Bullfighting and Spain ?

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Hi ?,
We are in Spain ??. I’m an animal rights person and can get upset about animal cruelty. I’m concerned about encountering bullfighting and other cruelty whilst over here. We’re in Xabia, Alicante. Do you think ? we will encounter bullfighting?
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hi Rory

I have spent a lot of time in and I deliberately did not go to a bullfights or expose myself to that culture. It is simple to avoid.

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I will never understand this 'sport'(barbaric murder) despite the number of times, I've heard why the Spaniards and the French think it's part of their culture.
I also loathe the day they let loose bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The animals are scared stiff and run for their lives. Every year there are stories of people getting stampeded and killed. How stupid can you get ?

 

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Several years ago, I visited Spain on business. At one restaurant, they actually were showing a bullfight on TV - like a regular sports broadcast. I was with a group of Spanish engineers, and they were discussing their opinions about bullfighting. Generally, they didn't like it. I didn't "advertise" my veganism during my visit, so I'm guessing that their opinions were not influenced by my presence.
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Several years ago, I visited Spain on business. At one restaurant, they actually were showing a bullfight on TV - like a regular sports broadcast. I was with a group of Spanish engineers, and they were discussing their opinions about bullfighting. Generally, they didn't like it. I didn't "advertise" my veganism during my visit, so I'm guessing that their opinions were not influenced by my presence.
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That's good to know. I wonder whether it is the older generation that is stuck with the fact that bullfighting is part of their culture ? I just cannot comprehend how someone can actually find it enthralling to watch a poor bull be butchered and let to die in agony.
 
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That's good to know. I wonder whether it is the older generation that is stuck with the fact that bullfighting is part of their culture ? I just cannot comprehend how someone can actually find it enthralling to watch a poor bull be butchered and let to die in agony.
I visited Spain when I was in high school, and I had no interest in attending a bullfighting event, which was on our agenda. I was with a school group, and fortunately, I was not forced to attend after registering my opposition to it. Our chaperones split their duty, so I hung out with the chaperone and two other students who didn't want to go at the Puerta del Sol.
 
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I visited Spain when I was in high school, and I had no interest in attending a bullfighting event, which was on our agenda. I was with a school group, and fortunately, I was not forced to attend after registering my opposition to it. Our chaperones split their duty, so I hung out with the chaperone and two other students who didn't want to go at the Puerta del Sol.

Good for you. Showing this kind of barbarious killing to vulnerable youngsters is appalling.
 
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