Regrann from @belinda_vegan
- If your idea of fun is torturing animals for entertainment, you need to rethink your #morals
This isn't a test of nerve and resolve. It's a pathetic display of human idiocy and cruelty. And it's the tourists who keep this so-called tradition alive – most people in #Spain
don't even support bullfighting anymore. While there may be guts (from the runners who are gored), there certainly isn't any glory in trying to stay a few steps ahead of frightened, confused bulls. In the lead-up to the event, the animals are held in #dark
enclosures before being forced out – usually with an electric shock prod – into the jeering, drunken crowd.
As they are momentarily blinded by the #sunlight
and struggle to take in their surroundings, men hit them with sticks and rolled-up newspapers. The panicked animals take off #running
down the city's slippery cobblestone streets, often losing their footing and slamming into walls – or spectators – in their desperate attempt to flee the chaos.
This isn't a test of nerve and resolve. It's a pathetic display of human idiocy and cruelty.
Bulls gore spectators and matadors after breaking free during bullfight.
At the end of the day, each bull is herded into the city's bullring to fight to the death – except that it'll never be a fair contest. From the moment he enters the ring, he has no chance of #winning
. As many as eight men spear and stab the exhausted animal to weaken him further.
At this point, he sometimes drowns in his own blood, but if not, the matador finally attempts to kill him with a sword. If the matador's bravado ends in failure, an executioner enters the ring to sever the bull's spine with a dagger. This, too, can be botched, leaving him paralysed but still alive as his wounded, bleeding body is dragged out of the arena.
Then another bull enters, and the horrific process starts all over again. It's truly more twisted than anything I could have imagined.
should never be considered entertainment! In our ability to suffer we are the same.
Respect the rights of all the animals that share this planet with us not for us!