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Dear Spain: If killing a terrified animal is part of your culture, try bullfighting with a kitten

Fleet Street Fox: ‘If an alien ever lands on Earth or Jesus really does return, they’ll ask why we have strict animal cruelty laws that several nations across Europe and Latin America specifically exempt fighting bulls from on the basis it would ruin the fun. They’d ask whether fighting a dying, blinded, miserable creature makes anyone that brave and what evolution we’d actually managed in the past 2,000 years…

Bullfighting is a hangover from ancient human history, like aqueducts and misogyny. Pagan bull worship led to the animals being used to improve or promote masculinity, by way of hocus-pocus quackery and ownership. Humans killing animals as show was popular in Rome and it’s thought that when gladiators were briefly banned, the Emperor Claudius introduced bullfighting to Spain as a substitute…

Bullfighting is neither clean nor cultural. It’s not clever or holy or civilised… A culture that prided itself on being clever would constantly improve and renew itself, without losing the traditions that give it an individual identity. Bullfighting shows those who practice and follow it identify as ignorant, violent, cruel and just plain vile. If they were still crucifying people as well we’d call them exactly what they are – barbarians’. SOURCE…

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