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Should Bullfighting be Banned?
Bullfighting has become a subject of political claims, in which cultural traditions are merely used as source of power.
Bullfighting is a pawn in the
between those supporting a centralized and those supporting a regionalized Spain.
Bullfighting is central to maintaining a Spanish political identity.
The economically and socially dominant Thevar caste group in the state of Tamil Nadu considers bullfighting, known as
, to be a symbol of their
As an integral part of society, culture is always political and therefore used for political reasons.
Since most everything in culture has to do with the distribution of power, this does not show that bullfighting isn't a cultural tradition.