Ban Bullfighting

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Bullfighting is a traditional Latin American spectacle in which bulls bred to fight are tortured by armed men on horseback, then killed by a matador. Starved, beaten, isolated, and drugged before the "fight", the bull is so debilitated that he cannot defend himself. Each year around 250,000 bulls are killed. Veterinarians, zoologists, and ex-matadors agree that bulls are submitted to unnecessary stress and suffering both in and out of the ring. The ending of bullfights is almost always the same: the matador plunges his or her sword between the bull's shoulders, aiming for the animal's heart to kill it. This rarely happens, so when it misses the heart the matador stabs the animal in the spine instead, paralysing it. The tail and ears are cut off and given to the matador as a prize.

If the bull wins a bullfight, it will be pardoned. Normally, pardoned bulls are used for breeding since it is considered that they will breed noble bulls. Another "winning" situation for the bull is to kill or injure the matador to the point of being able to continue. 


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