it is a tradition and yes I can understand that, however, many other 'blood sports' where the animal is made to fight to the death, such as dog fighting, are considered illegal, so I cannot understand why bull fighting is accepted.
I was just wondering your opinions, be they for or against the sport?
Below are some pictures posted on the BBC News website.