Bull Fighting

Bull fighting has been a long standing cultural sport in places such as Spain, and other Latin countries, however, one area in Spain has voted to outlaw the practice meaning the end of this in that area as from 2012.

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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10780480

  • SuDoku
  • July 28, 2010, 3:06 am
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    I agree.
    The burning of Witches used to be a tradition, but nobody practices that anymore, so why should we practice bullfighting and justify it as a tradition?

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    michaelyn: i hope you get reincarnated as a bull you asshole! see how you would like to be toyed with for an hour and then stabbed to death for no reason.

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    The only cool thing about Bullfighting is, when people get hit and get heavily injured or die... JUSTICE. They shouldn't fuck with these animals.

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    i am so outraged that my way of life in the US is not the same way of life the rest of the world has. my morals are the only morals. if your country does anything different then you are wrong. here in the US we would never harm an animal, we hunt them. sometimes with dogs. other places may have cock fighting. that is wrong since its not my way. (if you don't get it by not i am trying, very poorly i am sure, to be sarcastic. if you eat meat then you kills animals. after we have established that all that is left is a semantic debate. fuck being a vegan, i love my veil.)

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    BECAUSE WHENYOUR BURNING WITCHES YOUR KILLING INNECENT WOMAN, BUT WHEN YOUR BULL FIGHTING YOUR NOT KILLING A HUMAN WHICH CAN I REMIND YOU IS THE SUPERIOR SPECIES SO STOP BEING A LITTLE BITCH! YES BULLFIGHTING EQUALS WRONG BUT WTF?! WHY WOULD YOU COMPARE THE TWO YOU DUMB FUCK!

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