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Should Bullfighting be Banned?
Bullfighting is cruel.
Bullfighting is so cruel that the Indian Supreme Court
Bullfighting degrades the people that participate as well as the animals that are exploited. No one should be proud of terrorizing and torturing an animal trapped in a ring.
Other bloodsports like Bear Baiting and Dog Fighting are banned and recognised as cruel.
Bull fighting is
, not just to the bull, but also to men expected to risk themselves for other people's entertainment.
Bullfighting cruelty also involve practising and hurting
and young animals for entertainment and training purposes.
The notion of publicly stabbing cattle with knives and spears for entertainment is totally barbaric and such a stain on Spain's character, morality and compassion. Killing an animal slowly and ritually with knives and spears is a sadistic form of torture and totally unacceptable.
There is no fun in watching someone kill an animal.
It's unethical to harm animals for the sake of human entertainment.
Bullfighting bulls that are deemed not fierce enough are castrated, so that only the best and strongest genes are passed on. This is a cruel practice.
The bull is not the only animal suffering, hundreds of
die long and agonising deaths as they are gored by the pain-crazed bull.
severe stress, and ultimately end up dying a slow and torturous death.
The collective enjoyment that a large crowd gains from watching bullfighting exceeds the individual pain of a single bull. On a utilitarian basis, a bullfight is a net positive.
Governments can use regulation to limit or eliminate cruelty, as it does in other areas.
Our decision to label this sport as 'cruel' is based on our contemporary understanding of ethics and moral values, which didn't widely exist in the past.
Grazing herbivores in the wild suffer much more, as they face starvation and predators every day. If we want to ban bullfighting to reduce suffering, by the same logic we should not allow animals to live in the wild.
Banning bullfighting could drive it underground, where it could become crueler.
Bulls do not necessarily die.
bulls are bred in much
than regular livestock cattle. They live a luxurious life before going to the bull ring.
Adrenaline can help
, thus the bull doesn't really suffer in the ring because its adrenaline is pumping so fiercely.
There are other animal practices that are equally or more cruel than bullfighting but legal.