By Lori Geiger
It seems hard to believe that in this so-called civilized age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of barbaric blood-shed continues. Bullfighting should have been banned along with the Spanish Inquisition.
Children should never be exposed to this, as many may be scarred for life after witnessing this type of cruelty. Desensitization makes other types of cruelty acceptable as well, whether it is done to a dog, cat, horse etc.
What type of person would take pleasure in watching an animal suffer a SLOW painful death? Who can enjoy seeing an innocent animal that has never done them any harm — being stabbed to death. How can anyone with an ounce of compassion, cheer and chant olé as a banderilla or lance is thrust into the poor defenseless animal body?
Many Spanish cities have already banned this practice. The torturing of any animal for amusement should not be condoned. Yes it is a million dollar industry….. But the only winners are those who gain financial profits.
Did you know?
Common practices include alleged practices of putting Vaseline into the bull’s eyes so that he can not see clearly, drugging of the more aggressive bulls as well as cutting certain muscles/ tendons, to also weaken the bull. After witnessing the horror of this slaughter, only the most hardened and callous would consider a second visit to the bullring, seeing what the bull has to endure during his last hour of life in the ring. Not to mention the other side of the bullfight, not commonly known to the vast majority of people, the pre-bullfight treatment.
“War is the final destination of hate – The torture of an animal for pleasure or glory is the ultimate act of cruelty.” —L. Geiger
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