Bullfighting Gets Axed From Spanish Airwaves
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.