Is bullfighting an acceptable sport in the modern day?
Bullfighting has been a very historical aspect of many countries in Europe and central and south America. For anyone who says that it is not a fair fight, you are wrong. A 150 pound man vs. a 2000 lb bull I think is unfair for the man! After living in Spain and going to bull fights, it is very interesting to see the history and culture behind it. If the bull puts up a good fight, it is released into the wild. also, after the bull is killed, they take the meat from the bull, cook it, and donate it to local homeless shelters. It was one of the first sports, along with gladiators and discus. It should forever be a sport.
I think that if the sport was proposed in Spain today, with no tradition to it, it would be banned immediately. But I think that because of the heritage of the sport it is justifiable, as it brings money to areas in Spain that might struggle otherwise. It creates jobs for people, and taking the sport away could actually mean the bulls have less pleasant lives.
If bullfighting were to be banned completely then it would cause a lot of people to be distraught and agitated. Bullfighting is part of a lot of peoples' lives. It’s like taking football away from England or Rugby from Wales. The Matadors will lose jobs. Unemployment is a big problem in Spain and banning bullfighting will greatly increase the amount of unemployment. Families would be poorer as bullfighting gets people good money and it would affect the amount of tourism and therefore, the growth of Spain’s economy. People in spain started this sport thousands of years ago and they should not have to stop now. No one had any problems with it until recent years and we cannot take away something that spanish people think of as part of their culture.
They've held bullfights for longer than most of our sports. These activities are considered an art form by those who take part, breed the bulls and go to watch. There's absolutely nothing wrong with bullfighting. It's taking away heritage from a culture. Opposition doesn't account for other acts of animal cruelty.
It strikes me that people don't really have a problem with cruelty to animals, they just don't want to see it. Anyone that enjoys a nice juicy steak certainly has no right to protest bullfighting. It is a long tradition in Spanish culture, and unless a person is a true-blue, died in the wool vegetarian they have no right to judge the sport.
If bullfighting were to be banned completely then it would cause a lot of people to be distraught and agitated. Bullfighting is part of a lot of peoples' lives. It’s like taking football away from England or Rugby from Wales. The Matadors will lose jobs. Unemployment is a big problem in Spain and banning bullfighting will greatly increase the amount of unemployment. Families would be poorer as bullfighting gets people good money and it would affect the amount of tourism and therefore, the growth of Spain’s economy
Bullfighting is a barbaric and horrific sport. It should not even be called a sport. To inflict pain and death on a defenseless animal is not a sport. The fact that this "sport" is still considered popular is a poor sign for the state of the world. The bull is attacked and stabbed. It is afraid and trying to protect itself. This so-called sport sickens me and it should be outlawed. It just shows that we are not truly civilized. We still have a long way to go.
Nothing is wrong with bullfighting, people who are against it only have flimsy little reasons to unsupport it such as the bull dies. but no one has a problem with having roast chicken or roast turkey meals, + the bull fighting is a spanish culture, no one has a problem with basket ball or football. any way the bulls need it because if not they will become extinct and thousands will die. with bull fighting only a few die.
Bullfighting is more than a sport. Since it was established it has become a tradition for the native people. People don't do it for fun they do it because it is what they were born into. It is an art to them and is viewed as the way of life in many parts of Spain.
Bullfighting is an acceptable modern day sport. All sports have risks. People are always getting injured in other sports such as football, soccer, tennis, baseball and basketball. Rodeos are just as deadly as bullfighting, and yet we continue to praise and go to them . All sports are dangerous to some degree; that's what makes them interesting.
People in spain started this sport thousands of years ago and they should not have to stop now. No one had any problems with it until recent years and we cannot take away something that spanish people think of as part of their culture.
I think that it is acceptable because the bull probably would have been sent to some factory to be killed in a less humane way than in the ring. Even though the animal gets tortured, it gets a chance to fight back against its abusers. In the end, it gets a very acceptable death, even though it is slow, it dies with honor.
Bullfighting is a questionable sport, but I do feel that it is acceptable, based on history. The thing that I feel is unfair is that the bulls are weakened before the fight. Or, at least with the bullfight I attended, they were. If a man has such weapons against it, the bull should be at full strength. The bullfighters know what risks they face when they step into the ring.
Bullfighting has been around for a long time, and is something Spanish culture thrived on. While it's not as popular now, it is still very important in keeping a memorable part of Spanish life and tradition alive. It's similar to other sports we have in this day, such as rodeo and fighting, and there's no legitimate reason it shouldn't still be around.
Bullfighting may see like a barbaric sport but if a bull truly feels threatened then he will attack. Bull fighter are trained and practice for years to become skilled at their craft. I really feel its an art form and while injuries can happen, the intent of bull fighting is not to kill a bull. We slaughter cows for meat everyday, and I have never seen a bull die in a bull fight.
People say that bulls are sent of to a bullfight to be tortured and stabbed many times for crowd of bloodthirsty psychos, but this is just wrong. Bulls that actually go into a bullfight are hand picked by a matador. These artists have the utmost respect for the animals and want to respect the best that they can by killing it the best they can. If they have a bad kill they are booed by the crowed.
Going back further than just the fight, fighter bulls live better lives than any others. They are able to roam wild and feed in enormous Spanish pastures. This to me seems like a more enjoyable life than the other bulls that are raised for food (because bulls that die in bullfights are sold for meat and often given to charity) which live in a factory.
In Spanish bullfighting the bull is famous. They are considered valiant and courageous. They are considered better than normal bulls because of their courage. In Spain they love the bulls. They don't just kill the bull for fun, it is an art. The bulls that go into the ring are special. They are raised to be bullfighting bulls and are fed good food. They are strong and in the bullfight they demonstrate their courage and strength. They are not like other bulls who are killed to make hamburgers, they are honored. A bullfight is all about honor, for the Matador and for the bull. The bullfight isn't just about killing, in fact the bulls even are allowed to live if the president deems the bull too courageous and strong to kill.
So many people are against bullfighting who have no idea about the changes that have been made. After visiting many anti-bullfighting sites what I have found are that many are not only biased, but completely manipulate so-called "facts" to suit themselves. I always considered myself to have a neutral position, until I decided to see a 'corrida' for myself. What I found is that, not only do the bulls have an equal chance (or even a better chance) at killing the matadors and other aides, that it is an incredible experience. I am not just saying this because of the culture. In any case, if someone is against Bullfighting, they may as well be against horse racing, dog racing, and any single sport that involves animals in any form. Oh, and if bullfighting were prohibited, the Toro de Lidia (the bulls usd in Bullfighting) would become endangered and probably extinct. By removing bullfighting, you are not only taking food away from the poor (which is what happens with the bulls meat), you could be wiping out the bull species.
If bullfighting ended without the bull dying,what would be the point of the game? It would be like the story of Romeo and Juliette with the story ending without Romeo committing suicide! It just wouldn't make any sense at all! Or like a football game without no goal. And plus, bullfighting is completely legal so just suck it up and relate to the Spanish tradition or at least a tradition.!
I believe it makes a good amount of money in entertaining people and ca contribute to a wide audience. A lot of television has been showing stuff that doesn't make any sense like hunting and showcasing game shows that are boring to watch. Bullfighting is like UFC and can ultimately profit good and make people excited and it isn't that bad of a sport.
It is not fair to the animal. How would you like to be used and abused for a sport like this? You would never see a sport resulting in death, ever come across a pair of humans that means the outcome would be for one of the humans to die through this, but always with the bulls in this sport.
Bullfighting is cruel and should be stopped. Having read through some of the comments in favour of bullfighting I find it almost beyond belief that anyone could compare tormenting a sentient animal, sticking spikes into it to make it bleed and weaken it to a game of football or basketball!
Frankly I find it deeply concerning that I should even need to point out the is a difference, but it seems to be necessary so here it is. ..
A basketball is a piece of rubber filled with air. You can do anything you like with it and the basketball won't care.
A bull on the other hand feels pain, fear, confusion and sorrow. Yes, all those emotions.
Based on this fact that the Bull clearly has his own experience of life and his own choice of things he does or does not find acceptable to him. What kind of arrogance would lead you to think that is whether YOU find it acceptable or not that matters more than whether or not he does, considering it is he who has to accept the consequences of it happening.
As for it being an ancient historical heritage. So is cancer. It's a lot older than bullfighting, keeps more people in more jobs, and even occurs at different Francis in different communities. Are you suggesting we should want to keep that forever? No because that might affect you, and preventing you from suffering must be taken seriously right?
The argument that bullfighting is no different than slaughtering an animal for food can only come from an ignorant, ill-informed person. There is a humane, researched, scientific way to slaughter an animal where the animal experiences little to no suffering. It is quick and arguably painless. In bullfighting the torture begins two days before the fight where the bull is kept in the dark and weakened so that they have no fighting chance. The time from when a bull enters the ring to when they are killed takes around 20 minutes. They are tortured until the moment they are killed. The killing is not for any purpose other than human entertainment. It is completely different from slaughtering an animal for food like humans, and other animals do. Though animal slaughter is not perfect and there are issues to be fixed in that industry as well, it is very different from bullfighting and arguing that bullfighting and slaughtering an animal are the same thing is preposterous.
we are supposed to know wats right or grong.Bullfighting is wrong.
How can people attend an act of such brutality to one of the creatures that we share this world with. It is sick and inhumane. If anyone opposes poaching or any type of animal cruelty, you should stand with me and put a stop to this pointless and barbaric killing. If we humans enjoy this, then we're no better than those who kill people for the sake of it.
If you read any article about bullfighting, you will see that the animals are tormented and tortured for at least 15 minutes until they finally die. The bulls only charge the matador because they are in pain! Horses are also killed in these bullfights. No matter what you want to classify it as, art, sport, etc, it is pure cruelty and torture of an animal who has no defense. These bulls are living free range until they enter that ring and are stabbed and tortured continuously until they die. Educate yourself about what really goes on before ignorantly stating its ever okay to torture an animal for entertainment.
The torturing and ritual killing of a sentient being for the sole purpose of enjoyment or furthering a tradition has no place in modern society. Animals feel pain and deserve compassion and their lives have inherent value. It is reasonable to humanely kill an animal for food, but to slay it for pure fun is uncivilized and counter to reason. Just as gladiator games have dissolved as our species has advanced, so should this inhumane tradition.
I don't believe that bullfighting is an acceptable sport in the modern day because it is cruel to the animal and I don't think of it as a sport. Sport is typically played against an opponent (person) while this is similar to hunting which also is not a sport though I agree with that because at least people usually eat their kills and don't torture the animal.
Spectator sports in Ancient Rome used to include gladiator fights where humans fought each other to the death in front of cheering fans. It was a horribly barbaric sport that has long since been abandoned by all modern societies. In bullfighting, the end result is always the death of the bull, and while not as overtly barbaric as gladiator fights, it still constitutes the gratuitous killing of a living, breathing being. It is still barbaric, and should also be abandoned by the few cultures that still celebrate it.
Humans are the more intelligent species and as such have a responsibility toward the less intelligent. To take advantage of a bull by goading it into a rage for sport or just because we can is wrong. Then to take it to the next step and kill it for no reason other than sport is just not acceptable. We should not exploit innocent animals just for fun. It is not being a good steward of our planet and it is being unnecessarily cruel.
Many things go down before the bull enters the arena that many people don't know about. For example, the bulls are kept in a room with no light for about 2 days, with no food or water. This is supposed to 'weaken' the bull. Also, bulls are hit with a sack of wet sand on their ribs and liver to also 'weaken' it. The bulls are given laxatives, and also get poked in the testicles with a knitting needle to also 'weaken' it. Vaseline gets put in the bull's eyes to fog up its vision, and cotton gets put in the bull's nose and throat to lessen breathing. More times than not, the tips of the bulls horns are cut off, also to 'weaken' the bull. And lastly, the sliding door that allows the bull into the arena gets dropped on the bull's skull, splitting or cracking the bull's skull. After reading these facts, I was sure I was against this so-called 'sport'.
Bullfighting is no better then dog fighting or cock fighting. There is no reason for a human being to cause harm to an animal without good cause. For example: when we hunt we eat the food, when we euthanize it is with cause and even when we kill rodents there is a purpose. There is no acceptable purpose in bullfighting in my opinion. The "sport" as it is called is morally unacceptable and unethical. I do feel it should be outlawed in every country.
• There is a difference between animal slaughter and animal cruelty. With slaughter, there are ways to kill the animal quickly with little to no pain involved. However, with the bullfights, it takes roughly 20 minutes of torture before they get speared.
• Unlike slaughter, after a bull is dead there is no use for the animal. The bull is simply tied to a horse and dragged out of the ring.
• Although it would be fair to have one man versus one bull, the ratio of men to bulls is 3 to 1 which is not a fair fight.
• During the time that the bull is being tortured, there is a loud audience scaring the bull. The terrified bull does not understand what is happening and tires itself out trying to escape the situation.
• The men in the ring have spears and other people to help them, while the bull remains defenseless and is unaware of its certain death.
• The bull is not the only animal harmed in the bullfight. The picador goes up to the bull on a horse and in trying to maim the bull, the horse is put in harms way when the confused bull attacks. The horse’s vocal cords are cut so it is unable to scream in pain when stabbed by the bull’s horns.
• There are over 20,000 bulls killed every year due to the bullfights in Spain alone.
The bulls they use are often below four, and the bull is always killed or wounded. These bulls are like children, they have a life ahead of them, but because they were chosen for the arena, they had to sacrifice that will. I think bullfighting is taking advantage of their incapability of speech, because they can't deny the order of going to their death. Also, I think that if you have to fight a bull, let them fight without being poked and weakened. It's giving an unfair advantage to the matador. Even gladiator fights had more care in them, because they let you choose.
Animal pain for entertainment is just wrong.The Evolution of mankind will one day look at bullfighting as a crime against nature .These poor innocent animals suffer just for the enjoyment of the sadistic few who enjoy these cowardly acts.If God created all animals and he is love he must be sad.
Bull fighting is not an acceptable sport in the modern day because morals and values change. It's not hunting, where the kill is supposed to be instantaneous and ideally for meat only. It's a show to slowly stab an animal to death. Yes, it has a grand tradition, but so did gladiator fights. As society changes, we need to change the things we do.
There is no excuse for animal cruelty and calling it sport. It doesn't matter that it is a long tradition; it shouldn't be allowed in this day and age. We are in a new era of respect for all life, or at least the beginnings of this era, and any step forward will be a step in the right direction toward assuring that all creatures are protected here on earth.
Have you ever been to one? They die! By agreeing with bullfighting you are agreeing with the murder of people and of animals. It is animal cruelty and it can be avoided. It is against human rights as the people who fight the bulls are only doing for the money.
The bull doesn't ask for a fight. It should therefore be banned just as barbaric gladiator fighting has been. Animals should be treated with respect, for God would not be pleased with treating His creations with such wanton disregard. Barbarism and violence needs to leave modern society. In the words of Ghandi, you can judge society by how it treats its animals
Actually, I don't view bullfighting as ever being an acceptable sport. The idea of killing an animal for the viewing pleasure of a crowd strikes me as disgusting. I don't doubt that it is thrilling to see the matador preen and taunt the bull, but the final act of killing makes the idea repulsive and unacceptable to me.
Why should we support the Spanish people and allow them to partake in animal torture? People in general know that this is a primeval activity and that this is nothing more than a grotesque show of contempt for animal life. They are not dumb animals, and they do feel pain. We were not put on this earth to maim and torture. Killing humanely for food is one argument, but this is torture for sport. Why not pour petrol on the bull, set it on fire and laugh as it runs around the ring? I don't see the difference between that and what actually goes on.
Fighting bulls was great before video games, where pixels could be shed. It's not right to kill animals for the fun of killing, and it's not a 'sport'. The bull always dies. Always. OK, on rare situations a few times in a bullfighter's life he (or rarely she) spares a bull, but what then? What kind of life after bullfight do these animals have? I like cows, personally. I want to have some. It's not right to raise them to die by inches. It offends our human dignity that this still exists.
How is being abused for 2 days before fight, having a weakened,half- blinded and mentally destroyed version fair? He has wet newspaper in his ears, Vaseline in his eyes and cotton in his nostrils to cut off air, but most of all, he has solution on his legs to keep him off balance. Drugs are also given to slow him down and he is kept in a dark box and when he is free he thinks he may have a chance to get out of this heck but actually he is about to enter his last day on Earth.
It is simply people torturing an innocent creature, for absolutely no reason. I don't understand how it still goes on. Everyone involved should feel ashamed and disgusted with themselves. It is barbaric and horrific. Yes, it's part of Spain's culture big whoop, bear baiting was part of England's' culture. They got rid of it. It should have ended along time ago, and I don't understand how anyone takes pleasure watching or being a part of murder.
Just because people eat meat does not mean that it is ok to say bullfighting is acceptable. When slaughtering animals, they are killed as quickly and painlessly as possible. They are not abused days before the fight takes place. Futhermore, it is irrelevant whether there are risks involved for the matador as it is certain that the bull will die, that is the object of the sport. How this can be acceptable is mindboggling. Surely we are past animal cruelty?
Bullfighting should not be an acceptable sport in the modern world. During a bullfight, the bull is stabbed repeatedly with many piercing instruments until it is eventually stabbed through the heart to death. This is incredibly cruel to the bull and I really don't see how a bullfight should be viewed any differently than a dog fight. There is no place for this type of cruelty in a civilized society.
Lots of bulls die and its brutal and gross and its not entertaining at all and they are stabbing bulls to death and its very sad and i don't agree with it and its very bloody and if people are doing it to other to show that its wrong then it is obviously wrong
Bullfighting is not a sport and is NOT a TRADITION. it's the worst thing you can do. i find the people that do it phsyco. if you wouldnt want you or your family to go through that why would you let that happen to a bull. Some people die in bullfighting, or get severely hurt.
Bullfighting is not an acceptable sport in the modern world today because it is not longer necessity for such archaic exhibits to occur in the name of proving personal manhood. The activity of bullfighting is a gruesome and violent display of cruelty to animals in an era of history when humanity should have evolved beyond such stupidity.
It is one thing to kill an animal. But to torment it and cause it pain before killing it is not humane. We should not hurt anything or anyone just for fun. We believe that the rules for bullfighting should be changed so that the bulls are not killed - rather, they can be made to chase the matedor as a funny spectacle (or a display of his speed and agility, and then the animal can be returned to its pen.
Bullfighting involves the use of a bull, which is tortured through the use of spears and is eventually slaughtered. This inflicts unnecessary pain into an otherwise mild-mannered animal and induces rage. If you're hungry, then kill it humanely. There is no need to taunt and torture an animal. If it is truly entertaining to watch taunting and death, then at least use humans, as they have a choice in the matter of whether or not they wish to be inhumanely treated.
Sure you make good pay but what about your life? Your life is in danger. You might get lucky but then again so could the bull. You might have to amputate your leg. You might never walk again. I say don't do bullfighting for heaven's sake. Please do every one's legs and bodies a favor and ban bullfighting.
Think about the bulls and you too. Bulls are just innocent creatures. They did nothing wrong, but yet you kill them just for entertainment. That is just wrong. I mean also about your body. Sure you get up to $1,000 dollars a day. Not to mention the horses they ride get gored. Please do the horses, the bulls, and your body and other bodies a favor and ban bullfighting.
I think that bull Fighting is an activity that is a huge waist of time and it is the most illogical activity in the world. I think that it is a sport that people who do this should deserve to get hit by the bull and i don't think it is right to kill the bull just for other peoples enjoyment it just isn't right
Bullfighting is not humane it is stabbing an animal for fun. It is unfair to think that enraging a bull to this point by hurting it and then in most cases the end might involve killing it. The bull deserves more of a right then that I'm sure most of us would not like to be taunted in that way.
The reason why I write this is because they are killing the bull. They don't do anything to help the bull out, but the person gets help. It's not fair for the bull to be stuck in the ring with that killer. The bull should have the right to leave or stay, but they force the bull to stay and fight.
Well, we all know it's cruel. If you argue that it is a culture and you do not want to forget it, you have records of previous bullfights for remembrance, if you say the matadors would lose their jobs, perhaps they can find jobs that would make use of their skills as matadors in the first place, since they can use their agility, stamina etc. for other sports or work.
Bullfighting is an event that started around 711 A.D. in Spain. During a bullfight a bull is released and the matadors chief assistant goes and test the bull by making it charge by using a bright red and yellow cape. Then a trumpet is sounded and men on horses called picadores ride out. the picadores drive spears into the bull for about ten minutes until the third and final trumpet is sounded. Then the matador comes out and finishes the bull. If the matador wins then he is awarded with a certain amount of body parts from the bull. The number of "trophies" the matador wins depends on his performance.
Today bullfighting is much less popular and is considered a cruel blood sport by many. It is challenged by many animal rights organizations. Supporters of bullfighting argue that it is an important part of their culture and that it is an art form. They also argue that bullfighting is no more cruel then hunting and slaughtering cattle for food. I find myself agreeing with those who find it wrong. One can not justify cruelty by pointing out other acts of cruelty. Bullfighting is just one of the many inexcusable crimes that humanity has committed. Furthermore, trying to defend cruelty with tradition is just absurd. Slavery was once a popular tradition but that does not justify slavery.
In conclusion, bullfighting, along with other acts of cruelty, must be stopped. Humanity can not move forward if we continue to follow such absurd traditions. We must learn to love and appreciate all life or we will forever be incapable of growth. It is our duty to come together and make the world a better place. We owe it to our selfs and to the people who dedicated their lives to protecting us and creating a better world for us to live in. See what you can do to stop bullfighting and other acts of cruelty by researching on line and finding others who work to improve te lives of all living creature.
If some countries want to keep bullfighting now, let them. But it is too bloody and you always know the outcome. There is no sport in that. There is no place for bullfighting in a civilized country. It is just too gory. I know that bulls are animals and don't have an intellect, but it is almost like an execution, just drawn out. And the audience just seems bloodthirsty.
If we could reverse the roles, played in the arena, another species doing to us what we usually do to bulls, would it be honorable and magnificient? There isn´t any superior species, all have the same right to coexist, with dignity and respect! There isn´t such in a bullfight!
It's not acceptable, because we live in a modern society that realizes that animals are much more than just objects and we need to respect them as we do to other human beings. New scientific research has found that animals are very similar to us, so that's why we need to respect them and not use them for our profit, and bullfighting is one of the worst because it's a public spectacle and they make money out of it.
If it takes 6 men against one animal to look tough.... They are so wrong. They are cruel, heartless chickens. Try a real sport that pits man against man. Not MEN against ONE animal.
May you all burn for supporting and participating. What goes around comes around. You will get yours, sooner than later hopefully.
it's barbaric and any person that uses the argument about other animals that are slaughtered for your table rendering this okay is wrong. that is also barbaric. i support a humane way of killing animals for our diet, however, not an inhumane way for our entertainment. who cares about tradition if it's cruel. we used to ban blacks from playing baseball. that used to be tradition too. imagine if by some fantasy, the bulls were the killers and they were doing that to humans. would it alter how you view bullfighting, and if yes, how come animals can be treated that way. are they not capable of feeling pain and suffering?
I honestly can't believe people are asking this! It is obviously cruel not only to the bulls, but all the other animals involved in this. They are so wrong! If an animal is beaten, screamed at, killed(!) it is obviously a viscous and wrong practice (no its not a fckin sort) and should be extinct!
The animals don't even have a chance after they're tortured for days. How do you expect them to fight? They're locked up and finally they see a shed of light but it's not towards freedom, but death. It's just wrong because bulls aren't naturally aggravated animals. Bullfighting needs to stop.
People that think this is ok need to get help, what the hell animals are human being to! Think about it if you where an animal would you want this done to you!
Bullfighting is a cruel sport and we have came further than that as a civilization. There can be variations that would work for the modern world, and these should be acceptable. Humane treatment of animals should always be a priority in any performance that includes animals, including our circuses, zoos and wildlife parks.
all of you asshole who dont have the balls to have a fair fight with a bull GO GROW SOME BALLS MOTHER FUCKERS
bullfighting just isn't right. if you've ever seen the american bullfighter, it shows you what the bulls go through. why the heck would you want to do that???