Hazuki Feurer
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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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Technology could preserve such cultural relics

We have now entered an era of unprecedented change in which many cultural norms are being questioned and societies are slowing becoming distinctly different due to the rapid progress of technological change. This change threatens some cultural relics, possibly leaving them to become merely memory in the progress of cultural change. For example blood-sports are being increasingly viewed as cruel with every passing generation, however with any cultural loss comes a loss in sense of self, community or identity, so it is arguably just as important to protect even what was once thought of as cruel cultural practices. Cultural relics could serve as a sign of this onward march of development allowing cultures to look back at the moral progress they have made.

Technological development could actually be the impetus to change these aging practices, as technologies such as virtual reality and robots are becoming ever more sophisticated. Technology is already seeing extensive use in ending animal testing, while some sports are likewise considering replacing umpires with technology. In this way bullfighting could be sealed in a virtual reality time capsule for future generations to enjoy and appreciate, while the pain caused to animals could come to an end as the sport transitions to a humane virtual experience. The push for social change and a more humane treatment of animals is inevitable, so now is the best time to stop these practices, not by banning them outright but by transitioning into a pain free world of technology.

Technology Aims to Replace Animal Testing: cbsnews.com/news/technology-aims-to-replace-animal-testing Should technology replace umpires?: economictimes.indiatimes.com/should-technology-replace-umpires/articleshow/2690843.cms

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Daniel Halliday
Apr 12
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All forms of Animal exploitation should be banned

Banning all forms of bullfighting in the world does not go far enough, as this will only protect one species in a few countries. Legislators should in fact go further and ban all forms of animal exploitation; they are all forms of animal abuse and are equally as negative. Animals are not merely suffering in bullfights and other animals sports, but beaten, whipped, injured, restrained, stressed and sometimes made to kill each other in addition to all other forms of cruelty. Sports such as horse racing, dog racing, animal fighting, hunting, fishing and even training and breeding all cause distress and harm to animals and should be banned.

However animals in sports is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to animals cruelty, and other forms of animal exploitation need to be addressed also, as exotic animal circuses, the leather, wool and clothing industries, and animal testing all cause an unthinkable amount of damage to the animals involved and often constitute torture of the animals in question. But the worst and largest animal abuse infrastructure exists in industrial animal farming, as it takes this suffering and spreads it animals on an industrial scale, where beak trimming, force feeding, branding, mutilating, restraining, castrating, removing body parts and ultimately slaughter are the norm. It is time to change culture globally to be more understanding, this is already underway for many issues, we wouldn’t have human rights, democracy, or gay marriage if it weren’t for people choosing to be bold and change the status quo. The same should be applied to animal welfare.

Why Animal Testing Should Be Banned Worldwide: onlybuyvegan.com/why-animal-testing-should-be-banned Animals Used for Clothing: peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing Why Animal Abuse Needs To Stop: theodysseyonline.com/animal-abuse-stop

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Daniel Halliday
Apr 7
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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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Daniel Halliday
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When considering the protection of culture, bullfighting is deep rooted in many country's 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 demonstrates how crucial such practices can be. There are various kinds of bullfighting in the world and each has cultural value and needs to be carried over to the next generation.

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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Daniel Halliday
Apr 7
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When people hear “bullfighting”, they might just imagine the last part of the bullfighting ceremony, 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 than a true sport. Some protest movements which are against bullfighting have arisen in Spain. In fact, one area in Spain, Catalonia, bullfighting has already been banned. This shows that bullfighting is animal abuse and should not be allowed. Also, people sometimes die or get seriously injured during bullfighting also, 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
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