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Tell Spain: Bullfighting is Not Artistic- It Is a Barbaric Bloodsport!

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How has bullfighting been defined by Spain's Ministry of Culture? As "artistic" entertainment!

How disgusting is society when they describe stabbing and jabbing at a living, breathing being, as "art?"

Every year 250,000 bulls die slow and torturous deaths as a result of the bullfighting industry. While many of us imagine the matador piercing the heart of the bull with one quick movement, in reality the bull is repeatedly stabbed, skewered and slowly weakened as it bleeds to death.

Bullfighting only survives because it is subsidised by the Spanish taxpayer. Attendances are falling, its appeal has faded among younger Spaniards.

The Catalan regional government voted to ban bullfighting in the northeastern region last July, by 68 votes to 55, with nine abstentions, on the grounds it is cruel and outdated. The vote was held after campaign group Prou! (Enough! in Catalan) collected 180,000 signatures in favour of a ban.

A poll last year for the newspaper El Pais found 60% of Spaniards did NOT enjoy bullfighting.

Children can view violence exerted over animals with anxiety and we must therefore avoid it by all means.

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