Whether you think it’s iconic or moronic, there’s no doubt that ‘la tauromaquia’ is controversial.
And following its removal from France’s ‘intangible cultural heritage’, we wonder if Spain would ever follow suit.
While the Olive Press neither supports nor condemns bullfighting, the arguments the sport provokes are nothing short of spirited.
How refreshing in a world of increasing apathy, this subject creates passionate debate.
The glory days of bullfighting may well be numbered with activism on the rise and the Canary Islands and Catalunya banning it.
But for now the practice will continue to divide opinion and be seen as an art form for some and a torture device for others.