30 Aug '11, 10pm

Bullfighting is Cruelty, Not Culture | Care2 Causes

Bullfighting is Cruelty, Not Culture | Care2 Causes

NOTE: This is a guest post from Kitty Block, an attorney with expertise in international legal adjudication and agreements. She serves as Humane Society International ‘s vice president. Bullfighting — a horrible spectacle of animal abuse that ends in the slow and tortuous death of an animal provoked and repeatedly gored with knives and swords — is justly in decline. The torment and stabbing to death of animals for amusement can never be acceptable. In an unbelievable turn of events, however, with so much of the world opposed to the cruelty, bullfighting’s defenders are now seeking to claim their barbarism as a cultural asset under the terms of a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Convention. It ought to be obvious in the 21st century that such wanton animal cruelty can never be justified as a cultural privilege. The campaign to classify bullfig...

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