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.....

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.

Milan Matejovic
Milan Matejovic

I have signed but petitions are not doing much if anything. I started to believe that only people signing the petition are reading them. Where si going to be send? Spanish government? They have troubles with economy and others some petition will be last thing to bother them. I know is comfortable to fight for animal right from armchair behind a computer but....The fox hunting in UK was stopped by people going out and acting, campaigning, doing live barriers etc.

Maya Glomset Abdrabo
Maya Glomset Abdrabo
  • Milan Matejovic

Sometimes signing petitions is the only thing you can do, that's why I sign so many. It's better than doing nothing so keep signing :-) I also get updates sometimes that my signature was actually helping, so we never know which prayer will come trough!! Keep up your good work!! :-) xx

Milan Matejovic
Milan Matejovic
  • Milan Matejovic

Yeah, I agree this is why I still keep signing them. I just wish the people sometimes think and not to send around ones not true or even ridiculous. That is degrading all idea of petitions.

Valerie Batt
Valerie Batt

@Rite Lemkuil: No matter if we are religious or not, if we believe in God, or not, I think we can all agree that bullfighting is NOT acceptable as an activity for human beings. We can all agree that this type of behaviour is cruel, needless and makes no sense for "entertainment" purposes. We can agree change is needed, education is needed to teach people that animals aren't on the earth for us to simply do as we please to them without regard to their well-being. Agreed, yes?

Bonnie J Block-Lee
Bonnie J Block-Lee

They call this SPORT? what a bunch of heartless cruel inhumane creeps that enjoy this. Must STOP.

Janet Jyoti
Janet Jyoti

~I TELL YOU THIS~! THE DAY IS COMING! APPROACHING FAST! KARMA IS COMING FOR YOU! ALL THOSE THAT COMMIT THESE TERRIBLE ACTS UPON INNOCENT CREATURES ARE GOING TO PAY! MARK MY WORDS!

Elisabetta V Bucciarelli
Elisabetta V Bucciarelli
  • Janet Jyoti

Janet, I hope so too!!! xxx

Elizabeth Palumbo
Elizabeth Palumbo
  • Janet Jyoti

Janet, It is my true belief that this will happen also. Karma is a word I use often. I truly feel that all those people who commit these horrific acts will some day have the same come onto them. It is unjust and a sin to these beautiful animals and it breaks my heart the pain and suffering they endure and for what? I pray for their safety every day. All God's creatures great and small, for we are meant to share this planet. Why is man so cruel? There must be something missing deep in...

Janet, It is my true belief that this will happen also. Karma is a word I use often. I truly feel that all those people who commit these horrific acts will some day have the same come onto them. It is unjust and a sin to these beautiful animals and it breaks my heart the pain and suffering they endure and for what? I pray for their safety every day. All God's creatures great and small, for we are meant to share this planet. Why is man so cruel? There must be something missing deep in their soul. It is not the way God intended us to be. Those are the words my mother use to recite, "Mark my words."

Victoria Millington
Victoria Millington
  • Janet Jyoti

It is already doing its work. Spain is wrecked by economical dive down as never before. How they treat their fellows animals that's how Creator going to treat them.

Michelle Lefebvre
Michelle Lefebvre

Stop the glorification, on Facebook, of bullfight!

Milan Matejovic
Milan Matejovic
  • Michelle Lefebvre

Not just that, stop that barbaric "entertainment" completely.

Linda Carroll
Linda Carroll
  • Michelle Lefebvre

Definitely stop the promotion of bullfighting on Facebook. Ethical standards must inform debate. These are crucial issues. ALL animal cruelty is an atrocity. Suffering inflicted by humans ON humans And on animals is a barbarity. As human beings ( IN the truly civilized sense ) we must acknowledge our moral responsibility to highlight all this suffering.

George Deprelle
George Deprelle

I am fed up of these arrogant people pretending it is a sport ! For me it is simply stupid murder.

Rita Ferlazzo
Rita Ferlazzo

AMO GLI ANIMALI TANTO QUANTO ODIO L'UMANITA'. E PURTROPPO QUESTO ODIO VISCERALE MI FA SOFFRIRE MOLTISSIMO. MA NON POSSO FARCI NULLA. E' PIU' FORTE DI ME. ( PER UMANITA' INTENDO QUELLA SPECIE UMANA CAPACE DI COMMETTERE CERTI CRIMINI!)

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