Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.
The video in this page shows Spanish teenagers, students from a Madrid bullfighting school, digging with passion and wickedness the “descabello”, the “estoque” and the “puntilla” into terrified calves.
Warning some people may find this video upsetting
Magnificent spectacle of cowardice and cruelty that the MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF SPAIN rewarded with the BULLFIGHTING NATIONAL PRIZE, worth EUR 30,000.
Bullfighting were declared officially CULTURAL HERITAGE OF SPAIN with the only votes of the corrupt conservative and Christian democratic PARTIDO POPULAR (PEOPLE’S PARTY) in the Senate on 2013. Consequently, bullfighting is regulated, protected and promoted in all Spain except CATALONIA. In Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain, where a majority of its citizens voted to become independent from Spain and found a new republic on past September, bullfighting has been banned since July 2010.
The Partido Popular has even proposed that UNESCO recognizes bullfighting as INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE HUMANITY. Current president of Spain, MARIANO RAJOY; the former regional president of Madrid, ESPERANZA AGUIRRE, a strong supporter of bullfighting schools; and mediocre Nobel Prize in Literature winner, MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, support that proposal.
BULLFIGHTING IS INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE
BULLFIGHTING IS DECLARED CULTURAL HERITAGE OF SPAIN (ARTICLE IN SPANISH)
MARIANO RAJOY, PRIME MINISTER OF SPAIN, ON FACEBOOK
ESPERANZA AGUIRRE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF MADRID, ON FACEBOOK