This page has been intentionally flooded with appeals to emotion by the Nature Club Foundation. Th swam of negative of opinions may seem intimidating, but they mostly lack any sort of real justification for banning bullfighting. Why is it morally wrong? Just because the animals feel pain and pleasure does not entail inherent value. Shouldn't you zoophiles go into the wild and protect helpless rabbits from marauding predators like wolves too? The suffering that wolves cause to rabbits is at least as bad as the pain caused to a bull.
Bullfighting is an ancient form of entertaining that millions of people love to watch. I find nothing morally wrong with this, due to this simple fact that a bull is not a person. Humans, worldwide, kill millions of animals every day, and they feel no remorse about that. If we can kill millions of ants in one day, I do not see any problem with killing one bull, occasionally.
They eat every part of the bull. It is Spanish culture. In the old days, well, 25 years ago when I saw my first bull fight, after the bulls where killed they were dragged out to a side window of the bull ring, cut up there and then then weighed and sold to the public as very fresh meat.
Bullfighting in Spain or parts of France is a sport, and constitutes an important part of the historical and regional heritage. There is great prestige associated with that art, and denying the people of those bullfighting countries the enjoyment that sport brings to them, would be denying them from an essential part of their culture.
The bulls grow up on a great farm and get all the best food. There is tons of animal slaughter in America, we just don't see it. Like what do you think happens when the horse breaks its leg, they pull it to a secure place and kill it. What is the difference?
We have no right to tell another culture that bullfighting is terrible. We slaughter animals to eat all the time. Bullfighting may not be a good thing, and I may not want to watch or participate, but that does not give us any right to tell them they have to stop doing it. It is a significant part of their traditions.
Hasn't anyone taken into consideration how the bull feels?! People with stupid, feminine, male-castrated views that it is not right to kill can't see the bullsh*t and hypocrisy of their stance whilst they eat their McDonald's Happy Meal. BULLS ENJOY BULLFIGHTING. Bulls have an instinct to fight to the finish in their natural habitat to protect their territory and females. That is why they have horns. The fights bring out the best in a bull's nature. In the wild they get gorged by other bull's horns and suffer a more painful death. Bulls die with glory and this is the point in the Spanish arenas. The bulls enjoy the fight, otherwise they would be smart enough to simply walk away from the fight. They don't do this. THEY CHARGE because they enjoy the fight.
No it should not continue because it is cruel. Bulls are color blind so does it matter what color the cloth thing is. Imagine yourself in the bulls situation being made to fight so you can entertain a crowd that isn't even your kind. I say no it is cruel.
This is a cruel tradition from the Middle Ages. Nowadays every child knows that animals are being made to suffer like humans. Animals have feelings - they feel pain. Bullfighting is torture for the bulls and the horses. This is not art, nor is it a sport. It should be forbidden.
Why do we need this "sport" to entertain ourselves? If we think treating God's creatures like this is O.K., then humans will start believing that killing more and more powerful creatures are O.K. We have already gone insane and think that humans can be tortured and embarrassed like this. So what next? People thrown into an arena only to get killed with cheers? Sounds like real-life Hunger Games.
It is inhumane, cruel & heart wrenching. I will not visit or support any country which treats animals this way. Most bullfights are divided into three parts. First, a bull is forced into the arena and taunted by a matador with a cape.(4) The bull is then approached by picadors (men on horses), who drive lances into the bull’s back and neck muscles, impairing the bull’s ability to lift his head. They twist and gouge the lances to ensure a significant amount of blood loss.(5) Then come the banderilleros on foot, who proceed to distract and dart around the bull while stabbing the animal with brightly colored darts called banderillas.(6) After blood loss has weakened the bull, the banderilleros run the bull in more circles until he becomes dizzy and stops chasing. In the final act, the matador appears. After using his cape and sword (the faena) to provoke a few exhausted charges from the dying animal, the matador tries to deliver the death blow, or estocada, with his sword.(7) If he misses, succeeding only in further mutilation, an executioner is called in to stab the exhausted animal to death. If the crowd is happy with the matador, the bull’s ears and tail or a hoof may be cut off and presented as a gift.(8)
A few minutes later, another bull enters the arena and the sadistic cycle starts again.
There is no reason for this terrible cruelty. No one has a right to treat another sentient being in this manner. There can be no possible reason to continue to practice such cruelty. I really don't know what supporting argument in favor of this, could possibly be. Please stop this now.....
It is now the 21st century when people should know better than to treat an animal with such cruelty by taunting & goading it & wittingly letting it suffer before it dies. Bullfighting is anachronistic & there is no place for such acts of barbarism in a so-called civilized world. Those cultural practices that involve cruelty to animals are wrong and, therefore, should be banned. It is totally unacceptable to condone the mistreatment of an animal on cultural pretexts in such an obscene & visually disturbing manner with crowds of people cheering - such savagery! Ban bullfighting now!
There can be no justification for this. I suggest that anybody who plans to travel to a country that supports his practice should make other plans and inform the relevant tourism authority of that country. Maybe a lack of the tourist dollar/pound/euro would speak louder than verbal protest. Try it.
Bull fighting is pure cruelty! I don't understand why humans think they are so superior to other species. If you ask me, we are the bottom of the barrel. To think that others need to suffer for our entertainment is disgusting! Please, stop the madness! Stop bull fighting for the animals, and for us.
This is the 21st century, this kind of animal cruelty should no longer exist! It may well be a tradition, but there should be no place in this world for a tradition whereby animals are treated in such a terrible way. There should be a worldwide ban. Anyone who partakes in this or watches it are animal abusers.
Why is it that humans are only willing to hurt innocent beings? Does anyone remember the feeling of pain or being hurt anymore? Are we trying to hurt somebody else when we are hurt instead of being merciful with those who suffer? Killing just to satisfy sadistic deviations is just as insane as not to care about this cruelty or be okay with it.
Bullfighting is a barbaric and inhumane sport that needs to be stopped. This is pure animal torture. We live in the 21st century and should have moved on from this cruelty. Not only are these bulls tortured, but also many work horses that should be allowed to be retired are used in this cruel way. They have their vocal chords cut and their eyes, nose and ears are covered so they have no senses. This is just wrong and should have no place in our society.
We can't continue to let humans treat other living beings the way they want to! Humans who can treat other living creatures with such disrespect have the power to change. I'm quite sure they could be capable of compassion if they made an effort to change. It's time to stop the madness and barbaric practice by treating our fellow beings with respect, by treating them with the understanding that they live, breath and feel the same as humans do.
Bullfighting should not be allowed to continue due to the violent nature of the sport. Bullfighters often get injured and gored by the charging bulls. This can lead to very serious injuries, and death. The bull's horn are a deadly weapon. Bullfighting as a sport is very dangerous, it has been outlawed in many countries and should not be allowed to continue.
I should not have to justify something which is just good sense. Bullfighting is just the expression of barbaric habits. Murder and cruelty cannot be longer any exhibition. Bulls are pacific animals, they only want to live peacefully. Humans haven't right to decide who must live and who must die.
Absolutely not! What a ridiculous question!!! Bullfighting is barbaric & those who even gaze upon it and do nothing to stop it can be considered to be so as well. It is the moral equivalent of sacrificing the Christians to the lions. How any nation can not only continue to support such atrocities, but also advertise it in an effort to bring "tourist dollars" in, is obscene & reprehensible! Give it up, Spain! Bull "fighting" (and the country that allows it) is an embarrassment to the human race!
Horrific - the pain and suffering these poor animals endure. It's cruel, inhumane and in this day and age, a disgrace that it is still happening. All this pain and suffering to entertain people, has anyone stopped to think how the bull feels? He is a living breathing animal with feelings, just like you and I. Bullfighting needs to end, NOW!
From what I know the best, France:
- The French law 521-1 punishes animal cruelty (2 years of jail and 30,000 euros of penalties). The law has to be the same in all the parts of the countries, so here we have a constitutional issue.
The lobby of bullfighting (a mafia in fact) and some politics modified the law for some regions, but this is illegal and non democratic.
- Europe and countries give subsidies to bullfighting, which is not acceptable. Don't you think money could be best distributed in more important sectors than this one, especially in crisis period ?
- Bullfighting is facing big trouble because of lack of spectators. It will end shortly because of the natural evolution of the societies, so why not now ?
This should stop. They torture the animal! And for what? Just for fun. Put some people in the same arena and let some tigers loose.... but this is horrible you would say, because people can't defend themselves against the tiger - so can't the bull. Put the matador in the ring without the weapons, and it's much more fair! Bullfighting is disgusting! But Spain has no mercy for their bulls! And their dogs! Shame, on Spain
To say nothing of being morally and ethically repulsive.
It reinforces the idea that animals may used for entertainment, however cruel. It promotes the idea that cruelty is desirable and in some way an art form; so it is sadistic.
Bullfighting is rife with economic interests and receives vast subsidies of public money, which is much needed in other areas, despite the fact that a majority of Spaniards are against it.
Repulsive in every respect.
It's a cruel and abusive sport. would a matador want to stick swords in a bull and let it die a slow death? You can't have a conscience. I don't want to hear it's your culture. Move forward and stop the animal abuse. It makes me sick to see pictures of dead or dying bulls.
It is a ridiculous sport. Real men fight men and not animals. How is fighting an animal going to prove his superiority? This sport should not be allowed to exist. Please stop it as soon as possible and take strict action against people who promote such sports as well. I hope justice is served to poor animals.
It's absolutely barbaric. An old tradition that should lay dead in the past. People of a so-called civilized world should not be committing these sorts of acts. Surely, bull-fighting should have gone out with gladiator fights to the death? Perhaps if the animal wasn't cut and speared and left in a dark box before it was finally released for the fight into the blinding light of day - perhaps then, it may be a fair fight. But it isn't fair, and it isn't right. There is no test of skill here. There is no honor. This is just awful cruelty. It should be stopped right now.
"We bite the hand that feeds us" and "We shall reap what we sow!" There will come a time when there will be no room for anything other than humans, because we have not allowed animals a place in this world other than for food and entertainment for us! We will end up eating one another and drowning in our own feces and it will serve us right! There's nothing more to be said really.
All brutality against animals should be banished worldwide! Who are we to abuse living creatures in any way? And Bullfighting is not even killing an animal for food.....just for fun! Awful! It is torture and I simply cannot understand how a person can torture, harm or kill an animal......the world is from all of us!
It is a horrible cruelty to animals. Not to bulls alone but also to horses being used in the Corrida.
In this day and age, there is no need and no reason to keep up such a disgusting thing.
Not every tradition is a good one! The fact that this has been practiced for centuries does not justify to continue with it. The welfare of animals should always be more important than tradition.
Please abolish this horrible cruelty.
This is not a sport. In any sport, both parties involved are well aware of the rules. Bulls are at a great disadvantage when they are hurt or injured prior to the fight, no weapons, disoriented and hurt. Not a fair game at all, cruelty to animals is not a sport. The wealth of a nation is judged by the compassion shown to the animals. Wake up from this 3rd world tradition.
How can any nation justify such horrific cruelty? The tradition is draconian, outdated, and downright cruel. We have moved on from the middle ages. Not only do these beautiful animals get taunted and tortured, other animals like horses are brought into the disgusting charade for family entertainment, or so they call it. This is just pure evil and should be banned.
Animals are completely capable of feeling pain, sadness and fear, same as humans. Can was put a human being in a ring and stab them with rods and murder them in front of spectators for entertainment value. No, we can not because that would be considered in humane, cruel and disgusting. Though bullfighting is the exact same thing, isn't it?
These poor animals suffer pain just like humans do. How would a human like to be stabbed numerous times so that they have a slow, agonizing death? This is brutality. It is not a sport, it is the slow and painful torture of an animal in the name of sport, and it should be banned immediately. It is blatant animal cruelty.
Please outlaw this ritual that is good for nothing except making someone feel macho. It is a cruel and barbaric ritual that should be put to an end. There are enough suffering of animals in the world already, please do the right thing and put an end to this now.
Nobody should live with abuse. That applies to animals. Let bulls live their lives and leave them alone! Abuse as an entertainment??? This is sick! What kind of sick people want to watch animals killed mercilessly? I know I don't! This is not fun. Something is not fun, unless it's fun for every participant. Bullfighting must stop! Only mentally sick people enjoy it. Normal people with a developed sense of compassion cannot watch this "entertainment".
It's animal cruelty, not an art form or culture. It have to be banned for good. Spain, Portugal and France are part of the EU and we can't let this form of cruelty against animals continue any longer. The bulls suffer a lot, it is not right to make money out of a living creature that is suffering. It is also wrong to raise children in a world where bullfighting is ok. We live in 2013 and bullfighting belongs to the dark ages, not in the modern world.
It is impossible to maintain this spectacle today. It's stupid violence. Dishonorable for the human species. It is shaming. Not culture and not art. This spectacle is only a useless cruelty. I hope the human conscience will understand. All this is shameful for new generations. Please stop this barbaric use.
Killing an innocent animal in the name of sport and tradition is barbaric and prehistoric. Those animals have a right to live like us. When animals suffer humiliation, torture and murder in the name of a sport, religion or tradition, these crimes should be outlawed in all countries participating in those evil practices! Further, the humans inflicting this pain and suffering upon their innocent victims should receive the same treatment.
How is it that humans are not made to suffer the way animals are. I can tell you why - because it would be wrong. So how is it okay to make animals suffer? Every creature should be given the same regard that we humans have. To make animals suffer is wrong - and if people think this is entertainment, then they are sick!
Please stop killing animals for fun, it is not good, it does not bring anything to the people, it is not necessary at all. It creates unnecessary pain for the poor animals. This kind of behavior by the Spaniards allows us to think that the Spanish nation is the most cruel in the world. So do not do that, please.
Bullfighting is animal abuse. Bullfighting is even worse than abuse: It is murder! Bullfighting definitely needs to be banned everywhere. How can anyone not see that this is very wrong? They are killing innocent animals. It is also wrong to be entertained by something like this. I hope it gets banned everywhere.
Most of mankind has evolved beyond finding the killing of other living things to be fun. Bullfighting does not manifest sport but a cave man, un-evolved mentality that does nothing to make any man look sexy or manly as they seem to believe it does. All living things have the right to live.
It is controversial enough to kill animals for food when we do not have to do so, but at least that practice relates to a core human need; to torment and kill bulls for the amusement of spectators and the athletic development of the bullfighter is cruel to the animal for a fundamentally trivial reason. I respect cultural traditions, but not as much as the lives and dignity of animals. I also object to the sadism encouraged by the sport in spectators.
It is a cruel and unnecessary sport. Forcing an unwilling animal to fight a fight, he really cannot win and does not want to. He wants to be left alone. And to add to that, HE suffers a horrible, painful, unnecessary death. What does this say about man-KIND? What does it teach our children? VIOLENCE ♥ needs to STOP NOW. ♥
All kinds of killings are cruel. But if killing is done for food and its done by first making the animal unconscious, then its not very bad. But these kind of games and killings are mercy less. What if human is treated in the same way. We are fortunate to have speech. But these animals don't have speech and neither have support from anyone to defend for them, except us.
Totally inhumane, cruel, stupid, horrible, the world hates this stupid act. No animal should have to suffer at the hands of any human, this is so wrong on many many levels. If someone teased your dog and made it mad then stuck spears in its back, then chase it around for fun, you would not call this sport, so stop it forever.
I live in a country that still believes that killing animals inhumanely is a form of culture. I am completely against the brutality of this act and do not consider it culture. There are still groups of people who take advantage of this as a business and strive to pressure politicians and prevent bullfighting being banned. This business generates many millions of euros to the bullfighters, the attorneys, the manager, to the herds of bulls, politicians and many people who have a blindfold and see no reality.
It is not a sport, it is just cruelty in its highest form, it needs stopped NOW. It has gone on for centuries too long, it is about time the younger generations are taught to respect animals and not to treat them in a way that causes unnecessary suffering and ultimately death. It is totally barbaric and spreading the wrong message, that it is OK to treat animals like this.
Because it is wrong, Spain is a lovely country, but the people all around the globe should really start to realize that this is wrong. A bull is just a male cow, he doesn't have to suffer for human pleasure, it's old fashioned culture, people who watch this forget that bulls, when treated right, are kind to humans, and do not wish to fight, and defiantly not die.
It's terrible that these animals suffer so bad, and then die in such a terrible way. They have got no chance at all to defend them, it's so unfair! How would you feel if somebody throws you in a crowed arena and then for the kick off it starts to put daggers in you, let me tell you, you wouldn't enjoy it. No animals should go through this. There is no need for this. It's so cruel!!
Let's do this to the people who do this to the animals and I'll bet it will be soon over! This is abuse, not tradition or whatever. It's cruel. I don't understand people who are watching this. People who can do this to an innocent animal can also do this to children and innocent people. Stop this.
I am against cruelty. Culture is a human creation, and no tradition should be allowed if it hurts human beings or animals. Every civilized country should ban this kind of torture. This is a step towards a more comprehensive attitude to all animals, and their right to live without being harmed.
This is horrible cruelty that serves NO purpose but pain and suffering to a innocent creature. It's a sad, sad day when humans find the suffering of innocent creatures entertaining! There has to be a better way in this world to find your enjoyment. These are Gods creatures that are being slaughtered for entertainment. How sad.
The bull has no chance against swords. It's cruel and unnecessary. I think the matadors are cowards. Bull fighting belongs in the dark ages. It is not cultural heritage, it is a blood sport that is not fair as the bull has no chance of survival. Ban bull fighting now, this is 2013!
This has nothing to do with tradition or national pride - this is a barbaric practice and our children should not be taught to continue this - they should rather be taught respect and the value of life! Please stop this! Rather raise a new generation of people that treats living beings with love and respect.
A disgusting display of amusement for human being pleasure is demented. People who come to these events have issues. If you enjoying watching these poor animals fight for their lives, how would you feel if someone was chasing you down to kill you and there was no out and you're terrified. Grasp that!
The prolonged torture and eventual killing of a sentient being for 'entertainment' is disgraceful and should not be allowed to continue. The bulls are subjected to intolerable pain and fear. This is no way for 'human beings' to behave. There is no hope for us while this sort of thing is still going on.
It is extremely outdated, barbaric and unspeakably cruel! Put the Matadors into the ring instead, see how much fun they have. They call it bull fighting. No fighting takes place; the bull does not consent to it. They drag the Bulls and smear grease in its eyes, fair fight? I think not!
All people, animals and plants are one in creation. We are brothers and sisters to each other. What affects one affects all. To torture and kill a bull or any other animal is the same as torturing ourselves. It must stop! Such murder is horrifying and deeply painful to our earth mother and to all beings who live a life based in love--the only true way to live. Please, please understand that the bull has feelings! He suffers terribly. Physical, emotional pain! Animals do have feelings and thoughts. Can you not see it? Have you looked in his eyes? We do have the right to stand up for our beliefs! I refuse to bow down to what "society" says is proper. It's brainwashing and indoctrination. It was also tradition in medieval England to behead people for petty crimes and mount those heads on pikes at city gates. Is tradition acceptable only when it applies to animals and barbaric when it applies to humans? THINK!
It is a cruel & barbaric practice meant to entertain the sickest among us, and no better than the ancient practice of feeding people to lions. The Spanish & Portuguese governments should be ashamed for allowing such horrific violence to be committed against innocent animals. I will boycott these places until this abuse is over FOR GOOD! Why encourage such monstrous behavior?
Bullfighting and all other animal cruelty is a disgrace to humanity! The human species is driving itself full speed into an evolutionary dead-end. We are destroying the planet and everything we do kills animals. We have lost our moral compass. We think in terms of profit and power rather than ethics and compassion. We no longer have any reverence for life or any sense of connection with the natural world. We think we are made in the image of God and that God made everything for us. We see ourselves as conquerors of nature rather than citizens of a vast biocommunity. We are technologically sophisticated and morally retarded. We have no conception of the importance of nonhuman life forms in sustaining ecosystems. We fail to realize that what we do to the animals we do to ourselves.
Oppression is oppression, slavery is slavery, sexual assault is sexual assault, violence is violence - no matter the species, race or sex of the victim - IT IS WRONG. Become vegan - it is the right thing to do!
So, so inhumane. why do this to an innocent animal with no chance? Why should humans kill anything or sport? We don't need it to eat, or for shelter, it is purely for entertainment and THAT is so so wrong. How can anyone take their children to watch this murder. Look at his eyes, he knows.
Human beings don't have the right to enslave, capture, torture or murder living beings. They also don't have the right to use living beings for their amusement. And it is a clear indication of an insane mind to feel amused about cruelty against living beings. Human beings should live vegan. If their hearts are not frozen anymore all human beings will live vegan again, like they did more than 24.000 years ago.
I cannot believe how anyone could experience any kind of joy in watch an animal suffer. People say that it is ok because they eat the bull meat afterwards, but I do not see how that makes a difference in the amount of pain the bull had to go through. Bulls are just like kittens or any other animal. If this sport involved cute animals, it would never had existed. But just because a bull looks mean, then it's ok to torture it. Anyone who thinks like that should go to hell Right Away!
Cruelty and violence, we must use common sense and intelligence to grow up as people respecting life. There is evidence that violence begets violence. Beaten with sandbags before leaving the square, left without eating and drinking the previous days, cut the ears and tail still alive, they pierce the lungs stabbing the flags when they stick the sword but leave them paralytic, but they are alive when they are going to slaughter
It should be stopped entirely and not carried on at all. These bulls are not here for humans to torment and entertain us, they are living, breathing creatures who have feelings more than some humans can understand. This should be banned to history books and has no need in the future at all.
Bull fights here in Spain, and everywhere where it is done, Is totally against animal rights. They don't show any respect for the life of the specie. It's very tradition based in old idea's and I think eighty percent of the population doesn't like it. IN Cantata region of space it is being overturned.
How strange to have to explain why NO when the real question is IN WHAT WAY IS THIS OKAY? Shame on the torturers for making people believe violence is acceptable, for encouraging love for blood, for showing that it is OK to NOT respect those we care not for! The Romans loved blood. People were killed and their death celebrated, but as society developed, we knew better. Now killing is illegal and too grave to mildly accept. Yet we do the same on other living beings that are innocent and undeserving to be victims of 'almighty' us. Shame on the country that hosts it and its supporters!
Must we inflict so much cruelty in the name of entertainment or National Heritage? The bull is not an aggressive animal, and the reason he is angry and attempts to charge at the matador whilst in the bullring is mainly because he has been horrendously abused for the previous two days. In fact, what spectators see is not a normal, healthy bull, but a weakened, half-blinded and mentally destroyed version, whose chances of harming his tormentors are virtually nil. The bull has wet newspapers stuffed into his ears; vaseline is rubbed into his eyes to blur his vision; cotton is stuffed up his nostrils to cut off his respiration and a needle is stuck into his genitals. Also, a strong caustic solution is rubbed onto his legs which throws him off balance. This also keeps him from lying down on the ground. I am flabbergasted that a vote is needed on this. I will never visit Spain or any country that endorses this practice.
It's cruel and evil. Anyone calling this a sport must be mad, leave them alone, find something productive to do. People are a bit odd if you like to see any animal being attacked and eventually killed. Stop this evil sport, and people stop paying to watch it, you are as bad as the guys in the ring with the bulls!
It is outrageous that any animal should be forced to suffer unbearably for our pleasure. How would us humans like to be speared to death and left to die in sheer agony. We wouldn't and neither would a bull. A bull feels pain and fear just as a human and has the same right to life and comfort as us. It's time humans woke up to the fact that inflicting unnecessary pain on any creature isn't sporting or clever but just outrageously evil!
It is cruelty to animals. The bulls do not have a fair fight. They will always lose. This tradition is only for cowards. The bulls are tortured and have a slow, painful death. Only men who need to prove their masculinity participate in this cruel practice. There are other ways to prove you are a man.
A barbaric spectacle that does not belong in a civilized country. It is ridiculous that a country which has such a sadistic game has been granted access to the European Union. Spain should be banned from the EU if they continue bullfighting. Such sadistic treatment of animals has to stop!
It's barbaric, primitive, cruel, brutal, evil and completely unnecessary. If you want to see fighting, go jump in a cage with another Neanderthal who wants the same and fight each other. Animals have as much right to live a pain free, happy life. They don't ask or chose to fight, they are forced. Imagine yourself in that situation. How would you feel? What would you chose? What would want those forcing you to suffer and die a brutal death to think about? If you could speak their language, what would you say? "I don't want to die, please let me live".
This is only barbaric and cruel torture, not what a conscious human should do! This is not culture to hold on to. Should we start with roman arena fights in big scale like Cesar? It would be the same! This is ancient and uneducated behavior! It should not exist in a modern and good world!
This is the 21st century and there should be no tolerance for animal abuse. Traditions are not always worth keeping. Replace abusive traditions in Spain! The world frowns upon bullfighting and this needs to stop. Animals feel pain and the crude display of barbaric fighting only stems more violence. Stop this!
Causing so much pain in the killing of an animal for the purpose of fun and entertainment is disgusting. Animals feel pain just the same as humans do. Why would people enjoy something that is so cruel? Do they also like it if a person is severely hurt? It seems to be sadistic!
bull fighting pits a bleeding and emaciated bull against a swordsman as well as several pikemen on horseback. it is not a competition it is simply another way for men to delude themselves with grandiose fantasies of superiority.
Failing to take animal suffering into account makes the human race a tyrant. A ban on bullfighting will be a great achievement in JUSTICE! This is not a question about compassion, but about justice, it is what we objectively owe animals! Let's get bulls out of the bullring! No more blood!
Why on earth is bullfighting still called culture? It's animal abuse, simple as that! All animal abuse should be prevented/stopped and punished severely!
I'm truly ashamed to be a part of mankind - harming innocent creatures for fun is the most disgusting thing ever!
The world in my opinion will end because mankind is using, abusing and ruining everything.
Anyone who does unfair battle between an innocent animal is a vile, evil, excuse of a human being! Not only is the poor creature murdered in front of disgusting spectators, he spends days being tortured before he faces the ring! These animals are gentle beasts and mean no harm to anyone. This is not culture, it is torture and murder! People that put up with this are sick in the head! People that allow this to happen disgust me!
I can't believe anyone even thought of voting yes. This is NOT sport- this is cruelty. In true sports, opponents choose to take part. The bull doesn't have a choice - he is forced to fight for his life. It's a fight he rarely wins and, if he does, he ends up paying the ultimate price anyway. It's barbaric in a so-called civilized world.
This kind of torture is murder in the most sadistic way. I think that Spain should be expelled from the European Union as long as they allow this outdated, so-called tradition. :( I cannot understand why anyone would or could accept this in a so-called civilized country. This must come to an end!
The animals of the world are not on Earth for us to torture and maim. Humans should evolve beyond this barbaric stage of their lives. All animals feel pain and terror. We need to imagine ourselves in the place of these animals and consider what we would feel being half blind, taunted, stabbed, speared and finally killed. That is no way to treat ANY sentient being.
Bullfighting has no place in a civilized society. It is barbaric, cruel, senseless, and, most importantly, is not even supported by a majority of the population: More than 60% of the Spanish populous are opposed to it. It is all about the money; but it would not survive if it was not for subsidies from the European Union.The Majority of people who go to see these cruel spectacles are holiday makers who buy the day trip without thinking about the consequences of their actions. Bullfighting needs to end now!
Traditions should be abandoned especially when they are being harmful to living creatures!
Bullfighting is a cruel practice which is being done for entertainment!
That is totally unacceptable!
Bull fighting is a sadistic sport --it needs to stop! Bulls involved in this die a most horrifying death!
Totally heart breaking!
Bullfighting is akin to dog fighting. IT IS A BLOODSPORT! Period. Just like in the days of the gladiators of Rome when the slaves had to fight in the arena for the 'crowd.' Kill or be killed. Bullfighting is a barbaric practice that proves that the people who enjoy it are antiquated barbarians. Shame on them and the people who engage in this disgusting practice. Too bad the bulls don't have big swords instead of just horns!
This so called sport is nothing but base cruelty, man displaying so called superiority, inferior human beings. Learn and let all creatures live without being exposed to human beings attempts to exploit and dominate. This poor creature is being tortured to amuse which is the lowest possible denominator and should be banned immediately. There is no excuse or reason for this to exist and must be stopped.
All animals feel pain and fear. This cruelty causes pain and fear...this is not acceptable!
All animals have a right to a life free from pain and cruelty!
We are meant to be the most intelligent species therefore we must take care of vulnerable creatures. All animals rely on us to look after them and care for them.
Bullfighting is not an art, it is torture, violence and blood without necessity! Animals are not toys or elements that you can use for your fun. The ignorance of the people make this possible and this may stop, animals have rights they must be respected. Bullfighting is TORTURE. It is not an art, it is not culture!
The world has moved on from such a barbaric sport. It is no longer accepted in the world eye. It it is time to stop this and focus on something better. This is the 21st century, not the 17th century. Countries that still allow this need to move forward and start respecting all life.
It is bad enough we have such forms of entertainment as so-called mixed martial arts where our fellow human beings choose to potentially seriously injure themselves, for others entertainment. It is bad enough we have such great individuals as Cassius Clay/Mohammad Ali now suffering through Parkinson's Disease due again to his choosing to enter a profession where people potentially get seriously hurt for the purpose of entertaining some other people; however, in bullfighting, the bulls are not given any such freedom to choose.
The suffering of an animal for fun is one of the most horrendous things that the human race does. Stop this nonsense. We need not only to preserve life, we need to start respecting life! Art is not death. Killing is not culture. Every life deserves an opportunity and we act with no conscience.
We have no right to torture and kill these animals. They have no voice to defend themselves so for that we humans are the only ones that can protect them, and make some real changes. Not just for the bulls but for all the animals in the world that are getting tortured for no good reasons.
We call ourselves homo-sapiens (reasonable man) but where is the sapiens here? We must understand that animals are not here for us, they are here with us, we all share this planet, we are all earthlings. Life is same in all of us, we all feel pain, happiness, sorrow, life is dear to us all. There is no difference between animals and men. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.
Why don't u ask the bull if it likes the corrode or not?
Why humans have to take decision on someone else life????
If tradition means suffering for poor animals I am against the traditions and against everyone who likes to see a bull blooding till death!
STOP IT NOW!
Fair fighting would be putting the bull in a ring with a man with no weapons. Let's see how they would fare then! This is cruel and inhumane, and will teach children that abusing and hurting animals is OK, and to be celebrated. How can that be morally right, or something as a advanced society we would want to condone?
Bullfighting is inhumane, cruel and a shameful practice. People in the 21st century MUST NOT behave like people in prehistoric ages! Now is the time when we people have to take care and help other species, not make them our 'toys', slaves or use them as cruel amusement. Many old traditions were cruel, aggressive and ended with human suffering or death of animals. It is not a good way to teach our children, we must stop all these violent practices and teach ourselves and our kids to be reasonable and humane. That's the only way, if we want this whole planet to become step-by-step a good place for living, without wars and aggressive behaviors.
There is no benefit in watching such violent spectacle. This is also in contradiction with laws that punish violence on animals. Foreign tourists have also their responsibility. How many of them say they would not harm any animals but will assist to Corrida because it is part of the so called access to "Spanish Culture" but none of my Spanish friends ever assisted to Corrida so where is the culture?
Animals feel pain, hurt, fear, and all the other feelings that we feel. How can any so called human being deliberately cause an animal pain let alone get enjoyment from doing so is beyond me. Any human that cannot imagine what these poor animals must be going through has no compassion or morals. It is barbaric.
Animals are not made to be butchered and killed for food or for entertainment of the humans. And when we associate cruel acts to culture, then we have to ask ourselves, what kind of barbaric society do we live in where nothing but blood and torture of others is our source of pleasure. That is not culture; no more than the acts of butchery in the coliseum were culture, during the Roman times.
To take delight in the suffering of another individual or animal is nobody's "right," regardless of how many years it has been going on. Bullfighting is medieval in its level of cruelty and spectacle. It must end, no society which claims to be civilized should be free to practice this outdated form of "entertainment" that is truly just torture for the animal.
Please stop hurting these creatures. They were not put on this earth for your enjoyment. The pain they most feel, It's appalling, and I would never go to Spain whilst this goes on. The brutal treatment of your hunting dogs is absolutely disgusting . Surely in today's society people realize that this is cruel. It's so wrong. No animal deserves this treatment. Stop it please.
This is the most stupid, irrational, cruel, senseless, and sadistic action against animals. Animals are innocent creatures that deserve respect and care. People who enjoy seeing an animal being tortured must go to the psychiatrist , because they are not normal, they are perverse to the church because they are sinners and evil.
It's the disgusting treatment of a living creature. This is not sport. It is a barbaric blood lust exploiting a creature that has little chance of winning. The matadors and fans are not clever or superhuman. They are actually showing weakness in their belief that they overpower a strong animal. The rules in a sport should be the same for both parties. Bullfighting should be consigned to the past like other shameful activities the human animal has participated in order to try to prove his domination over other beings.
It is a shame how animals are treated in Spain and bullfighting is one of the worst cases as it is made for entertainment. Most Spaniards are not for this but the government and the lobby behind give money so that it keeps on. STOP, no more cruelty anymore, never!
Bullfighting is cruel, it is not necessary, and it is barbaric. It is not human to do such things to animals. The people who like bull fighting obviously do not care about the welfare of the animals. We should not teach this to our children. We need to have normal children and not children exposed to these practices.
Bullfighting is unnecessary and shouldn't be, whether it is a part of Spain's culture or not. Animals were not put on this earth to be abused and used for profit. Spain is much better than this, no animal deserves to be used and abused for pleasure. They feel just like humans. Please, Spain, you have so much more to offer. Please stop this cruel "sport", make us proud !
This is not sport. This is murder! Who in their right mind would consider this a sport? The Roman gladiatorial contests were closer to sport than this is. At least in the gladiatorial contests both side could defend themselves, unlike the bull who is half dead before the killing starts.
Bullfighting serves no purpose except to perpetuate barbaric brutality. Celebrating the torture of animals is primitive and shameful. To exploit torturing animals for cultural and tourism is disgusting. It's time to evolve and to recognize that brutality to any creature is uncivilized. The European Union should prohibit any practice that tortures animals.
Bullfighting is truly just a slow version of bull killing. It is barbaric, horrifically cruel and outdated by hundreds of years. People of this century should not see torturing animals as entertainment.
I will not set foot in any country that still continues to allow "bullfighting", nor will I buy any produce from those countries. All are boycotted until the cruelty stops!
In France the law 521-1 states that cruelty against animals is forbidden and illegal (2 years of jail and 30.000 euros). The mafia of bullfighting and some politics forced to allow bullfighting in few parts of the country. In France the law has to be the same everywhere, we are facing a constitutional issue. In addition, subsidies are given from Europe, France and Spain to bullfighting, which is not acceptable. Remember that around 80% of French citizens don't support bullfighting, and this is the same in other countries! Why pay for something which is not an interest for most of the people? The money can be distributed for more important things, especially in a crisis period.
Bullfighting is declining because of lack of spectators, and will end because of the natural evolution of the societies. So why not now?
I know this has gone on for hundreds of years. Usually people move with the times, but in this case they seem to be stuck in a time warp, and they need to stop this obscene killing. The bull suffers greatly, and if by chance he gets the upper hand over a matador he is killed anyway.
If we claim to be a civilized society we do not need barbaric activities like bullfighting. We have no right to be cruel. Animals are entitled to lead happy, healthy & comfortable lives. We have no right to torture them for food or entertainment. Animals deserve the same love & affection as our children We need to protect them. People need to be sensitive to the needs of animals.
Exactly how did these 'traditions' come about anyway? Some sadistic, disturbed individual having a bad day probably took their anger out on an innocent animal. It felt good so he continued to do it and then justified it by telling his children "This is what makes you a man". You can continue to be a sheep following in 'their' footsteps or you can man-up and start using your brain. Don't hide behind 'tradition' knowing full well an animal is being tortured to death. There is no greatness behind this practice only cowardice.
Bullfighting, like all blood sports is cruel, barbaric and outdated. As humans, we now know that animals suffer just as we suffer. It is wrong to inflict suffering on another. Acts of brutality committed against any living being are morally and ethically wrong. Please stop bullfighting now. It is not culture, it is animal cruelty.
This is a silly past tradition of Spain and needs to be banned instantly. It's like here in UK fox hunting is silly but yet it still goes on, I will never visit a country that has open public abuse and murder of animals on full view. Shame on Spain.
Inhumane behavior for sport or entertainment is NOT acceptable under any circumstances! Are animals "beneath" humans? Yes, maybe, at least sort of. But they are under our protection. They are to be used as necessary for sustenance, maybe, but NOT for cruel entertainment - it's just not right and should not be allowed.
This is an outdated and barbaric form of torture for this elegant beast simply to satisfy humans' appetite for fun. Let humans do this to each other. The animal kingdom does not exist for our cruel pleasure.
IT MUST STOP NOW!
Legislation MUST BE A PRIORITY to end this senseless CRUELTY.
People enjoying animal suffering... that is insane. We have animal rights now; we know animals better than before; we know they suffer pain, they suffer stress, they suffer fear... and we shouldn't allow that kind of suffering. We shouldn't CREATE that kind of suffering. We are responsible. We must say no.
Things come back like they have been given. Do not harm anything or anyone unless necessary. Respect everything in life. This includes animals. These bulls can not defend themselves. They die instantly in these "games." That is not they way it should be. They have never harmed anyone or anything, so they do not deserve this! Anyone ever thought about what these bullfighters earn??
The 'culture & tradition' argument should have gone out with the cavemen. It is not relevant in this day and age. It was the 'tradition' to kill children and virgins in some ancient cultures. To bind women's feet and cripple them for life, in others. To set a widow aflame on the funeral pyre of her husband, in yet others.
All of these... the Incas and Greeks, the Chinese and the Indians, were the most evolved cultures of their times.
But times change, and traditions lose their relevance as we evolve.
We need to examine Who We Really Are. As the 'most intelligent species', we suck big time. NO other species terrorizes and tortures others as we 'humans' do. In fact, we are the real 'animals' here... animals are way more 'human ' than we are. They got the species labels mixed up when they were naming us.
Every creature has as much right as we do to be here. If we do not fix this in our own lifetime, and put a COMPLETE STOP to all the horrors we inflict on other species, we need give up our right to be here at all. At this rate, that time cannot be too far off.
SAY "NO!" ANIMAL ABUSE! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
No, Bullfighting must not be allowed. It is murder masquerading as culture. An archaic way of seeing things. Bullfighting, slavery, the suppression of women and a lot of other medieval practices were once supported and thought of as correct, but look at how we view such practices now. One wrong cannot justify another and just because some people are killing, murdering and torturing for food certainly does not mean this can be condoned. In any case more and more people are realizing this and converting to being vegans. People who support such medieval practices have no right to be called civilized and ought to renounce all modern conveniences and leave this very Internet and go back to their so-called "culture". The culture in which democracy was not respected and dark age thrived.
The bull is a sentient being with feelings and emotions just the same as a human. They've even been seen to cry. They deserve love and respect, not being murdered to entertain a lot of ignorant people. Then there are the horses that also get gored. There is no reason or sense to it.
Spearing a bull for 'entertainment' is satanic. Anyone with a heart will agree. Humans are so ignorant and stupid to think this is fun. The physical pain and mental torment the bull goes through is not fun, it is pointless maiming and killing at its best. I look down on anyone who is cruel to any animal.
If they want entertainment so badly, let them do it with each other, the way they did it in the olden days a long time ago, but without innocent animals. They don't want to, they don't ask for it.
It is animal abuse in the worst way, that is all there is to it.
Some forms of "cultural activities" should have been retired a hundred years ago. Better if amusement at the sight of bloodletting and animal torture had never started. It's cruel and offensive to those who value all life. Let them get creative and design a new type of entertainment that doesn't involve sentient beings who would never give their approval.
Every year, approximately 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights. Bullfights are not "fair fights" between a bull and a matador, but highly staged forms of animal cruelty, sanctioned and subsidized by governments. These outdated spectacles perpetuate the idea that injuring and killing an animal for amusement is acceptable. Public killing isn't entertaining.
21st century Spain has many traditions and tourist attractions, but the country is letting itself down with the continuation of this barbaric event - it is not sport but rather a cruel and painful torture for the bull. The horses that take part can and have been fatally injured in past events. It seems that in 2013, Spain should concentrate on funding tourism as a means to supplement the country's failing economy. Spain should listen and take notice of this debate.
There are plenty other games/sports people can play that don't cause suffering to another life!!!!!
Doing this teaches our children to have no respect or compassion for life; this is an error on our part as adults. Children must learn respect and compassion for every life, or they grow up to be cold and callous toward every living thing including humans. This sets the stage for more violent traditions.
Those who vote for bullfighting say it is a part of culture, a tradition, and that it should be continued so as not to lose the cultural roots. They forget that mankind has evolved through the times and we no longer do or continue many things which could be considered as part of culture. Evolving means being wiser and more conscious, making non egoistic decisions, understanding that we are not the greatest of animals, and that we don't have any right to make others suffer for our pleasure. I would never go to and pay to see bullfighting and I honestly don't understand people who would. Please hear the voice of your conscience.
The practice is so barbaric, the pain inflicted on the animals is extreme and it is not a tourist attraction as claimed, or even cultural heritage, but in truth it puts Spain to shame, and is a real put off for all animal lovers and most tourists from more civilized regions in the world. Please put a stop to bullfighting.
no one must be allowed to make other people or animals cruelty things,, bullfighting is a really bad example for anyone, because you go there to see suffering, pain, blood, of a poor animal that don't deserve it. The people that enjoy with the pain of others are dangerous to the goodness of humanity. Greetings from Mexico City, all the support against bullfighting.
I don't think bullfighting should be allowed to continue. It mocks the bull. It is also potentially dangerous to the human. If the bull hurts the human, the bull itself will get hurt or killed. A bull should be allowed to roam fields with his other cow and bull peers.
It is ignorant and cruel with no purpose in life. It teaches young people disrespect to animals which we sometimes depend on. Either way this isnt a fair fight, stabbing the neck forces the bull to look down. Its inhumane how they drag the bull still alive all the way t the slaughterhouse.
Deny the suffering of another, or even revel in, this is the first act of a psychopath. It is insane to have fun in the suffering of another living being. Besides, bullfights are not fair fights between a bull and a matador. Yesterday, fight against racism. Today, fight against specism. Bulls are herbivores! Are you afraid of being eaten?
Stop this torture for ever and every where in the world ! As say the song "I did not think we can have fun around a grave...". There is no excuses to murder an animal this way. In fact, the term is not exact as there is no fight. This cruel, barbaric and inhumane thing should better be called bullslaughtering...
Bullfighting is inhumane and cruel. Now is the time when we, the people have to take care and help other species. Many old traditions were cruel, aggressive and ended with human suffering or death of animals. It is not a good way to teach our children. We must stop all these violent practices and teach ourselves and our kids to be reasonable and humane. That's the only way, if we want this whole planet to become step-by-step a good place for living, without wars and aggressive behaviors. We have to save the earth and the animals.
Unnecessary. Cruel. Teaches that violence is okay to those that can't fight back. It desensitizes humanity in general. No reason to indulge in this or to call it a sport. It is barbaric and heinous.
I am an animal lover and believe that they have feelings, emotions and thoughts that humans, as a species, refuse to acknowledge. They are not lesser beings, they are merely different beings that inhabit the same earth.
This sort of medieval animal cruelty has no place in the world nowadays. For people to want to see an animal being stabbed and tortured is terrible, and we know how all animals feel terror and pain just as we do. People who enjoy seeing this have no compassion whatsoever, and I cannot understand how they don't feel sorry for the poor animal, and want to stop it from suffering.
There is no need to kill these magnificent animals for entertainment! Let's be civilized! There are many other ways to enjoy these animals and for people to compete in other events. We need to begin the practice of teaching our children from a young age that all of God's creatures are valuable and should not be treated in this deplorable manner!
Causing bulls (and horses) stress and pain and killing them for no good reason should definitely not be allowed. These animals suffer in much the same way as human beings, and anybody who considers watching this torture "culture" or "entertainment" ought to check their distorted moral values. This is clearly not a fair fight, and the aggressor always wins over the animal, which has no chance.
Animals are not made to be butchered and killed for food or for entertainment of the humans. And when we associate cruel acts to culture, then we have to ask ourselves, what kind of barbaric society do we live in where nothing but blood and torture of others is our source of pleasure. That is not culture; no more than the acts of butchery in the coliseum were culture, during the Roman times.
The barbaric practice is a public torture of the animal and has to be properly classified and discussed as what it is. If the people support the barbaric treatment of the animals, they have to come out and call it like it is and not cover themselves by "tradition" or "culture". You like to see the blood and torture, then announce it and take the responsibility for being a monster.
How can we pretend to be human being when we permit in the world such suffering for bulls, just for fun, for a cruel show.
I'm a human, living on Earth with other animals, and nobody shows me why I'm superior to these others.
In the name of humanity, we have to fight bullfighting.
It is sadistic and prehistoric. We need to evolve. All those who say that if people want bullfighting, they should be able to watch it. I say, did you ask the bull if he wants to? You're free to do what you want provided no harm comes to another living being but when you take that right away from someone, you should automatically lose yours.
It is never right to abuse, torture and kill someone or something in the name of religion, sport or tradition. People should be teaching their kids how to respect animals, not how to murder. Murder is murder, whether you kill any animal species intentionally, not just humans. If someone did this to a human being everyone would be mad and upset, so have respect for others.
Western history is full of examples of cruelty to animals and fellow humans alike. For the most part, we have moved on, and continue to make progress every day. Bullfighting is the exception to that progress, with traditionalists clinging on to a barbaric practice that should have seen its end centuries ago. It paints Spain, and the Spanish culture, in a very poor light compared to the rest of the world that has moved on from barbaric practices. Shame on you Spain!
This says its all: "If people enjoy watching bullfighting, then they should be able to watch it. Bullfighting is an ancient form of entertaining that millions of people love to watch." Well, if some people enjoy raping young children, you'd allow it since they enjoy it and thus have to be able to do it? Same goes here, it's not an argument. Tradition, beliefs and religions are disgusting if they allow torture of any living being!
Is this the world we want? The world in which torturing someone is FUN?? Is this how we want our children to grow up, to teach them that life doesn't matter, that it's OK to hurt someone? Would we think it's OK to torture a wild animal? If there was a documentary about wild bulls, and there was a man attacking them and stabbing till they bleed and die, would we consider that entertaining?? No, it's sick and wrong on so many levels. Some traditions don't belong to our 'modern' world.
Killing an animal for just enjoying the show is the most nefarious thing ever could be done because by this we allow ourselves to be more ruthless and to teach our fellows so. We will have by time through generations an enormous lack of empathy, not just toward animals but, as well toward each others in our daily life.
I call that sick society criminals and sycophants that are a disgrace for humanity. I can't believe how the government allows such things. Things like that should be banned around the world. The government should be punish all people that practice that. It is time to start to care for all the animals in the world, after all, animals are the life of this planet
It is a horrible tradition, an ancient form of entertaining like the gladiators in slavery, and a bad example for our children. This is not culture. This is a sad and cruel show. If we want a better world, please stop this! There is no argument valid enough to support this cruel sport.
No to the torture of defenseless animals. No to their terror, agony and death. No to teaching little children that brutality is entertainment. No to the spears, the knives, the bellowing horses, the stench of fear and of the death that went before. No to the businessmen, ranchers, performers and media that make millions out of a bloody, shameful death. No honor. No entertainment.No to bullfighting.
It encourages enjoyment out of the suffering of another living creature. That says a lot for the society that still allows this to carry on. What kind of people enjoy watching unnecessary slaughter, why not bring back gladiators, surely that's on the same sadistic level. I'd personally never visit a country that praises cruel slaughter as a 'sport.' Clearly Spain hasn't realized we live in a civilized world now were people have compassion. It is a backwards country.
That something is a practice or a tradition does not, in and of itself, mean it should be maintained. In this case the horrific suffering of the animal aught to weigh far heavier than the mere enjoyment of spectators. Those who enjoy such suffering clearly lack any empathy, at least towards animals. Public torture, for amusement, is that really where we still want to find ourselves?
Nations that allow and endorse these practices, as so-called "cultural" events, should be ashamed. This can't be considered a tradition that any country wants to keep. This is just a shameful, cruel and embarrassing practice. Any government, for example Spain, that endorses this practice should evaluate it's many shortcomings and start supporting real culture, instead of this cowardly and sickening public torture of an animal.
Under the excuse that bullfights are "art" and a "tradition", bullfights thrive on tourists to maintain them, when in reality, it just comes down to a so-call "artist" - a clown-like figure with tights and shiny sequels with a sword and a red cape "fighting" a helpless abused animal who doesn't even have a theoretical chance of winning. The people behind this very violent and cruel spectacle pretend to maintain this horrific business to satisfy a sadistic minority for money. If this is a no-win situation for the bull, then it is not "fighting", but plain and simple torture, not tradition, nor culture. Bullfights are actually held in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, Portugal and France. Mexico has the biggest bullring in the world with capacity for over 60,000 people!
No, it should not continue, it is cruel. These poor animals should not have to feel pain and suffering for peoples entertainment! I do not support this and I never will, it shows just how heartless people really are. I can't believe anyone would ever want to sit and watch these cruel acts. Poor animals!
Bullfighting is not an art or sport, it's nothing more then animal abuse done by cowards that should not exist in an European country or in whatever country . I suggest bullfighters should challenge cage fighters instead of animals that don't have a fair chance. Spain and Mexico, SHAME ON YOU!
Bullfighting is archaic and barbaric and has no place in the 21st century! It is not a sport and is no more a tradition than slavery. In most civilized countries animal torture is illegal. We are gradually becoming and informed and ethical society. It's time to get rid of the ignorance and cruelty associate with bullfighting.
Bull fighting should be banned full stop, it's cruel and barbaric. The law should change in all countries to stop this horrific suffering to these poor animals. It's not just the bulls that suffer, so do the horses, please stop this now, it's about time the tradition stopped, it's pointless and so cruel.
Animals have as much right to this earth as we do. They cannot speak up when being hurt, they cannot tell you when they are not happy. Bullfighting has been a part of history and has now come to it's end for entertainment. I can understand the barbaric nature of our ancestors but in this day and age we have many alternatives to keep us occupied. It is disgusting to harm another life form for any reason and that fact that this is under the guise of entertainment is all the more sickening!
People saying that animals have no feelings, etc., need to wake up and realize all living things have feelings! If I was to put you in a round yard, make you as aggravated as possible, then start stabbing you, that would be called murder! But doing it to an animal is okay? People need to wake up and realize this is wrong on all levels! We are not neandathals/cavemen! We have evolved, and our entertainment sources have as well! Move into the future, people!
It is not relevant in this day and age. It is brutality and massages the male ego. It is not cultural; we are supposed to be civilised. It is wrong and obscene to taunt, torture and then murder an innocent creature. It is a bloody spectacle that is outdated and disturbing, to say the least.
It is very cruel, this bullfighting. I know it is a Spanish tradition from early years, but times are changed. There is so much more awareness now for the well being of wildlife, and more compassion. People care about wildlife, like bulls, who are suffering . Please stop this, it is sad and cruel. Bulls have feelings too.
I really can't believe that anyone has even thought of voting yes, let alone done it. It is not a sport - true sports involve consenting and willing opponents. The bull is given no choice but to fight for his life. Invariably he loses. The spectators are as bad as those participating. Who in their right mind enjoys watching an animal fighting for its life for sport???
Enjoying the torture of another living being for any reason is inherently sick. Why should the bull and horses have to suffer unimaginable pain for a few hours of entertainment for some sick individuals? This isn't the middle ages, we shouldn't be gathering in public to cheer on the prolonged death of another, I was hoping the human race could move past that and leave that in the middle ages.
This is a sadistic spectacle, similar to the Roman circus where blood and suffering made the illiterate classes and the sociopaths cheer.. It is time to evolve! There should be no place for such atrocity in today's world. The excuse of " cultural" is also invalid.. Many cultural atrocities are being banned like the genital mutilation of girls .. Bullfight must be banned too.
This should stop. They torture the animal! And for what? Just for fun.
Put some people in the same arena and let some tigers loose.... but this is horrible you would say, because people can't defend themselves against the tiger - so can't the bull.
Put the matador in the ring without the weapons, and it's much more fair!
Bullfighting is disgusting! But Spain has no mercy for their bulls! And their dogs! Shame, shame, shame!
Its no better or worse than dog fighting,badger baiting and fox hunting----all of which are illegal in the 21st century-----Cruelty to animals is indicative of psychological problems----most animal abusers do not restrict their perverse actions to non humans----mans inhumanity to man begins with his inhumanity to animals-----here endeth the lesson.
These bulls are forced to fight... they bleed & suffer... what is sporting about this?? The barbaric cruelty has to STOP! People need to see the VALUE in animals for BEING ANIMALS not for what we can get from them or force them to do for us. "Animals are here on Earth for their own reasons. They are not here for the purpose of serving humans, just as women are not here for men & blacks are not here for whites."
Anyone who enjoys the pain and torture of an animal has a malignancy in his heart and is dangerous to society. Any society that accepts bull fighting is a sick society. The bullfighter, and even moreso, those who enjoy the fight, are cowardly beings. Neither the bullfighter or those who enjoy the torture and death of the bull have ever faced one. This malignancy of those who enjoy the torture and death of a being can not be supported because it makes the entire society sick.
It's cruel and unethical. How come a man need to abuse an animal to be considered a man? In what way an abuse ever be excused? Is abuse intelligent? Is abuse showing compassion? What is it we teach the children when they learn that people who abuse and let the animals die a slow and painful death heroes?
This is cruel and is not a sport and needs to stop. These animals feel the pain, and we are teaching our children that it's OK to watch them be slaughtered. We can't tell our children not to harm animals and then take them to a place like this and show them its OK to do it.
Spain is a member of the EU and should not be allowed to do it. Mexico should be encouraged to ban it too. It is barbaric and uncivilized, all animals have the same right to life as humans do, and should only be slaughtered in a humane way for food only. Spain lives in the same world as everyone else, and should be aware that most people in the rest of Europe do not condone cruelty for the entertainment of humans.
This barbaric tradition of slaughtering animals by inches must end. For our children, for our planet and for our animals.
There is no use for these barbaric displays of bloodletting. The bulls would much rather eat and make calves. They are not violent. Humans need to learn how to evolve beyond the casual cruelty so inherent in today's society.
Why should these poor animals be put through this tortured for sport? They have no choice and have to defend themselves, but in the end they die anyway in the most painful part of their body, the spine! Why is this entertainment? We should respect animals. They deserve to be on this planet as much as we do!
There is no place in the 21st century for the barbaric, cruel and sadistic arrogance of bullfighting. Stop the suffering. Stop the killing of bulls for entertainment. The bulls are terrified, taunted, tortured and finally killed. For what reason? Tradition? To make money? Countries who support bullfighting should stop or be boycotted. Personally, I will never travel to a country that supports this terrorism against animals.
Killing any sentient being for sport is psychopathic, insensitive, mindless, and cruel. Such things have no place in civilized societies. They should be ridiculed until abolished as they reflect the lowest of morals and values. Societies that stand upon compassion, empathy, and high morals are those that will survive into the future.
No animal should suffer like this, being tormented to death with no chance of protecting itself. What sort of country puts on a 'show' like this and what sort of person would want to go and watch it? It is revolting. What has tradition got to do with it? We used to burn 'witches'.
There is no reason to torture innocent, defenseless animals in the name of culture or sport. It is sickening and barbaric! No compassionate human being with any morals of any kind could consider this type of activity anything more than the unnecessary torture and exploitation of an animal for the purpose of profit and a perverse sense of culture.
This has to stop. Innocent animals being lured to their death . Teased and wound up in the minutes before their mindless slaughter. We share this earth with all other creatures and we have no right to take the life of another creature unless our own depends on it. It is absolutely disgusting that people see this as entertainment
Self defense is the ONLY reason to kill another living creature.
I don't see any reason to debate this issue or write 50 words. Creatures are dying for sport and you are doing word count.
If you can't see that it's wrong no argument is going to change your mind.
The bull fight is an archaic practice which has no place in the 21st century! Especially not in civilized countries, or should I say countries which call themselves civilized. It is barbaric and inhuman. Animals should not be made to suffer for the entertainment of the masses, animals should not have to suffer full stop!
When people see these events is it any wonder that people see it as alright to be as cruel to others (people and animals?)
This should have been banned many many years ago as should have all such events involving any sort of animal around the globe.
It really sickens me that all living things are not given the respect that we think as humans we deserve as a right of being alive!
THINK AGAIN PEOPLE AND STOP THIS MINDLESS CRUELTY!
This has nothing to do with culture! It is an unfair battle, that hasn't got any use! Why let those poor animals suffer, and this in a place that is completely unnatural for them, just for some people who want to see those cruelties? Because cruel is what it is, just cruel, without any sense!
Driven to defend itself, blind with pain and fear, this bull is likely asking itself "what did I do?" The brutality of torturing these creatures in the name of "sport" only tells us of the inner nature of those who enjoy watching. They should be aware that God also watches.
Bullfighting causes immense and prolonged agony to the bull, before he either bleeds to death or is shoddily dispatched with a small knife through the back of his skull, even sometimes still alive when his ears and tail are cut off. How is this allowed to be called a sport? Why are we even debating this, do people have no compassion, morals etc? Bullfighting needs to be outlawed.
It is a disgusting and painful death to inflict for entertainment. Some parts of Spain have stopped already, why can't the rest of the country. I have never been to Spain and never will while they continue with this treatment of animals. Its easy to say it's cultural,but they should know better than to behave in such a way.
This is brutal and horrific . The world has enough cruelty in it, to promote this as tradition and to teach children this is acceptable is shameful!! NO to BULLFIGHTING!!! I am certain most of the world find this a reason not to visit Spain or any country that promotes this...I wont.
Because cruelty is not culture! The poor animals are suffering, and for what, entertainment? Is that really worth it? Is bloodshed really that fun to watch? The suffering of something unable to defend itself? Is that entertainment? People evolve: We don't need to hold on to traditions if they are cruel and inhumane.
NO. I think it is barbaric and a thing of the past. This is not a sport or tradition. It is simply savage! No animal should be subjected this sort of torture and murder for entertainment! Please say NO to bullfighting NOW! Please do not pay into this evil "sport" and signing all anti-bullfighting petitions.
Bulls are beings, not objects. We are NOT allowed to use them we please, let alone killing them! They can feel pain, and matadors don't hesitate to torture them. It doesn't take any courage to do that, just a huge amount of cowardliness. You can't call it a game if death is implied, we're in 2013.
This is an old fashioned ritual which causes great suffering purely for mans entertainment. We live in 2013 and this is outdated. Spain has many non cruel heritages so concentrate on them and leave the bulls alone. To treat a living creature with such disdain is an act against God and the universe.
There really should be no need to explain why this is wrong and should never take place in our modern world, and belongs in the dark ages of the past.
But if I have to say what I feel: Many of the shocking and deeply immoral and disturbing wrongful cruel things done to animals in the world that should be stopped are defended in the name of "Tradition" this is no longer acceptable or justifiable.
It was tradition in India to throw the wife of the deceased on the funeral fires. I don't see that tradition being one we would allow to continue today.
Animals have the same nervous system as us and have all the same feelings and emotions as us.To do this to a bull is the same as doing it to a man. A bull will experience all the physical and emotional pain exactly the same as a man would. This is immoral, cruel and a deeply shameful crime against almighty God.
Spain is supposed to be Christian, but where can we see Christ's teaching in this human ignorance to bulls? He taught compassion and do unto others, as you would have other do unto you, this means everyone, not just human persons, but also non human persons.
There is absolutely no excuse whatsoever for allowing this extremely satanic perverted cruelty to bulls to continue.
An earthling means every living being on this earth including humans and ALL animals. Everything that has a heart, that can feel pain and everything that has feelings has a right to live here. They share that right on a level equal to that of humans. It's already cruel that we eat them. I think that we should at least have respect for them by not torturing them. Bullfighting and other terrible Spanish animal "games" are torture of the highest level and should be banned forever! Spain should be ashamed even considering keeping them for the sake of culture loss...
The bloodletting and cruelty to the poor animals fills a prehistoric need in people!! Time for evolution to take over and the barbarians become civilized. It is a sad indictment of society when people are thrilled by the suffering inflicted on an animal. What kind of society thrives on death?
It must be banned because it's cruel and there is no excuse for some cultural tradition. Animals are innocent creatures that deserve good treatment from us. We have power over them, so we must help them to live their natural living. Its high time to learn empathize with others- animals as well!
This needs to end. There is nothing entertaining or heroic about stabbing an animal to death and letting it suffer. Whatever their reason, it is not enough to justify this horrible, sadistic form of entertainment disguised under terms like culture and tradition. These animals deserve better. There is no honor here.
It was tradition that women did not go to school, did not read or write, did have their feet completely mis-shaped for life etc.
It was tradition, that rich people had slaves who worked for them,
it was tradition that white people did not accept black, colored people as being humans as well
it was tradition that boys and girls were beaten up by parents, teachers etc.
It was tradition that crippled people were shown in circuses to entertain the visitors
it was tradition for entire groups of people to kill other groups who did not have the same faith
it was tradition that catholic people brutally killed men and women because they where not prepared to tell lies
do you really believe that because of a tradition we should just sit back and let other people massacre animals ... never ever!
Nobody needs such barbaric "sports" today. There are much better ways for men to show their "balls." I never could live with a man, if he kills animals just for fun. Bullfighting has nothing to do with tradition. Long long ago people killed "witches" - is this also a tradition?
Only cowards hurt animals. Why should animals be in pain just to please humans? I can't see or understand what joy humans get from this. There must be something seriously wrong with people who like to watch and perform this kind of so called "sport". It should be banned immediately.
This should have been outlawed years ago. The torture and murder of animals for entertainment is NEVER ok. I don't understand how anyone could sit and watch this and find it entertaining. An animal is slowly bleeding to death and trying to escape in front of their eyes and they sit and cheer. Something very wrong with this.
Bullfighting is and always has been cruel. Animals have as much right to live and have quality of life as we humans do. We are In the 21st century, not the 14th. It's time we woke up to what we are letting take place and banned all so-called sports that involve animal cruelty.
This type of performance is only for sick people that take joy in the abuse and death of innocent and defenseless animals. Shame on you! This type of entertainment should be terminated. It is not an art or sport. It's sick entertainment; it's just wrong. Animals are deserving of respect and love.
That country treats animals disgracefully. They enjoy inflicting pain and fear on animals, as they are weak and cowards. Boycott Spain.... They are doing evil acts. I wish the bull would wipe these horrid bull fighters out. It is vile and animal abuse, this has to be stopped now, do not go to these countries.
How is it still possible in the 21st century for such a barbaric kind of show. It is so mind disturbing that it becomes difficult to find the words to explain why this is so wrong! Animals are sentient beings, as we are, and have the same right to live in peace on this planet as we have. If we are not able to respect and understand this, than we do not deserve to be treated as evolved beings, but as psychotic murderers!
Any living creature, may it be animals of any species or plants, should not be tortured nor abused, especially not by the one animal who proclaims him self to be intelligent and god like. Wisdom, intelligence and knowledge should breed compassion and respect for all living creatures. We have the potential to become divine beings, even angel-like. However, it is more and more unlikely that we would ever become enlightened and divine beings for we have already embraced the idea of becoming the devils of this universe.
I understand that it was a major part of Hispanic culture and history, and it still is in some parts of the world, but it is still morally wrong as humans to desire the feeling of being superior to an animal such as a bull. As humans, we obviously know that we are at the top of the food chain, but we don't need to take part in a sick, twisted sport that kills animals just to justify that we are the best at everything. We don't have to always be number one. Every animal deserves the chance to live just like every human does.
The law cannot forbid dog or lion fighting and endorse bullfighting at the same time. Freak shows of torturing and killing animals should be banned where they still exist. Public funding of this shameful activity in European countries such as Portugal, Spain and France is outrageous. Bullfighting should be banned now and forever.
It is very cruel to the animals involved and it is not entertainment at all. It is very violent and usually ends with the death of the bull. This abuse needs to stop now. I don't understand how people think that bullfighting is entertaining because I do not. It is cruel and the bull is suffering to death.
No blood sport is entertainment that we should encourage. We should have evolved beyond all blood sports by now. We should be trying to reduce suffering in the world, not increase it! Bulls and all animals feel pain and humiliation. This is just slow torture. It is sickening and anachronistic; a throwback to another time. There is no place for this is the twenty-first century. It makes Spain seem primitive and barbaric.
There is no need for killing sports, (and it's not a sport anyway,) in this day and age, if they want to fight a bull let them fight a fit and healthy, bull not one that's nearly dead from blood loss due to being speared before it has to fight.
There is no excuse for the slow torture and public execution of any living being, not even bulls. No excuse. That bullfighting is a cultural icon, a tradition, part of a society's identity... these arguments are moot. Cruelty is cruelty no matter how you cut it. This must be stopped, immediately.
It's barbaric and useless just for the amusement of people! Intelligent people do not like to do or to watch this atrocity! Countries which permit this should not get visitors. The bulls are to be saved from torture and to be taken away ... and LET US BEHAVE LIKE HUMAN BEINGS! This is nothing alike!
This needs no supporting Argument. The bulls deserve to live a life without terror and death. Say "NO." This is for everyone I know! It is inhumane and I understand that children are allowed to watch bullfights. What do you think it teaches them.... decency? NO, IT TEACHES CRUELTY IS ALLOWED!
It is barbaric and cruel to the horses and the bulls. Please stop it. The rest of the world looks at bullfighting countries and is sickened by their continued insistence on murdering innocent animals for pleasure. Civilized countries have moved forward and evolved beyond this barbaric disrespect for fellow creatures of this planet.
I do not feel that bullfighting should be a legal sport. I feel the entire event is very abusive to the animals, and I do not see why it should be allowed to continue on as a legal sport. Cock-fighting and dog-fighting are both illegal sports, and I do not see any reason that bullfighting should be left out.
Cruelty and torture of animals for the entertainment of the mindless minority of citizens has no place at all in any progressive and decent community. A community where even children are taught animal cruelty is not at all what any intelligent citizen wishes to be a part of, and as the majority of citizens are opposed, it is simply undemocratic and unrepresentative to allow it to continue.
Bullfighting is barbaric and blatant cruelty to all the animals concerned. It may be 'tradition' in some parts but so was burning witches! Mankind has moved on and this disgraceful 'sport' holds no place in modern society. Innocent animals being used for entertainment by humans is disgusting, especially as they experience great mental torture as well as horrendous physical injury and pain before death. This horrendous murder of these beautiful animals surely should be stopped.
People who participate, watch or support bullfighting clearly haven't evolved the way humans should. Generally speaking, we have all been educated in what is right and what is wrong but there are a minority of people who seem to have missed out on this vital education. Hopefully people that think it's OK will die out soon, so we can live without having to listen to pathetic 'it's culture' arguments. Cultures can change, it's not unheard of! Bulls feel pain the same as humans, what gives humans the right to cause pain to any animal? It's scary that we are top of the food chain with the amount of ignorance still in the world.
Bullfighting tortures the animal for personal pleasure and teaches no compassion for living things on the planet. It makes the statement that "it's good to kill and torture" for entertainment and has become a business for greedy people the guise of tradition. There are other ways to entertain and make money without involving innocent animals and shedding blood.
No animal should have to suffer for your enjoyment.Human societies and cultures change over time. Social and cultural practices once considered acceptable no longer have a place in modern European society. If human or animal welfare is compromised, tradition is no longer an important factor when considering whether a practice should be banned or not.
The slaying of innocent animals just for show is something that has been going on for years. This stupid tradition needs to stop. The bull does not voluntarily go into the ring seeing if he has what it takes to kill the torero. He is forced in there, and most of the time killed. The poor animal doesn't even know why he is in there.
Killing animals is neither fun to watch nor is it a sport. This should be stopped immediately. You should let these animals live their life the way it's supposed to be and let them be free. These animals should not be used to make a show. Who does this and enjoys this obviously has no heart.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Gandhi. I think this tells us all we need to know about Spain. If they want to enjoy such barbarity, then at least they should stop trying to disguise it as 'culture'.
To kill animals for pleasure and some quaint historical cultural event is inhuman. Bullfighting is barbaric and prevents the evolution of human kind. There is no honor in killing living creatures. It needs to stop in the interest of all living creatures, including human beings. Bull fighting must stop immediately.
Animals are world citizens. They have the right to be treated with respect and kindness and they need our protection. Please be compassionate. Show animals some love! Bullfighting is cruel and unnecessary. Animals exist for their own reasons, they are not here on earth for our entertainment. Leave bulls alone, please!
This is a cruel tradition from the Middle Ages. Nowadays every child knows that animals are being made to suffer like humans. Animals have feelings - they feel pain. Bullfighting is torture for the bulls and the horses. This is not art, nor is it a sport. It should be forbidden.
Bullfighting should be left to history when people were not sympathetic to animals. Today, we know animals have feelings like we do. We know they suffer like we do. Why must we make bulls another victim? Animals have the right to live. Bulls should be left alone. Let them live away from man where they will be left alone.
If the matador was a real man,why does he have to have the bull half killed,before it is let into the ring? This is unfair, and not to mention barbaric. Stop making excuses that it's tradition,grow up and get civilized. Let the cowardly "men" fight each other since they love blood shed. They are too much of a coward.
Bullfighting is like an adult killing a kid. Those involved in such an act are beasts and monsters. Only giving happiness to other living beings will make you happy and vice-versa. One should feel the pain of the innocent bull. We run to the doctor's office for any minor injury or problem. How can it be good for a bull?
Stop torturing these animals, who feel everything. Who do not belong in a arena being cheered on by sadistic , moronic people.
Is this what you call entertainment.?
I am disgusted that this form of torture is still being inflicted on innocent animals.
I would like to turn the tables around and have a spear thrust through the Matador's heart!
It is a cruel type of entertainment where animals are tortured for the sake of fun of human beings. Killing the animals specially the bulls in this kind of stupid sport is pathetic and I'm not entertained by any groups in the society. If this continues, the world would disrespect the people who practice the same.
We should be living together with the animals, not killing them for the sake of killing or the entertainment of a sick minority! All animals should be allowed to die a natural death or be killed in a humane way - the same way that humans would like to be treated.
All animals are beautiful and do not deserve to be abused, murdered slowly in agony! How can people do this to any living creature? Do they feel good? Do they feel brave? They are cowardly and this "sporting" spectacle is barbaric, tortuous and cruel. In addition, Spain is supposed to be a Christian (Catholic?) Country - Christianity teaches compassion - where is compassion shown in this vile and heinous sport. Entertaining? Such hypocrisy! Please re-consider! This is supposed to be 'tradition' - this 'tradition' is uncivilized. God forgive them for this barbaric cruelty. This should not be allowed to continue - Decent citizens on the planet are against this horror.
Cruelty is my argument, and sheer cowardice for the ones who are willing to watch this cruelty. The Matador is not brave enjoying killing a bull. I pray that we humans start to realize Bullfighting is the bloodiest, cruellest example of humans mean spirited, selfish desire to become king for a day.
These beautiful innocent animals are slaughtered in a gruesome way just for the fun of sick people. A shame! Blood and torture in exchange for money for the greedy barbaric organizers. As victims of some insane bloodthirsty man and women, the animals have no choice or any chance. How low can humans be?
The bulls are "prepared" to be weaker so it's not even a fair fight. Also, they suffer, like us, as they're made of flesh and nerves. They cannot escape, they scream, they cry. Also, the matadors practice on calves to begin with. They call their mums, not understanding what is happening to them. This isn't sport, this is torture.
It seems hard to believe that in this so-called civilized age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of blood continues to flourish in Spain and certain other countries. Bullfighting is barbaric and should have been banned long ago, as bear-baiting was. It is difficult to understand how crowds of people will pay money and take pleasure in watching one lone creature - who has never done them any harm — getting hacked to death. How can anyone with an ounce of compassion, cheer and chant olé as a banderilla or lance is thrust into the animal’s pain-racked body?
Bullfighting should not be allowed because the poor innocent bulls are just bred to fight and have no say in if they want to die or not. Even if they fight the matador as hard as they can, in the 20 minute fight, the bull will die. No questions asked, either it will get weak and give up or the matador will seek assistance. This is just killing bulls for the entertainment who pay to see a bull die of misery and torture.
Spain has changed in many ways over the years, Franco is gone, along with many other archaic ways. It may be argued it's part of Spanish culture, but that's no more true than fox hunting is a part of English culture. It's the barbaric torture of a defenseless animal for the pleasure of the crowd. Would it be acceptable in this day and age to start throwing Christians to the lions again? No it would not. Spain has a beautiful culture outside of this and it's time it stopped.
Killing animals for pleasure is a stone age past time, not one that I want to have in my life in the year 2013! Bullfighting is inhuman and unkind. We have every right to speak up for the animals as they cannot speak up for themselves. Bullfighting is very wrong!
Bullfighting: An Archaic Form of Animal Abuse. The old argument, "... it's a part of the culture" doesn't have any valid leverage when you factor in the fact that cultures evolve and change. The fact that places like Spain and Mexico still support bullfighting only reflects their biological inability to evolve to higher level of consciousness. I do believe though that they can feel shame and if they are shamed by the rest of the world they might perhaps choose to demonstrate a more sophisticated form of entertainment, like tennis or volley ball. Something that doesn't involve the torture of animals. Barbaric societies indeed, but they do have a sense of pride and perhaps that is what should be targeted.
This is just so wrong and evil. The pain and suffering are beyond understanding. Imagine the stress and fear, followed by spears in your neck. The pain, the sense of getting weaker with the awful pain and horror. Imagine you can`t defend yourself against this. Agony is a terrible death!
There is no justification for torturing and killing a bull. None! Society has become ignorant about what the world is doing to animals. As soon as you allow yourself to be educated, it becomes so obvious that it is wrong. Your soul benefits from quitting all forms of animal abuse, including eating meat. Watch the movie by Joaquin Phoenix at earthlings.com. Don't turn away because you think it might be unpleasant or cause extra work to change your life. I really get sick of people saying there is nothing they can do. We have the power to change everything. People are in control. Awaken and do what is right. Quit hiding from the evil things humans do. One person can make a huge difference. You will be happier if you do what is right. There is no justification for killing and torturing any animal.
This is a horrific disgusting 'sport' and the people who do it, like it and watch it should be ashamed. Those of us who have turned a blind eye and let it go on also have to stand up and say 'enough'. We will not allow it to go on. Spain, take note.
Bullfighting has to stop. Isn't it obvious why? It is wrong and shameful. How can anybody have fun watching an innocent animal who is in agony without any reason? It is awful and inhumane. Bullfighting is real crime and stupidity! The time for such cruelty to end is now. Something must be done.
It shows just how cowardly and parasitic mankind can be. It's not a fair fight and in my book, if you can't play fair, that makes you a coward. As a planet we need to evolve beyond cruel spectator sports. I put bullfighting with the Chinese eating dog, Americans eating veal, French producing foie gras. How will we have any kind of Star Trek future when we do such primitive things? Enjoy being a parasite, karma will find you.
Bullfighting is anachronistic. Every animal has value in itself. The respect for life as such is the only possible salvation for humanity in the present and the future. We are not the masters of the universe, and we have no rights on other beings. Changing is possible, changing is necessary.
It is both barbaric and downright cruel. There is no place in a modern society for this explicit, satanic entertainment. It should be banned outright. No animal deserves to be taunted and slaughtered in this manner. Governments should stop this barbarity once and for all from happening in their countries.
Children learn to be cruel from watching bullfighting. Children are not naturally cruel anymore than they are racist. Observing what adults do and say is how children learn, and we would not want it any other way. However, letting them think that adults support acts of cruelty only causes them to accept such acts as normal and to be emulated.
Is it so nice to see an animal suffering and tortured till it dies?
It a very sick tradition!
It has to be stopped. We don't live in ancient Rome.
In a modern society all cruelties must be stopped!
What can I write more?
Save the animals, now!
There is not more to write.
I hope everybody understands.
Killing another being is WRONG. Killing another sentient being for profit/entertainment is CRUEL, killing an innocent, defenseless, sentient being should be ILLEGAL and harshly punished with prison time.
I am Spanish and from Ronda where a legendary bullfighting ring stands. I am ashamed of the practice and I have never put a foot on that ring or any other. Leave the animals in peace, they have done nothing to deserve such a horrifying treatment. So it is TRADITION? Then let's bring back the gladiators and watch them kill themselves, under agreement.
Animals are not here to serve us. They have a heart, a brain, a nervous system and they deserve to live as long as their life spam allows, they deserve to feel free and happy and to stay with their own.
There is absolutely no reason for this barbaric and extremely cruel sport or tradition to continue. I can't even imagine what sort of person enjoys the unnecessary killing of innocent animals just for entertainment, using culture as an excuse for their behavior. There is no room for this cruelty in a civilized world.
Bulls have as much right to a safe life as we do. We should respect every living thing on this planet, everything, animal, plant, man is precious, any life is precious. Think of your families and how you would feel if your family were subjected to something like this, how would you feel?
What possible argument could there be to continue what is an unnecessary and cruel taunting, mutilation and killing of innocent, defenseless animals? This is 2013, not the middle ages, when lack of intelligence could have been an excuse. In this day and age cruelty to animals has become unacceptable and quite rightly so. Bullfighting is cruel to the extreme.
This is insane, cruel, and abuse and torture of animals is NO art and NO culture at all! So NO NO, NO, NOOO to bullfighting. It has been far too long that we tolerated this. And we must say now halt to this cruelty and never ever let it in again!
It's a cruel and barbaric custom. Animals die in horrible agony. We have to stop this practice. All creatures deserve dignified treatment. I do not understand how watching slow agony is fun for thousands of people. It's horrible and completely incomprehensible. That's why I'm opposed. I keep my fingers crossed for banning bullfighting.
Human beings don´t have the right to enslave, torture or murder other living beings and should live vegan. Human beings don't have the right to use other living beings for their amusement. It is a product of an insane mind to feel amused by cruelties against other living beings. Human beings should be peace and should live peace.
bullfighting does not bring revenue into spain. more people from europe dislike bullfighting, some people are actively boycotting spain. it is unfair to the bulls as its not a fair fight and they are tortured first to weaken them. and the horses must be scared too they are made to face a bull. it is sickening and brutal
It must be stooped wit kind of people are in the government?Empty headed? No brains?They must put in the arena and let the bulls kill that stupid government,stop bulls killing,stop horses killing, stop dogs killing,take care of the animals instead of torture them,we hate Spain this way and we never go to Spain anymore,boy cot Spain
We have banned dog fights.Why not this? This is just a commercial fiasco for tourists. What is the bravery of killing an animal who is rather gentle in such a way? Dying with multiple stab wounds must be so painful. It is just wrong! and those who watch this have no sympathy from me if they get hurt.
We shall stop this tradition, it is not fair that we abuse those who cannot fight back! This is not sport but this is torture, I honestly cannot understand the fun that people have when they see this. One cannot abuse/torture an animal out on the road, and yet bullfighting is done with all authority! This has to stop!
I think that bullfighting is a barbaric sport. It isn't right to torture the poor bulls for no reason. Also, bullfighting is becoming archaic; we recognise it as a part of Spanish culture, but isn't it time it became a part of Spanish history? It would be the same as gladiator fighting in the Roman times; people enjoy the idea of it a lot more now that it's over. Anyway, now we've got computers you can watch bullfights from the past as much as you want!!
Bullfighting in this day and age, 2013?! Can anyone really say its right to torture an animal who feels pain and panic as we do? Put yourself in the place of the bull. The last thing he hears when his at the point of death is the cheers of thousands of people .It makes me very sad to think that humans can find pleasure from such cruelty. In fact, it makes me ashamed to think I'm part the human race at times. Cruelty shown to animals can only overflow in cruelly to humans.
Animal abuse can never be justified! Bullfighting should have been banned years ago and the torturers should hang their heads in shame. Bulls don't want to participate in this horror show and they shouldn't have to suffer any more. Close all arenas and wipe them off the face of earth. They are shameful!
Torturing a living being for any reason is abhorrent and unacceptable. Bullfighting is not only "killing a bull", but torturing the bull to death. Who wants to be stabbed repeatedly and die choking on their own blood? People who enjoy watching the suffering of innocent beings should undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Animals experience pain and fear and want to preserve their lives just as humans do. There is no defense for torturing animals for human "pleasure".
You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats life. No respect for life, no respect for man. Without beasts, this world will be rather boring, and I honestly do not want to live in such a boring world. Please stop hurting animals and start loving them.
There are no excuses for the murdering of innocent beings, stop this horror NOW! I cannot believe that people still want to see this horrific show. It makes me think that the mental condition of the viewers is seriously disturbed. Cruelty is not entertainment, and should be banned completely and forever.
Animals are just as vulnerable and innocent as young children are. They do get frightened, feel pain and loss, and for anyone who takes pleasure in seeing animal abuse, they should question their behavior and really think about what they are actually taking part in. Would they see a sport where children are being tortured for human entertainment?
Please move on out of the dark ages into the light! I would ever set foot in Spain with its awful record of animal abuses against the bulls, horses and dogs. Animals suffer everywhere in this sad world but they seem to make an art form of it here. Spain, you are disgrace with so much blood on your hands!
Morally, it is wrong because watching an animal suffer only for diversión is a cruelty. To see suffering for a tradition, it is NOT CULTURAL. It's a barbaric torture created for humans in order to get satisfaction for their blood-thirst! WE MUST TO STOP this unfairness. STOP ANY KIND OF ACT OF VIOLENCE TO ANY LIVING CREATURE. Humans invented bullfighting so we can stop it as soon as possible. Don't let the bull suffer a cruel death.
This needs to stop! It's inhumane! Give me one good reason why this shouldn't stop. There are none, this is sick. Animals suffer so much. Stop killing bulls for nothing, just for fun, just for greed, just for entertainment! People who watch this are sick! People who kill the animals are also sick!
THIS IS A HORRID TORTURE SHOW FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF SADISTS. PEOPLE PAY TO WATCH A BULL IN AGONY BEING TORMENTED AND TORTURED TO DEATH. This is unacceptable. No decent country should allow such a horror. STOP BULLFIGHTING NOW! Both the pain of the hunted and the pleasure of the hunter both constitute such a very deep and profound moral offense that abolishment is the only course of action.
Animal cruelty is not okay in any way.. No such thing as bullfighting is cultural, even though it has been going on for hundreds of years. It is torture and abuse and the poor animals suffer a lot before they die. This is a civilized world - or is it? Not always...
No, it is an inhumane form of killing a bull, tiring him out during the fight, using spears and swords to draw and drain blood from the poor animal, also causing the bull to weaken before putting him out of his misery. It is cruel and inhumane and has no place in the 21st century.
It should be prohibited because the bulls suffer a lot and it is unnecessary violence. It's unfair that men with spades and other weapons fight against a creature that has been weakened and hurt before. The animals are also often scared to see so many people, and because they do not understand what is happening, are unable to defend themselves properly.
Bullfighting is horrible and barbaric animal abuse. It is a useless torture of innocent animals for no reason at all. It is a barbaric, cruel tradition which can not be tolerated anymore. Spanish culture will survive just fine without it - if it doesn't, then it's time for it to die.
I can believe your people accept such cruelty... In 2013 there shouldn't be animal cruelty like that. It's barbaric and cruel to make an animal suffer like that.. It is HORRIBLY CRUEL AND PAINFUL for those poor Bull and USELESS... They deserve better then all that suffering .. THAT HAS TO STOP!!
Bullfighting is a shame for every countries which practice that like France where I come from... I don't understand why few people go to see this horror show, you can't be exited to hear the bull scream and cry and see him dying slowly. But so many cruel things are done on so many animals n the world, we must react and help them.
It promotes violence, torture, abuse, as entertainment. It endangers all animals and perhaps even humans as it allows people to believe they have all the rights in the name of "fun". The victims are prisoners with no rights to walk out of this butchery. Shame on us all! It should be banned and schools should incite children to see as what it truly is. Cruelty in support of one of the worst human trait.
Humanity has to keep on evolving, and such torture towards a fellow earthling is completely unacceptable nowadays. Men have to understand we all belong to this planet and are all responsible for each other, and that if he has been given some different kind of "understanding", then his responsibility is even bigger. It is not acceptable that MONEY keep ruling our world because as it is we have no future, and we will not be able to change it with money. We have to change as a species in our relationship to other species.
No human who would be called a human would ever support the cruel death and torture of another sentient being for entertainment. The people who support bullfighting are sadistic. Neither culture nor tradition can justify the practice. Calling for tradition in an issue like this one is as if the burning of witches in the seventeen century were a reason to maintain it in today's world just because it was tradition four centuries ago.
To torture and murder a living animal is evil, vile and unacceptable. Why is Spain allowing this barbaric act to continue? It is beyond belief that people can get enjoyment out of watching an animal be tortured and murdered. This vile act should be stopped immediately. I would not visit Spain while this evil act continues.
Why should men need to show power over animals in this barbaric way? The animals are drugged, hence not quick in their reactions. These bastards wouldn't dare face an animal if au naturel. Shall we say they are just cowards and deserve no recognition whatsoever? The bull will always be much more majestic and the symbol of masculinity.
The sooner all the barbaric, callous and revolting bullfighting and other bulls fiestas are stopped the better for the men of Spain, for the boys, f Spain too. I cannot believe what horrors this Spanish country still allows their children to see. HOW CAN IT POSSIBLY BE ACCEPTABLE TO BE SO UTTERLY CRUEL AND KILL AN ANIMAL THAT HAS NO CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.
It is sick, exploitation, sadism an anyone enjoying this really needs to see a psychiatrist.
This is not sport. It is a barbaric bloodlust exploiting a creature that has little chance of winning. The matadors and fans are not clever or superhuman. They are actually showing weakness in their belief that they overpower a strong animal. The rules in a sport should be the same for both parties. Bull fighting should be consigned to the past like other shameful activities the human animal has participated in order to try to prove his domination over other beings.
No, no, no stop it! This cannot continue, it is barbaric, hold your heads in shame, Spain! These animals are slowly tortured, stop it now! This cannot continue, it is cruel beyond belief! I will NEVER support the killing of defenseless harmless animals who are there for people's blood lust!
Torture and barbaric behavior have to be banished and forbidden all over the world! Feeling pleasure in killing animals so cruelly, with no pity and with no sensibility for a living being is horrible. Bullfighters are cruel; they take the lives of innocent animals that slowly die while suffering greatly. These horrible bullfights make people insensitive and also instill hatred, violence, and torture in young children who watch the fights. Animals are not objects!
Wouldn't have thought an explanation was necessary, but here goes. We have left the dark ages well and truly behind us. Animal abuse and torture can not possibly be classed as culture anymore in this day and age. It is not a sport either, since one of the parties involved definitely didn´t sign up for it voluntarily. It sets a bad example for children, watching animals being treated like that and it´s just downright cruel and totally unnecessary.
Of course bullfighting should no longer continue. We have to get those who profit from this to stop. How the do we do that? I do know that there some cities in Spain that are not wanting to continue with bullfighting.
Barcelona says adios to bullfighting, but the tradition endures
More than 600 years of history came to an end in Barcelona last weekend, when Spain's northeast region of Catalonia held its final bullfight after voting to end the practice in 2010.
Animals feel the same as us, they feel pain, fear, sadness, etc., animals feel, they have a soul. This is barbaric and it is time to evolve. Bulls are very loving peaceful creatures if given the opportunity and if they are treated with kindness & love & respect. This is not entertainment, it is abuse and murder, plain & simple, a life for entertainment, so evil & wrong, we need to adopt a kinder way, to be humane, to respect all life.
These people do this for the money. They dont care about the bull. This sport is done in the most unfair way because they weaken the bull so that the matador has more power over the bull, and then can easily be killed. It is a complete inhumane way to play a "sport" when one of the "players" has much more favourable conditions than the other "player" has over the opposition (the bull)
Like many 'traditions' when their day has passed we let go of them, and so we must with bullfighting. We are a more enlightened and sophisticated society. We are daily becoming more aware of the suffering that we cause animals - and we are legislating to eliminate that. Laws have just been passed in the EU to eliminate testing on animals for cosmetics - a great step forward. It is time to end spectator events and so-called entertainments predicated on causing great suffering and death to animals.
Bullfighting is a terrible tradition, full of shame and terror, inducing unnecessary pain in mammals, animals so complex and evolved, that feel suffering the same way that people do. Why continue to induce pain and suffering in another living creature? The other animals have the same right to have a peaceful life as we do.
Animals are living beings who feel and suffer. If emotions don't want to be considered, at least physical pain is excruciating. They should be in the wild or taken care of, and be surrounded by a healthy habitat, with other animals. Why can't they live a happy life instead of suffering for human sport?
I believe we need to move beyond the place where we see the slow torture and killing of an animal as a pleasant pastime. How can we laugh and applaud while a terrified animal struggles in a lost battle for his life? There is no honor in bullfighting, none at all.
The history of mankind is full of cruel and bloody traditions. The fact that some have come alive to this day is not a reason not to kill them. Why do not we return to the activity of feeding lions with Christians? Animals have the same rights as people because they are living creatures
I have heard and read that animals inflict just as much pain on each other as these bulls have received . . . however, wolves tearing apart rabbits or alligators grabbing a stray cat and rolling it until death is natural. What we as HUMANS do to these bulls is NEVER natural! The suffering that bulls experience at the hands of those who think it is okay to stab, mutilate or abuse them to satisfy their blood-lust and need to see a bull chase/trample/gore a matador for monetary gain is disgusting at best. Show me an animal in the wild do to another animal what humans are doing to the bulls in fights or rodeos and then I'll rethink my position on this being so cruel and wrong BUT until then STOP THE INHUMANE and ABUSIVE PRACTICES OF BULLFIGHTING and RODEOS!
What kind of sport is this? What fun is there in murdering a defenseless bull or any other animal? Old traditions are dead, move on to doing something beneficial and be proud to show your children. Cruelty is not acceptable! STOP KILLING, STOP KILLING NOW! Try rodeo if you need to be entertained with animal involvement..
There is no point in continuing on with such a barbaric sport! End the killing and abuse. What are the seeds we are planting for our children's future? There is no reason for this kind of violence, and it must stop. Thank you or your time and consideration, with respect and kindness to all things living on our beautiful planet.
How can this be entertainment in this day and age......watching an animal in pain, fight for it's life while slowly bleeding to death. Have we not fought for animal rights, are we not educated enough to see this is in humane?
We are all living feeling beings, if we are so educated and enlightened, why do we still need barbaric entertainment?
It is nothing more than a barbaric, abusive, cruel, mean, painful, torturous, unnecessary practice. WHY is it fun to watch an animal, already impaired BEFORE EVEN entering the ring, be TORTURED? WHAT ABOUT IT IS PLEASANT? The bulls SUFFER horribly and it is unnecessary to do! BULLFIGHTING IS A HORROR. This is not the dark ages, it is the time to stop these HORRORS and TORTURES. ALLOW THE ANIMALS THE PEACE THEY DESERVE while alive. STOP HURTING AND KILLING EVERYTHING.
The world has come to a certain progress level, thanks to those who changed their minds, otherwise we would still be living in caverns. Spain and other countries must change too. Animals have the right to remain alive. Killing animals for fun is not a demonstration of civilization. Stop this murder on the eyes of the children who see this insanity. Killing for fun must be easy, so to kill someone must be one day too.
Bulls are not human beings for sure, they are different - but they are still living beings who have the ability to sense and form links like humans. They are capable of feeling - the proof of that is their tears when they suffer. The fact of us being human beings does not grant us any right to mistreat them and make them suffer. The fact that bulls and other animals are used for food or other industries, and suffer for those reasons, gives us no further right to make them suffer in any other way possible. In fact, we shouldn't exploit them in any way whatsoever.
Why should something like this be allowed to happen if it results in the unjustifiable act of bringing harm upon other animals? And these animals, worse yet, are wasted for entertainment and amusement. I find it terrible that people can do this and get away with it. I can understand the consumption of animals, being a meat eater myself, but this is a waste of a good animal and it's not worth the carnage and of course the risk it could bring upon the people too (even though, I suppose if it's Karma, that's not such a bad thing).
The torturous spectacle of bullfighting has no place in a civilized society of today, it sets a terrible example to children of violence towards sentient beings. This is not culture and should be outlawed throughout the world, as has dog fighting and bear baiting which were also once considered cultural activities and deemed to be acceptable; I fail to see the difference!
There is no place for exploitation and violent cruelty to animals in civilized society. Just because it is a tradition, doesn't make bull fighting right. People around the world are learning that animal cruelty is wrong and are calling for it to be stopped. Please listen to them. I, for one will never visit a country that allows bullfighting.
This has to be one of the most barbaric ways to kill an animal. There is nothing humane about this for entertainment. It's cruel and outdated. They suffer a long agonizing death. Why do humans enjoy watching a so called human ( I refuse to call him a man) stab an animal to death.
Through the years we have gained a lot of knowledge about the rights and wrongs of our traditions. When they are proven to be cruel, harmful, neglectful, to another living thing (animal or human),we are duty-bound to quit it, do what we can to prevent it. Why would anyone want to continue a tradition that they hacan not deny causes a living being pain, and eventually death
Bulls are being tortured, all in the name of stupid traditions. You would not allow, for example, human sacrifices, which some say is tradition if you go far back enough in history in some cultures. So why is it allowed to continue for the suffering of animals? It is barbaric and must end now.
No one should enjoy the suffering of an innocent animal. The so called "tradition" of bullfighting is not more than a barbaric play to gain huge amounts of money for a small group, and to create false heroes that are just soulless killers. There's no difference between a butcher and a bullfighter, and there's no difference between bullfighting and slavery, or discrimination against women. All have fallen or soon will.
Bullfighting should not be allowed to continue because it is a cruel, inhumane and disgusting practice. Animals should be free from slavery and violence. They have the right to live as we have.
We have to stop every tradition based on violence. I hope bullfighting, circuses, etc. will stop as soon as possible. Let's evolve, finally!
Why should the torture of an innocent animal be an amusement? In the past there was also a tradition for public execution and torture. Many states allow this as a tradition, but no one thinks of the suffering and cruel death. Would you do this to your pretty dogs or cats?
Animals are not entertainment, they are living things like us human, they cry, they feel pain just like us. Do you want to be the bull for a day, and feel what they feel? There is no honor in bullfighting, it is show how coward people fight. How can you feel entertained with other's suffering and pain?
Although bull fighting has been a popular sporting event and a part of our culture for many generations, it is now time for a change and for our government to recognize the importance of disallowing inhumane events and activities such as these in order to send a positive message to the rest of civilization, so that they may follow in you're footsteps. Say no to this kind of treatment to our animals!
Killing an animal for just enjoying the show is the most nefarious thing ever could be done because by this we allow ourselves to be more ruthless and to teach our fellows though so we will have by time through generations an enormous lack of empathy not just toward animals by as well toward each others in our daily life.
Look at the suffering these bulls endure, and for what? Human entertainment? It is a disgrace to see that in the twenty-first century we still support this barbaric sport. Animal lovers and activists all over the world have begun stand up for these animals. Let us hope we all do.
Surely we have evolved enough as a species to now understand that this behavior is stupid, cruel and backwards. We must keep moving society forwards and see the light. Kindness to all creatures is the only way forward for mankind....man kind...it's self explanatory. The world needs to stop these cruel traditions.
Bullfighting should be banned because it causes suffering and death to innocent sentient creatures. If you don't care about the suffering of other creatures or you enjoy seeing animals suffer then you are mentally ill in some way. The majority of people want to see an end to Bullfighting. Te democratic thing to do is end it. Compassion is the most precious thing in the world.
Does it really need an explanation? Humans make me sick. These poor creatures are tortured and killed for what sick people call 'entertainment'. Of course it shouldn't be allowed to continue. There is so much wrong with this world! We need to evolve. If you are really 'entertained' by this barbaric 'sport' I strongly suggest you get your head checked.
Animals feel pain ,hurt,fear and all the other feelings that we feel. How any so called human being can deliberately cause an animal pain let alone get enjoyment from doing so is beyond me. Any human that cannot imagine what these poor animals must be going through has no compassion or morals it is barbaric.
Every living thing on this planet has a right to a life free from harm and pain ~ bullfighting is both harmful, painful, and death ~ I can't stand to see such a magnificent animal maimed and abused for the sake of some macho entertainment! It also teaches the young that violence against others is okay. If we are ever to have peace in this world we need to teach peace and kindness!
Respect the life of other species, it's barbaric, inhumane, torture, abject, horror, decadent There is no excuse for animal abuse. Why don't people fight each other in the arena Are they cowards, I think they are so stop this. We are in 2013, we are supposed to be a civilized world.
Bullfighting is a barbaric and cruel "sport" and should be illegal. No animal deserves to suffer such torture and eventual death. It sickens me to know that people can be so horrible to an innocent, sweet life. And, disgusts me even more to know that they take children to witness such a horrific act!
Be Kind - is bullfighting kind? You know it is not. There is your answer. We all feel - all beings feel. We all create karma in every action, thus kindness is the most beneficial way of living for those receiving the effect of our actions as well as for the effect on our own lives.
I feel like in this day and age, it is unquestionable that bullfighting is barbaric and useless torture. Culture should not be used as an excuse for animal cruelty. The world needs to push to eliminate the oppression of animals as a whole and among that oppression, bull fighting is the most ignorant.
No, because it is a crime. It is painful for the animals the same way as it is for humans!!! Just beaus animals can't speak, that does not mean people can do whatever they want with them!! I think bullfighting is a torture for bulls and should not be allowed in the future.
When mankind lacks of respect for life it self we head for our own destruction. To justify torturing and killing cause it happens all over the world is weak. If we keep killing as we do world wide we're going to keep killing woods, seas, animals and our selves. Does not animals feel pain and think with their brains as we do? What gives us the right to kill Gods creations? To reason like a child that, "others do it across the world so therefore so can we" is just pitiful. In Spain alone there are more than 3000 events every year where they kill and torture animals and call it tradition. Kill for is one thing but do not even think about torturing the animals before. To me, if you don't have respect for life, you don't deserve to live life to its full and enjoy it.
Sentient beings are not here for us to torture and enslave. This is awful and it must stop. To teach children to laugh at and enjoy another's pain and suffering and fear is not a good lesson - it desensitizes one to other's feelings and needs. Animals feel pain, fear, sadness, loss, joy, excitement, - the whole range really.... There is no excuse for this abuse. #EndAbuse
The 'sport' of bull fighting is disgusting and I cannot believe that it still is happening with the support it gets. Not sure how people want to watch something so barbaric. My fingers are crossed that people can shake their heads and see the souls in these animals that they so hatefully torture. The bulls don't even have a fair fight so where's the masculinity in it?
How can any human call this sport? It is fueling male egos to think that they are better than any other living animal. They kill simply for the sake of killing. Horrible. Cultures should keep up with the 21st century and stop hurting the helpless. It is not sport, just plain killing.
The old argument, "... it's a part of the culture" doesn't have any valid leverage when you factor in the fact that cultures evolve and change. The fact that places like Spain and Mexico still support bullfighting only reflects their biological inability to evolve to higher level of consciousness. I do believe though that they can feel shame and if they are shamed by the rest of the world they might perhaps choose to demonstrate a more sophisticated form of entertainment, like tennis or volley ball. Something that doesn't involve the torture of animals. Barbaric societies indeed, but they do have a sense of pride and perhaps that is what should be targeted.
It must be banned because its cruel and there is no excuse for some cultural tradition. Animals are innocent creatures that deserves good treat from us. We have power over them, so we must help them to live their natural living. Its high time to learn empathize with others- animals as well!
Should female circumcision be allowed? What about capital punishment through burning on the stake? Flogging of naughty children? They used to be, or still are "cherished traditions". It's the 21st century, Europe! Wake up at last, will you! Let such sadistic practices be only read about in books - with horror and shame.
Humans have greater mental abilities than animals. Humans have the capability to control emotions and instincts. Humans can plan and execute. When compared with humans, animals are at great disadvantage. As humans, we have a responsibility to protect and care for lower kingdoms of animals. As we expect God to guide us and protect us in divine love, we are also responsible for protecting and guiding the lesser developed creatures of mind. To animals we are gods, with superior abilities than them. Be kind and let us stand against this cruel sport.
Blood sports need to be confined to history. Animal cruelty is not entertainment. This sort of activity desensitizes people to the fact that animals are sentient beings who are capable of feeling pain and fear just as humans can. These bulls are forced to fight when naturally they would not choose to do as such. Please let them live their lives in peace.
Why do humans believe they are the owner of the world and species? Why do humans enjoy making suffering? We have to stop the barbarian NOW. We are leaving to the kids a terrible world with no values, no feelings, just cruelty and snobbishness. We need to change things before it's too late.
It's disgusting, cruel, barbaric, and inhumane and it MUST STOP! The suffering of an animal should not be a form of entertainment. It teaches nothing valuable to our children. There is enough cruelty and violence in this world, using bullfighting and watching an animal suffer is a disgrace to humanity.
How is it still possible in the 21st century for such a barbaric kind of show. It is so mind disturbing that it becomes difficult to find the words to explain why this is so wrong! Animals are sentient beings, as we are, and have the same right to live in peace on this planet as we have. If we are not able to respect and understand this, than we do not deserve to be treated as evolved beings, but as psychotic murderers!
Do I really need to add an argument?, C'mon, It's an old custom that is not necessary in these times, It's plain 'n simply CRUEL:'(
Please do not allow this dreadful sport to continue, it is not fun. You have to put an end to it.
Please, and you see how torturous it is for the poor innocent creature, Please stop it.
This is a barbaric act. This should not be possible in what we call "society". Its hypocrisy, stupid, and incoherent. This is about people who enjoy watching because someone else is feeling pain. So stop this barbaric act and go on with your life there are other ways to have fun, and not to use animals. :)
This is so cruel and unnecessary! Pain and torture caused to an innocent living being is unacceptable. This is not entertainment! This is sick and disgusting and anyone involved should be ashamed! There is no reason to continue this sick and evil killing of innocent animals. Please stop this torture!
Bullfighting is cruel and ridiculous, it should not be a real practice in the 21st century. Bulls are animals too and they can feel pain, they should not be used as pointless objects in some bloody tradition that will be forgotten by most a decade or two from now, when all of this has craziness has been finally put to an end.
In this day and age there is no way this animal cruelty for fun should exist. It's revolting behavior
by humans and this teaches our children and society that animal cruelty is ok and it's not. I will never travel to anywhere where bullfights are held, celebrated and promoted. No way, and I will tell everyone I know also who travels there.
I don't want to live in a sick world. We must live together with the animals because WE ARE HUMAN! Who gives the Spanish people the right to abuse animals in such a terrible way? For me and thousands of other people is this a horror scenario, and what do you think of the animals? Spain is a sick, country! I hope that hundred thousands of people do not come to Spain this summer. We have to BOYCOT Spain!
Only ignorant and heartless people can see this as a cultural and traditional sport. What makes me so sad is that this happens mainly in Christian countries... or shall I say the anti-Christians? Cruelty and evil is certainly not something Christ has honored, so shame on countries that have no respect for life. Karma will get you sooner or later.
It is a sick sport where you hurt and kill innocent animals just for fun! This should be banned immediately! What kind of sick people who take pleasure in watching when animals suffer and die? Put an end to this terrible and show the world that you are a civilized country where such cruelty is not accepted.
Bullfighting should NEVER be allowed, never! It is not entertainment, it's sadistic murder of innocent animals. I can't believe that anyone would ever go to see this primitive torture show. Human beings should have advance past things like this by now. Please join in our fight to save these poor animals!
I am appalled that any human being is so cold and heartless to hurt, torture, or murder an innocent animal. It's a disgrace and must end now. Please help end the slaughter and murder. We, as humans, are here to take care of God's creatures....not murder them. END THE SLAUGHTER NOW
This is not entertainment, it is a disgusting violation of an animal's rights and cannot be justified by saying it is a countries culture. This is the 21st century and more people need to stand up and fight the few who think they can justify this horror by throwing money at it, and calling it a tourist attraction!
Just because humans have reveled in the barbaric treatment of other sentient beings, both human and non-human, does not mean that it should continue! Bullfighting is glorified animal cruelty - dressed up to look pretty (and marketed with a lot of EU money and propaganda!) It's time people evolved beyond opposable thumbs. All forms of animal cruelty should be illegal - not just those forms that aren't profitable!
No, obviously. Bullfighting is a bloody shame for any country. Cruelty to animals can not get appreciated by a civil and kind world. Blood is no sport. The so-called "men" who torture and brutally murder provoked bulls, those humans are nothing but cowards, actually. Hence no, no, no, no, no.
How could anyone think that bullfighting is ok? People cheering to abuse an innocent, beautiful animal. If a person believes in God, do you think God wants his animals abused like this? I would have to say NO! Does Saint Francis want animals treated like this? I would have to say NO!!! This is animal abuse at it's worst. The bull has no chance, they are sometimes drugged before the fight or have a lung punctured so they can't defend themselves like they should be able to. All creatures on this earth should be treated with respect. This is barbaric old time behavior that needs to stop. Back in the gladiator days we did this with people, it was wrong, it changed. There is no reason why this can't change. So you ask, "Should bullfighting be allowed?" NO!
The majority of people abhor this barbaric cruelty, so why does it still exist? Supporters say its traditional and part of their culture. But why? What does it mean. I think they want to maintain it for monetary reasons. They don't care for the suffering of the animal. It is completely unjustifiable. Its time it STOPPED!
It is said that banning bullfighting means taking away a long-time Spanish tradition. Many countries barbaric traditions were abolished for the good of the people long ago. If we were to live like our ancestors decades or centuries ago, we would still live in a world where slavery was fine, witches were burned at stakes, and Jews expelled from their homes. Women would have no right to vote, homosexuality would be a crime, and African-Americans would not be allowed to attend the same schools as white children or ride in the front of a bus.
If we are all human beings trying to give the same rights to mankind, then why not extend that fair and ethical treatment to the animals? They are already at the bottom of the hierarchy, so why treat them with respect?
Because it is a cruel and inhumane tradition. There is no glory in stabbing and torturing an animal in trying to prove your manhood. If you want to prove what type of person you are then you should live your life peacefully. Time for a more caring and compassionate world~
Bull fighting is not something that should be going on in this century, it is outdated, barbaric and cruel. Animal are abused and hurt, instead of having our respect. Horses that are in the ring get hurt and the bull always ends up being killed in the most sadistic way. It is not even a fair fight, as the bull is subject to cruel cuts to its tendons before it enters the ring. Bull fighting should be banned.
Animals cruelty... Just set them free and leave them alone! They are not for your entertainment! What if you are one of them being tortured to death... We must stop this now and it's the 21st century, we are not living in the dino world! It's time to wake up humans!
Torturing an animal is pure evil, not entertainment. I cannot image what pleasure watching such pain brings to spectators and Toreros. I hope something will be done as soon as possible to stop the cruelty and madness. These poor bulls need us to be their voice. So please, just stop bullfighting!
Bullfighting, dog fighting, bear baiting, dog racing, circuses and zoos are all forms of "entertainment" through which so-called "humans" gain financially by abusing animals! These types of activities must stop! I refuse to share the same space and oxygen with these kinds of abusers. Every day, people like this go unpunished and that is wrong!
Bullfights are sadistic acts of animal torture. These poor defenseless and innocent bulls are speared, stabbed and die slowly. Bullfighting is the most disgusting and indefensible type of animal abuse in any sport festivals. These sport festivals are demonic evil and we must all scream out, no to bullfights !
Bullfighting is cruel and anachronistic. Every life, human and not human, has a value but has no price, because it is not a thing! We are not the masters of the universe, and we have no rights upon other beings. Changing is possible and necessary: the respect for every life is the only way for world's and humanity's present and future.
The bull is admirable and so is the man who's able to avoid the beast in open field. But bad is he who takes pleasure from the suffering of any living form. Tradition comprises many things, it isn't always right and sometimes we must accept by reason that it's time to see things differently.
It's cruel, unreal, stupid entertainment which belongs to the past! We all know now that all animals suffer, have feelings.. We have internet, Facebook, nobody needs show like this anymore. Wish all of those idiots who make money or support this should be born in next life as arena bull!
To put an any animal in a ring for people's pleasure is shameful. These animals have feelings and just because it's a bull, surely it still feels the pain of that spear. There is so much cruelty to animals in this world and I would rather see these life time prisoners in a cage or a ring. Give them the punishment, not the animal that does nothing to anyone.
Quite simply, torturing animals is not entertainment. It is a cruel and unnecessary practice, I'm amused in this day and age people, still do this barbaric practice. Its sick as are those who do this. As are the few who enjoy sadism like this. I hope these cruel people suffer as they make the bulls suffer.
Cruelty should have nothing to do with culture. Witnessing the slow and violent torture and death of an innocent living creature should be off the cultural events. That's a shame for Spain and France. It needs to stop now and forever. Promoting this kind of violent activity legalizes and enhances violence in our societies.
I am afraid I disliked profoundly cruelty against animals, any kind in fact, but this so called art in my country makes me quite mad, I do not believe that the bull will disappear if the bullfighting stops, I guess we could find other ways to keep an animal, like many others. I know you might ask yourselves if I am a vegetarian, I am not, but this does not mean that I want to, not only torture an animal, but even enjoy watching them being tortured.
Thanks, but no thanks, it is a show that I declined to watch, on the grounds of cruelty towards animals.
It is viciously cruel and sadistic. Stop the suffering of these animals. This is not "entertainment": it is barbarism. Anyone who supports bullfighting, like those who support dog fighting, has lost his or her humanity. Most people have evolved, and cannot countenance this cruelty. Animals are not our slaves. Slavery of humans ended; it is time to free animals from this servitude.
If men want to fight, put them in a ring together...grown men who have a choice. Animals have no choice. It is very wrong, in every sense of the word, to do this to bulls. We do not need animals in the entertainment arena. Until the day comes when a bull speaks and asks to be put in the ring, this should never happen. It may be an old tradition, but it is clearly animal abuse in every sense of the word! Please stop this madness!
No animal should suffer that kind of treatment!!! Its only cruelty to the poor animal. And for what? Only for entertainment? That's sick. People who like seeing such entertainment are only sick people who do not have a heart. No creature should suffer this way. Just think about it! Thanks
It is cruel, unnecessary, violent, terrible, and it hurts those of us who loves animals. It is not art or cultural, but a shameful show. Any pain to any animal should be forbidden and persecuted. No intelligent or sensitive human being likes hurting or damaging innocent animals, only perverse people do.
Firstly it is a very inhumane sport that has gone on for far too long. What pleasure does anyone get out of this? Bulls are tortured to entertain sad people who think this is entertaining! Who in their right mind would find this enjoyable at all! It must be stopped you even have the bullfighters themselves quitting because even they have grown a conscience! Do the right thing and stop all bullfighting now!
We live in a technologically advanced age nowadays, and this pure barbaric, cruelty, which is exactly what it is, should be left back in the Stone Age. This is NOT entertainment in any way, on any level. It's ANIMAL CRUELTY and MURDER. Full stop. Killing an animal for someone's pleasure and entertainment is disgusting, and only the scum of the earth would be mindless and heartless enough to watch it, and even worse, get any sort of enjoyment from it.
You cannot seriously accept the fact that killing a living being in front of thousands of onlookers/audience/crowd - (bloodthirsty too) is a form of entertainment. I thought that humanity had progressed and turned away from our barbaric ways of thousands of years ago. Making an animal suffer, any animal, but especially one with the stature of a bull is to say the least, horribly cruel. PLEASE STOP THIS TERRIBLE TRADITION!
It shows what lengths humans can travel to develop something called culture and entertainment. The blood, the gore, the suffering being watched. The poor animal suffers for hours on end before and during the corridas. It shows the dark side of "humanity." Humans are the only animals who kill for pleasure and entertainment. Wolves kill rabbits to eat and to feed their families and so does every other species. The immorality in all of bullfighting is that most people do not watch their prey suffer before it is eaten and do not wear matador's clothing on the table for supper. Imagine sitting at the table dressed in pink tights after tormenting a cow for two days before making it run free and then continue with the torture of a bewildered animal that has been weakened for the final stockade between its shoulders.
Torture of any sentient being can never be justified.
Surely as a species we should progress and this is a sign of regression not progression.
How can anybody justify torturing any creature. How can you call yourself human. I define humanity by the fact we care for others and treat them with respect.
Times have changed, animal abuse everywhere has escalated out of control, most backed by the cities, states, government, as well as funded. Even animals for human consumption are being tortured in slaughterhouses without a thought to the brutal torture that is being done while they are alive. Some of these horrific tortures are for fun, some are due to cutting corners with the correct procedures because of cost or time. Please stand up for what is right. Sometimes for these changes to happen some cultures may need to change with the times, but I feel this is necessary for the humanity of mankind.
It is barbaric and cruel to the horses and the bulls. Please stop it. The rest of the world looks at bullfighting countries and is sickened by their continued insistence on murdering innocent animals for pleasure. Civilized countries have moved forward and evolved beyond this barbaric disrespect for fellow creatures of this planet.
It's a sick, cruel and inhuman entertainment! Stop it now! Stop bullfighting!
With what right do the people torture these poor animals to death? Maybe they should be treated that way themselves just to understand what the bull feels? No, just stop it and start to do something else that doesn't hurt someone!
Most definitely NO! I used to love my holidays to Spain but they were always spoiled by this vile event going on. I will never go back whilst the government and people support this sick and cruel treatment of these poor creatures - it is SO wrong! Animals should be treated with dignity, not made to suffer in such ways.
Even though it is tradition it is terrible to watch. There is severe animal torturing involved...who would want to watch that?
We are supposed to be a society that stands up for the rights of those who are unable to defend themselves. There have been serious consequences for those who participate in dog fighting and cockfighting, and bullfighting should not be any different. To permit bulls to be stabbed for sport sends a message that the unnecessary death of an animal is acceptable and, in that case, dog and cock fights should be acceptable, too. The life of any living being is valuable, and we should treat them as such.
Animals are not made to be butchered and killed for food or for entertainment. And when we associate cruel acts to culture, then we have to ask ourselves, what kind of barbaric society do we live in where nothing but blood and torture of others is our source of pleasure. That is not culture; no more than the acts of butchery in the coliseum were culture, during the Roman times.