Guest Blog: Help to stop Bull Fighting

Below is a guest blog by Luis Leonel an animal rights activist – warning some people may find the videos disturbing.

Bullfighting (corrida de toros in Spanish), also known as tauromachia or tauromachy is a traditional spectacle of some European countries (Spain, Portugal, southern France) and some Hispanic American countries (Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru), in which one or more bulls are tortured and finally slaughtered in a bullring.

Supporters consider bullfighting a traditional art form on par with dancing, painting, sculpting and music, perhaps, in the same way as the gladiator confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals, in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, may have been defended with a similar argument.

The politician and physician Carmen Moriyón Entrialgo is the Mayor of Gijón, the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain, and one of those bullfighting supporters.

http://www.carmenmoriyon.es/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carmenmoriyon?fref=ts

Twitter: @carmenmoriyon

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Get Involved

Help us get bullfighting relegated to the history books.

PETA video: Bull fighting in 60 seconds

The European Union is spending approximately £30 million per year to support Spanish bullfights. Please send a message to European Commissioner Dacian Cioloş today and ask him to end the EU’s shameful financial support of bullfighting:
http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=29408

Ban Bull Fighting in European countries now:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ban_Bull_Fighting_in_European_countries_now/

Bullfighting: How You Can Help:
http://www.hsi.org/issues/bullfighting/tips/bullfighting_how_help.html

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3 thoughts on “Guest Blog: Help to stop Bull Fighting

  1. Pingback: Pamplona and the Sentience of Bulls | Citizen du Monde

    • I thank you for your comment. I don’t agree with using animals for any sport, Rodeos, horse racing, dog racing all involve cruelty to animals on some level.

      We do not have the right to use animals for sport, animals have their own lives or at least should have. I cannot envision any rules that would not result in harm to the animal.

      I looked at a couple of your videos and while it appears not to be the bloody horror of a Spanish bull fight you cannot tell me the animal is never injured and retires to live out the rest of his life when his fighting days are over.

      In fact the reality of Rodeo bull fighting is quite the opposite

      Maybe you don’t do the following but this is what often happens in rodeos which are really little more than circuses, “it’s the animals who pay the price, from being electrically prodded to make horses and bulls appear wild to the countless injuries animals suffer from contestants who only care about beating the clock and winning cash before moving on to the next rodeo in the next city.”
      http://www.sharkonline.org/index.php/animal-cruelty/rodeo-cruelty

      Here is an example of a bull breaking his neck, and dying in the arena:
      http://www.sharkonline.org/index.php/animal-cruelty/rodeo-cruelty/8-animal-cruelty/rodeo-cruelty/529-an-eyewitness-to-a-rodeo-bull-s-death-speaks-out

      There are also issues of transportation between venues often in over crowded trucks for long periods of time without properly being fed or watered, confinement between shows and simply lack of freedom to live as nature intended.

      Please note

      California has banned bullfighting; a violation is a misdemeanor offense
      http://aldf.org/resources/when-you-witness-animal-cruelty/rodeo-facts-the-case-against-rodeos/

      It is a dangerous sport for both man and bull but the big difference is the bulls have no choice.

      Surely animals have a right to their lives free from the negative interference of human beings.

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