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Should Bullfighting be Banned?
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.
Traditions may contradict who we are today, but they should be preserved as they define our past: who we were, and what we're our values.
Attempting to erase the past or step on traditions is culturally insensitive, and will potentially lead to loss of respect for one's history and heritage.
In the past people were presented to gods as
or held as
. However, these cruel practices were eventually abandoned in most cultures.
Culture or tradition isn't an argument for keeping a specific activity in a society. Culture has been an argument for actions no one would agree for anymore, like slavery, misogyny, human sacrifices and more.
By that logic, societies and the conquest of rights (for humans and animals) would never advance.