Cinnamon Landman
Cinnamon Landman

I've been horrified by bullfights since I first saw one on a PBS documentary: horrified and surprised that this inglorious *tradition* continues in a present-day civilization when we should know better; when we should understand the sentience of all beings, and work towards creating empathy instead of cruelty. Not only is this so-called *tradition* cruel, but it's unfair, it's rigged. Before the event, the bull is drugged, starved, blinded by petroleum jelly in his eyes, has his horns...

I've been horrified by bullfights since I first saw one on a PBS documentary: horrified and surprised that this inglorious *tradition* continues in a present-day civilization when we should know better; when we should understand the sentience of all beings, and work towards creating empathy instead of cruelty. Not only is this so-called *tradition* cruel, but it's unfair, it's rigged. Before the event, the bull is drugged, starved, blinded by petroleum jelly in his eyes, has his horns shaved and his hooves painfully cut--and then the picadors come in and start the blood-letting to be sure the bull is even more weakened and helpless. Finally, in waltzes the matador, a mincing would-be hero in tights and sequins, acting as if he's actually about to do something brave. Brave? I don't think so. And as if this isn't enough, the church actually participates, blessing this killer and praying for his safety as he proceeds to mutilate and murder this helpless victim, this being created by God, not to be an amusement for an unthinking audience, but to live in peace on this earth He created. Isn't it time, finally, to put an end to this?

Peter Hawes
Peter Hawes
  • Cinnamon Landman

Just reading this has horrified me and made me angry as ever at bullfighting. I couldn't agree more that in this day and age people should know better and create empathy rather than cruelty towards animals. They are living creatures just like us. Respect their feelings. WAKE UP WORLD!

Marise Loureiro
Marise Loureiro
  • Cinnamon Landman

Can I quote you on FB?

Rita Lemkuil
Rita Lemkuil
  • Cinnamon Landman

WOW Cinnamon! Ignorance once again. GOD DIDN'T CREAT SHIT. Here's why.....THERE IS NO GOD! You're contradicting yourself when you talk about being horrified that this "tradition" is still going on and the fact that the church backs it and you still believe in your "imaginary friend god". Religeon is tradition. Tradition is stupid. Stupidity breeds ignorance. Ignorance gives way to hatred. See where I'm going with this? Bullfighting is STILL happening BECAUSE OF RELIGEON! WHAT DOES THAT BOIL...

WOW Cinnamon! Ignorance once again. GOD DIDN'T CREAT SHIT. Here's why.....THERE IS NO GOD! You're contradicting yourself when you talk about being horrified that this "tradition" is still going on and the fact that the church backs it and you still believe in your "imaginary friend god". Religeon is tradition. Tradition is stupid. Stupidity breeds ignorance. Ignorance gives way to hatred. See where I'm going with this? Bullfighting is STILL happening BECAUSE OF RELIGEON! WHAT DOES THAT BOIL DOWN TO? In YOUR bible,(which was written by ignorant men and IS NOT the "word" of your imaginary friend) it tells us that animals and WOMEN are "property" and that man can do whatever he wants with us. So, this SURPRISES YOU that this shit is still happening? REALLY? Ignorance I can work with but you CAN'T FIX STUPID. All religeous people need to abandon that shit and live in reality. ALL the bullshit you do on this planet will not be "forgiven". Peices of shit will die and still be dead pieces of shit. It's up to every individual to do the right thing and put an end to animal suffering NOW! Animals are NOT OURS TO EAT, WEAR, EXPERIMENT ON OR ABUSE FOR "ENTERTAINMENT". Once you people abandon the STUPID, OUTDATED, AND USELESS BIBLE, THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE!!!
Anyone who kills OR abuses any person OR ANIMAL SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL AND PUT TO DEATH IMMEDIATELY. There should be NO regard for THEIR LIFE if they have NO regard for anyone elses! NO QUESTIONS, NO EXCUSES, NO FORGIVING! END OF STORY. p.s. That douchebag jesus didn't write the golden rule. He stole that too. I guess it doesn't matter because he never existed either! Stupid sheep......

Linda Carroll
Linda Carroll
  • Cinnamon Landman

It IS dreadful. I don't know about the Creature of God belief but the human race has an ethical obligation to eradicate cruelty. The ability to empathize is a core attribute. Consciousness raising must be on-going. Thanks to Cinnamon for highlighting these vitally important issues.

Connie Pieterse
Connie Pieterse
  • Cinnamon Landman

nothing in a big nothingness....
Fact is you are entitled to believe what you want, you and all else have that freedom. Why would you want to choose to be so cruel to another human being with your words. There are cruelty all over, to animals as we see here and to people the horrors of this world.... surely you can show kindness even if you chose not to believe in Jesus. Leave others to be who they choose to be. ENOUGH OUT OF YOUR CRUEL NASTY MOUTH.

Lara Reid
Lara Reid
  • Cinnamon Landman

Rita Lemkuil - WOW!!! Really??!! ....... O_o I do believe that everyone who abuses/hurts/kills animals and people should be justly punished but the rest of what you said......... to each their own. I, personally believe in God & Jesus. I agree with what Connie Pieterse said!! Shame on you, Rita for being so nasty.....

Marcia Mueller
Marcia Mueller

Bullfights are a disgrace. That they are a part of the culture is a cause for shame, not an excuse for continuing them. Spain should not be trying to make up for its financial disaster by making money off the dirty and ugly business of bullfighting. Those who attends the fights are just as guilty. If there were no viewers, there would be no suffering and death for the animals.

Joann Stone
Joann Stone

Only a coward would fight a bull to hide its fear of a bull to prove its a man, to these tall children I will tell you what a real man does it takes on one of its own kind in or out of a boxing ring Spanish men are so much in need to prove they are matcho because they know not what a real man is, a real man is strong has control of its anger and emotions does not have to prove itself in a bull fighting and at the same time is compassionate gentel and kind because he does not have to prove his manhood.

Di Milosevic
Di Milosevic

Spain has an awful worldwide reputation for being one of the worst EU countries regarding animal welfare.
There is a huge volume of news on the Internet denouncing Spain as a tourist destination. The reason? Not Al-Qaeda, not bad weather, not lack of sightseeing but for the atrocious treatment of animals in that country.
Not only bullfightings but annual massacre of the galgo espanol, the Spanish greyhound. From the moment they are born until the moment they die they know nothing but...

Spain has an awful worldwide reputation for being one of the worst EU countries regarding animal welfare.
There is a huge volume of news on the Internet denouncing Spain as a tourist destination. The reason? Not Al-Qaeda, not bad weather, not lack of sightseeing but for the atrocious treatment of animals in that country.
Not only bullfightings but annual massacre of the galgo espanol, the Spanish greyhound. From the moment they are born until the moment they die they know nothing but suffering and misery. I’m 47 and I’ve never been to Spain and don't attend to until this problem is solved. This country has a king and a government too and still lives in the past. I ask myself how these people can sleep at night.

Juana Massa
Juana Massa

Only animals kill animals, this is barvarian.

only animals kill animals.

Amparo Ayuso Abrines
Amparo Ayuso Abrines

La tortura de un animal jamás puede ser cultura! FUERA TODOS LOS ESPECTÁCULOS RELACIONADOS CON TORTURAR A UN ANIMAL, SEA EL QUE SEA!

Ingrid Alpha
Ingrid Alpha

Going to sign this but changes need to be made to this petition like ban members where they do that. Youtube should no longer advertise medium inhumane crimes in the 21st century.

Peter Hawes
Peter Hawes

What in God's name is glorious about a bull suffering immense pain and then dying before our eyes? I see NOTHING! All I see is HORROR!

June Bullied
June Bullied

there is nothing glorifying about bullfighting. only cowardly lowlifes engage in this despicable act and shd be treated just like the bulls, with spears sticking out of them. this is barbaric and needs to be banned the worldwide.

Wendi Cohen
Wendi Cohen

This is not a sport or entertainment & by bringing children to animal fights is sending them the wrong message that abusing torturing & hurting animals is okay when nothing about animal abuse is okay & tradition or not this type of event needs to stop!

Linda Carroll
Linda Carroll
  • Wendi Cohen

Tradition and Culture can embody the most cruel practices. Evolution should now be emphasizing increasingly higher (moral,ethical,aesthetic) forms of consciousness.
Idealism seems almost smothered in a world dominated by marketeers and exploitative consumerism. This is an impoverished legacy to the future generation. We must work to enrich the humanity and vision of our heritage.

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