Hazuki Feurer
Jan 14 · Last update 1 mo. ago.

Should bullfighting be banned worldwide?

There are several kinds of bullfighting in the world. For example, one instance in Japan involves making two bulls fight each other, and in Okinawa, Japan, it is registered as an important Intangible Cultural Property. Similar bullfighting found in Korea is held as a basis for legal gambling. In England, there was a form of bullfighting in which dogs and bulls fought together. It was held between the 12th to mid-19th century but was banned because it was seen as inhumane. One of the most famous bullfighting traditions in the world is Spanish-style bullfighting. In this famous form a bullfighter and a bull face each other while the bullfighter stabs the neck or shoulder of the bull which induces blood loss and kills it at the end of the fight. It is said that Spanish bullfighting has its origins beginning in 711 A.D., held in honor of the coronation of King Alfonso VIII who ruled from 1158 to 1214. Even with its long history, some people disagree with bullfighting because of inhumane treatments to animals and its failure to protect animal rights.
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Bullfighting should be banned worldwide.

The voice against bullfighting has grown because of its inhumane practices, especially in regard to Spanish-style bullfighting. There are many who hold the opinion that bullfighting should not be allowed at all. In one form of spanish-style bullfighting, the bulls get injured and killed over a long and slow performance. First, a person who rides on a horse, called a picador, stabs a spear into a bull’s neck. Second, another person, called a matador, penetrates the bull with six decorated darts, which are called banderilla, into the neck or back of the bull. Finally, a matador comes with red cloth and sword to play with the weakened bull, and then stabs its spinal cord and kills it. When people hear “bullfighting”, they might just imagine about the last part of the bullfighting when a matador kills a bull. But actually, there are more processes before they kill a bull, which are more in line with torturing the animal. Some protest movements which are against bullfighting have arisen in Spain. In fact, one area in Spain, Catalonia, bullfighting has been banned. This shows that bullfighting is animal abuse and should not be allowed. Also, people actually die or get seriously injured during bullfighting which is one of the additional reasons for the protests. However the main reason bullfighting should be banned is that it is animal abuse and hurting innocent animals is not justifiable. As long as it hurts bulls, bullfighting should be banned no matter where it is held. In Catalonia, bullfights are out, human towers are in: pri.org/stories/2018-07-24/catalonia-bullfights-are-out-human-towers-are

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The voice against bullfighting has grown because of its inhumane practices, especially in regard to Spanish-style bullfighting. There are many who hold the opinion that bullfighting should not be allowed at all. In one form of spanish-style bullfighting, the bulls get injured and killed over a long and slow performance. First, a person who rides on a horse, called a picador, stabs a spear into a bull’s neck. Second, another person, called a matador, penetrates the bull with six decorated darts, which are called banderilla, into the neck or back of the bull. Finally, a matador comes with red cloth and sword to play with the weakened bull, and then stabs its spinal cord and kills it. When people hear “bullfighting”, they might just imagine about the last part of the bullfighting when a matador kills a bull. But actually, there are more processes before they kill a bull, which are more in line with torturing the animal. Some protest movements which are against bullfighting have arisen in Spain. In fact, one area in Spain, Catalonia, bullfighting has been banned. This shows that bullfighting is animal abuse and should not be allowed. Also, people actually die or get seriously injured during bullfighting which is one of the additional reasons for the protests. However the main reason bullfighting should be banned is that it is animal abuse and hurting innocent animals is not justifiable. As long as it hurts bulls, bullfighting should be banned no matter where it is held. In Catalonia, bullfights are out, human towers are in: https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-07-24/catalonia-bullfights-are-out-human-towers-are

Bullfighting should be preserved to protect culture.

On the side of protecting culture, bullfighting is rooted deep in many countries history. Protecting culture is important for all of us, and the fact that a style of bullfighting in Okinawa, Japan, is registered as an important Intangible Cultural Property. There are various kinds of bullfighting in the world and each has cultural value and needs to be carried over to the next generation. Spanish-style bullfighting has cultural value in the same way as all the others. One theory states that bullfighting started in 711 A.D., it was originally held by nobles but has changed to be seen as a pastime for everyone, including tourists. If we completely ban bullfighting in the world, people cannot actually see it and understand its culture, which would cause this culture to die out. However, to protect innocent animals, bulls in this case, we might need to find another way to keep bullfighting culture alive. For example, bullfighting in Niigata, Japan, sees two bulls fight each other but organizers stop them before they suffer any life-threatening injuries, always resulting in a draw. Keeping culture alive is important and bullfighting should not be completely banned worldwide, however we need to find a way to protect animals at the same time and practices may need to change. The origin of bullfighting: madrid-traveller.com/bull-fighting-in-spain Enjoy Niigata Bullfighting: enjoyniigata.com/en/detail/page/detail/4938

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