Below is a guest blog by Luis Lionel an animal rights activist – warning some people may find the videos disturbing.
Bullfighting (corrida de toros in Spanish), also known as tauromachia or tauromachy is a traditional spectacle of some European countries (Spain, Portugal, southern France) and some Hispanic American countries (Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru), in which one or more bulls are tortured and finally slaughtered in a bullring.
Supporters consider bullfighting a traditional art form on par with dancing, painting, sculpting and music, perhaps, in the same way as the gladiator confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals, in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, may have been defended with a similar argument.
The politician and physician Carmen Moriyón Entrialgo is the Mayor of Gijón, the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain, and one of those bullfighting supporters.
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