Bullfighting Gets Axed From Spanish Airwaves
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Bullfighting Gets Axed From Spanish Airwaves

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 The following post originally appeared in The PETA Files: 

Spain’s national television network, RTVE, has announced that it is refusing to air bullfights, noting that it is inappropriate for children (and, we might add, anybody else) to see violence towards animals. Increasing opposition to bullfighting (72 per cent of Spaniards are against it, Catalonia has banned it and Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa recently called it a “spectacle of violence”) might also have something to do with the move. 

In the face of so much opposition, why does bullfighting still exist? In a word: tourists. If you travel to Spain, Portugal or Central or South America, never patronise a bullfight, and if your travel agent includes tickets to bullfights in your tour package, ask him or her for a different itinerary.

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  1. avatar KT says:

    I’m much more likely to go and see the Running of the Nudes instead of anything to do with cruelty to bulls!

  2. avatar Ian Hoggan (52 1/2) says:

    I’m so glad that so many 21st century Spaniards are against this cruel and utterly barberous, so called, SPORT! I like seeing the people involved getting gored and severely injured. Serves them right. I think they should go in there with a tiny pen knife, LOL! My wife and I look at each other sometimes and say get me off of this awful Planet! There’s no such thing as GOD if he actively lets this happen one of his beautiful animals.

  3. avatar AS says:

    I’ve just watched the Chanel 4 show ‘Coach Trip’ which takes a dozen British tourists around Europe. They were taken to a bull ring where the bullfighter explained his ‘sport’ etc etc (no live bulls involved thankfully).

    What amazed and saddened me is that not one of the tourists objected to being taken to chat to a bullfighter and see him in training – they all seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves – one even asked “how many bulls have you killed?” (“tortured” I screamed at the TV!). God help us.

    Thank God a lot of Spanish are wanting this sport banned. If it was left to brain dead tourists it would continue indefinately.

  4. avatar MARIA SONIA ESTRADA-SOLERO says:

    NACI EN CANTABRIA (NORTE DE ESPAÑA ). SOY ESPAÑOLA DE PURA CEPA . PERO ESTOY AVERGONZADA POR COMO SE TRATA A LOS TOROS EN ESPAÑA .LA MAYORIA DE LOS ESPAÑOLES ESTAMOS EN CONTRA DE ESTE SALVAJE Y SANGRIENTO ESPECTACULO , PERO EL MUNDO DEL TORO ES MUY PODEROSO . LO QUE MAS ME AGOBIA ES QUE EL ESTADO ESPAÑOL DESVIA PARTE DE NUESTROS IMPUESTOS PARA SUBVENCIONAR ESTE REPUGNANTE ESPECTACULO .

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