The Boston Globe’ charge against bulls and praised the veto de Catalunya to the party

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“Please note this has been translated from Spanish”

The debate over bullfighting has come to Massachusetts (USA). The newspaper The Boston Globe has one devoted to publishing in which charges the “grotesque spectacle” , praised the veto imposed on the run in Catalonia and the Canary Islands and suggests that Spain should disappear this tradition.

The bullfighter Manuel Jesus ‘El Cid’, in Las Ventas, on May 22. JuanJo Martin | Reuters

In his editorial, ‘The Boston Globe’ considered, noting the drop in the number of runs and the decline of the Spanish fans for the bulls, that currently “there is no romance or honor” on the run.The paper notes that there is a “fight” but “torture an animal to enjoy the mass”. And remember that even a declared admirer of the bulls as the American writer Ernest Hemingway was “honest enough” to recognize that what fascinated him the party was “the spectacle of death”.


The journal welcomes Spanish that increasingly reject “as entertainment” and stresses that the parliaments of Catalonia and the Canary Islands banned bullfighting and that these are no longer issued on public television.

By contrast, notes that the  Spanish Government declare bulls weigh cultural interest . Given this possibility, the newspaper of Boston takes sides and nostalgic suggests that the bulls should “accept the reality”, which in the opinion of the newspaper is that “the bulls are inhumane and their time has passed.” “Spain’s contributions to Western culture have been many glorious, but the grotesque spectacle of torturing bulls to death for amusement is not one of them,” he concludes. “Well said, its way past time this horrific spectacle of killing for fun & family entertainment; be banned altogether!”

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Spain Moves To Give Bullfighting Special Cultural Status: Petitions to sign against Bullfighting

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“This is bad news my friends! Please sign petitions below & share widely, only our voices collectively joined, can help stop this heinous brutality; a bloody sport, disguised as tradition!”

Spanish MPs have voted to consider giving bullfighting special cultural status – a move that could overturn regional bans on the age-old tradition

The number of bullfights each year is falling in Spain

In a 180-40 vote, the parliament backed a petition signed by 590,000 people.

If the idea becomes law, it may roll back the ban in Spain’s regions of Catalonia and the Canary Islands.

It may also provide tax breaks for promoters of bullfighting (corrida). Opponents describe the tradition of killing animals as barbaric.

‘Barbaric’ tradition

  • Those taking part in the a bullfight are called toreros, while the person in charge of killing the bull is the matador de toros – killer of bulls
  • Fighters can be awarded the bull’s ears, tail or hooves as a trophy
  • Author Ernest Hemingway was an admirer of Spanish bullfighting and wrote about its rituals in 1932 in Death in the Afternoon
  • The tradition dates back at least 4,000 years and is thought to have been popularised by the Romans
  • It remains popular in southern France, Portugal and some South American countries

On Tuesday, the popular petition was easily backed in parliament, where the governing conservative Popular Party (PP) has a majority.

Under the proposal, bullfighting would be promoted by the authorities who would also push the UN to recognise it as part of Spain’s cultural heritage.

A parliamentary commission is now expected to fine-tune proposed legislation and the vote could take place later this year.

The parliamentary vote is an attempt by pro-bullfighting conservatives to keep this controversial tradition alive, the BBC’s Tom Burridge reports.

About 2,000 fights are still held every year in Spain, but the numbers are falling.

Bullfighting was banned last year in Catalonia, in the north-east, with supporters of the measure describing the blood-soaked pageants as barbaric.

The ban in Catalonia was also seen by many Spaniards as an attempt by Catalan nationalists to distinguish the region from the rest of Spain and its traditions.

Bullfighting was also banned in the Canary Islands in 1991.

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From the moment the bull enters the ring, he is destined to die. His death will be slow and painful, and the last moments of his life will be full of terror and confusion as he hears the sounds of a jeering crowd. For the bull, bullfighting is no “competition”. It is simply slaughter for human entertainment.

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“I think this picture show’s bullfighting at it’s best, when the bull actually gets a chance at the supposed fair fight!”

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Spain brings back live bull fighting to TV as country turns its back on traditional sport

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“WTF…I kept reading this thinking I had surely seen the wrong date…I can’t believe after all we have achieved that this sickening spectacle of public animal abuse…will once more be aired on TV.”

  • Attendances at bullrings have fallen during economic crisis
  • Six years since bullfights last shown on Spain‘s state TV

PUBLISHED: 16:13, 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 16:26, 24 August 2012

Critics have labelled the sport barbaric and cruel while supporters say it is a centuries-old symbol of Spanish culture.

Tradition: Bull fighting has been a traditional sport in Spain for hundreds of years

Bull fighting has long divided opinion in Spain and across the world, but the traditional sport is nevertheless set for a boost after it was announced it is to be shown live on Spanish state TV for the first time in six years.

Broadcaster RTVE said live transmissions would resume with the screening of a bullfight on September 5 in the northern city of Valladolid.

Spanish bull fighting has suffered in recent years as a result of falling popularity and the economic crisis.

There are now fewer bullfights held across the country, while attendances have also dropped.

The policy change comes under the new conservative Popular Party government, which opposes all attempts to curtail bull fighting in Spain.

Under the previous Socialist government RTVE had stopped showing live evening bullfights for economic reasons and because they coincided with children’s viewing times.

Animal rights activists want the sport to be banned nationwide, although traditionalists have mounted stubborn resistance to protect it.

In 2011, the north eastern region of Catalonia became the second in Spain to ban bull fighting, joining the Canary Islands, which stopped the practice in 1991

Spain’s economy remains in a fragile condition, with around one in four out of work.

The country’s huge public debt has led to fears that it will eventually be forced to leave the eurozone.

Some experts believe that rescuing Spain – the fourth biggest economy in the eurozone area and fifth largest in Europe – could prove to be too expensive.

But despite the country’s economic woes, bull fighting could be about to enjoy a resurgence in popularity when it is shown live on TV once again.

The sport was originally the preserve of the aristocracy, who would fight the bulls on horseback.

However, in the 18th century the upper echelons of society were banned from participating since it was seen to set a bad example to the public.

The lower ranks in society took over the sport, fighting on foot rather than on horseback, since they could not afford a steed.

The matadors remain respected figures by many in Spain for their bravery and skill.

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