Spanish animal rights activists organise mass demonstrations against bull fighting

Thousands of activists are expected to attend a nationwide rally in Madrid

LAST UPDATED: 21 Apr, 2017 @ 16:55
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bullfightingMASS anti-bullfighting demonstrations have been called in Spain as the 2017 corrida calendar gets into full swing.

Animal rights activists took to Sevilla’s streets last weekend (April 23), while thousands representing some 50 protest groups are expected to attend a nationwide rally in Madrid on May 13.

The rallies were called to coincide with the beginning of the main bullfighting season in Spain, which will last from now until September.

Sevilla’s rally came after a week long pro-animal celebration organised by animal rights political party PACMA.

Madrid’s march and demonstration has been called by the Tauromaquia Es Violencia group on the same day as Madrid’s Feria de San Isidro, in which 27 bull fights have been planned.

According to the group, 20,000 cattle were killed for sport in Spain last year.

 

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  1. How many people, physically, go to bullfights? How many people, physically, like to stand outside and play the fool? Maybe a thousand to one? Where’s the balance, Olive Press, because this looks like proselytising.

  2. Presenting moral and ethical arguments in an attempt to change benighted attitudes and behavior is indeed to proselytize. All moral and ethical progress proceeds this way.

  3. Anyone with an ounce of respect for animals does not need to be persuaded that this act is barbaric, cruel and an excuse in the name of tradition. So the comment of animals have no rights leaves no doubt what type of person has been allowed to print that comment here. Nuff said!!!

  4. According with your comment I understand that you do not know what is a right nor what is an obligation. And is probably that you do not understand what is an human been.

    I am against the mistreating of animals,but i think that is is neccesary, to claim that to not mistreat the animals is exclusively an obligation of the men. Or do you will punish a cat for to amuse killing cruelly to a mouse? .

    The use of the proper words is impescindible for to enable teh correct thinking and for made difficult that individuals can be manipulated. Is for this reason that so many politicals and journalists manipule the meaning of the words for deceiving the masses, and is probably that you´ll be a victim of this techique of ideologic control.

  5. Anselmo you stateed,
    “I am against the mistreating of animals,but i think that is is neccesary, (necessary) to claim that to not mistreat the animals is exclusively an obligation of the men. Or do you will punish a cat for to amuse killing cruelly to a mouse? .”
    Humans, or some, know the difference between the meaning of cruelty and what is right or wrong and to compare a human to an animal shows your input is misleading. Don’t know why you even mentioned the first seven words.

  6. Anselmo you stated,
    “I am against the mistreating of animals,but i think that is is neccesary, (necessary) to claim that to not mistreat the animals is exclusively an obligation of the men. Or do you will punish a cat for to amuse killing cruelly to a mouse? .”
    Humans, or some, know the difference between the meaning of cruelty and what is right or wrong and to compare a human to an animal shows your input is misleading. Don’t know why you even mentioned the first seven words.

    • Excuse me if the meaning of my words is confuse, I only try to explain that is mistaken to speak about rights of animals. The correct is to speak about obligations of the humans in their relations with the animals.

  7. Are you certain that you do your names-sake justice? Or would St Anselmo send you to reflect on your concept of humanity and respect for His creatures?

  8. Anselmo, we are obligated to have respect for animals. The cat takes the mouse for food, the native takes the caribou to feed the family. But bullfighters and aficionados attack the bull for pleasure.

  9. Anyone who knows anything about this place knows what bullfighting is a symbol of, what kept it in place post-1960, and why people defend it. To pretend otherwise is stupid. To compare an organized sport to the instincts of cats and mice is painfully, blatantly stupid.

  10. Bullfighting is not a sport, Why, it’s a spectacle. A cultural act. Don’t like, don’t go. ‘Stupid’, my Dear Why, is not knowing what you are writing about. As for the 1960 stuff, you are going to have to be a little clearer. Bullfighting is popular (which is why they put the shows on – to make money, you know). The Olive Press and the Brits evidently don’t like it. Fine. Spain is unlikely to change its ways thanks to your opinions. Lastly, the bulls don’t care. Do you know why, Why? It’s because they are bulls.

    • Bullfighting is, indeed, a ’spectacle’ in the manner of Roman gladiator games. The separation between good and harmful or useless ‘culture’ and harmful parasitic entities is often subtle. As for ‘popular’ being a reason for its existence?
      Gladiator games, Russian roulette, heroin, prostitution, hangings and beheadings are ‘spectacles’, too, at least for those into that perversion. probably makes money, too. That’s how corporatism works to pay off cronies.
      And if the bulls don’t care, why do they try to escape or attack the torturers?
      Seems as if ittle latin s don’t much beyond money and arrogance.
      The only ‘bull’ around here is from you.

    • Bullfighting is classified as both a sport and an art by the UN since the early 60’s. It was brought back and kept alive by Franco. It is literally the symbol of the dictatorship. All it is now is impotent dudes with a thirst for blood and Hick tourists. You don’t even know your own country’s history, typical from a bullfighting fan.

  11. chas, it’s pointless trying to explain to Anselmo, he has the mentality of a Spaniard that see no cruelty to animals if they are used for sport. I suppose he also thinks the same regarding big game hunting which his King was involved in or throwing a live goat from the top of a building as it’s part of a festival. Anselmo, don’t get mixed up with food necessity whether it be for animals or humans, which is completely different to animal blood sport.

  12. Yes, it is a ‘spectacle’ not unlike the Roman gladiator games organized to drain the energy off the ruffians and ignorant effete pretending to have ‘culture.’ Remember that most ‘culture’ grows under rocks and in Petri dishes. Or is a mould on the pretentious class wannabes.
    As for ‘popular’ justifying adrenalin fixes for the benighted masses? Roman gladiator arena ‘spectacles’, Russian roulette, heroin and prostitution are all popular, too. Lets not forget that for ISIS, beheading, is a worthwhile spectacle. But that doesn’t mean all ‘spectacles’ are acceptable. As for money making? There have been arguments about ending bull fight subsidies. Certainly, the licensed organizers make money: that’s the way corporatism in Spain and elsewhere works. Ancient form of corruption to pay off political cronies.
    As for ‘evidently not liking it’, educated and civilized Spanish don’t, or there would not be large demonstrations.
    And if the bulls don’t care, why do they react by attacking the torturer.
    Looks as if your little latin school didn’t teach you much beyond money and arrogance.
    The only ‘bull’ around here is from you.

  13. The usual load of bull from lenox. Of course it makes money – for those in the position of receiving tax-payer subsidies, without which, it may well decline.

  14. Thankfully its on the decline and will be abolished.

    Good on the Spanish protestors who recognise this is far from a good advert for Spain.

    • I agree with you, but we must be aware about ideoloogies that can justify that animals are equivalent to humans, as I have argued- a bit clumsily,yes- in my previous commentaries.

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