> In case you didn't see my response .... YES!!!!!!!!!! Ban it
> and torture those coward matador animals the same way they
> subject those bulls to it. ... which is being nice.
> I had the misfortune of going to a bullfight some time ago, and
> was completely sickened by what I saw. I made some real
> enemies that day, and left early because I was a little afraid
> for my well-being. I am normally quiet, and politically
> correct, but that day I said what was on my mind, and those who
> understood my English and broken Spanish, knew I was cheering
> full well for the bull to destroy that coward waving the red
> I went because I thought I should know the culture and thought
> it would be a learning experience, but nothing prepared me for
> the horrific sights I saw. Those poor poor animals ..... wish
> I hadn't thought about it all again, now I'm a little depressed
Apparently, if a bull somehow survives a fight it is slaughtered, not allowed to fight again... Because if bulls were allowed to learn about the tricks those weak humans are using in the arena, the fights would start to turn out very differently. So I'd say either ban it completely, or let the bulls who survive come back so the 'job' of matador would be far more dangerous and less popular. That would also control this 'sport' fairly effectively.
Like ancient Rome, we today are once more importing every form of exotic superstition in the hope of finding the right remedy for our sickness.
-- C. G. Jung
Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam (1930), CW 15: pg. 60