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Monday, 19 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey: Week 1, Day 2, Activity 2

Activity 2: One of the most popular activities in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is called ‘Bullfighting.’ It has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. In bullfighting people called ‘toreros and ‘matadors’ fight with a live bull. The toreros do most of the fighting and, ultimately, capture the bull and tie it up. Once it has been caught, the matador joins the fight and kills the bull. Although most toreros and matadors are men, there are some women who also compete in the sport.
Not everyone supports bullfighting in Spain. In fact, about 30% of the population want it to be banned (stopped) completely. What do you think? On your blog tell us whether or not you think that bullfighting should be banned in Spain. Please provide, at least, two reasons to support your decision.
My Opinion: I definitely think that it should be banned! Bullfighting shouldn’t even be considered a sport at all.
  1. First of all it is basically encouraging more violence against animals. They are killing a bull, I have read that bulls are not usually aggressive animals. But 2 days before the “fight” they are horrendously abused, and that’s why they are so aggressive. I have also read that it is not just bulls who suffer, horses suffer this terrible act to.
  2. Second of all this “sport” just basically encourages violence itself! How can people actually pay money to watch an innocent creature basically be murdered. I believe that everything has a spirit, even animals. These people are killing some of God’s creations and it isn’t fair.
  3. Third of all it is endangering the lives of people. People can actually be killed. What if the men or women who fight have a family? Or have friends who dearly love them? Or they have a mother or father who really need them? This is something to really think about.
I can’t believe that the Spanish Government hasn’t put a stop to it yet! There has to be something done, because it is stupid, horrendous, barbaric and unfair against the bulls. But it is also just encourages violence!Image result for bullfighting bannedDragged away

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alecia,

    What a well written and articulate blog post. I completely agree with you. It is a very violent sport that leads to the savage slaughter of innocent animals. It really isn't right, is it? I believe that the Spanish government has called for a reduction in the frequency of bullfights and there have been regional bans put in place that stop bullfighting from occurring in specific areas. I do wonder how long it will take for it to be permanently banned...

    Best,
    Rachel

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