Over at Huffington Post, there’s a story about a Spanish Matador who was gored in the throat during a bullfight. The only part of this article that left me feeling sad was the following quote:
The bull, however, was quickly killed by other matadors.
Am I a card-holding member of PETA? Not likely.
What the fuck is wrong with this world that it’s still acceptable for sadistic maniacs to torment animals for the sport of others? What the fuck is wrong the world that when the animal responds in kind, the animal is punished?
That’s a load of bollocks. A load of fucking shit. There is no moral justification in killing an animal that is only responding out of anger and frustration from being needlessly tormented by a human being. Let’s look at the Wikipedia description of bull-fighting:
Bullfighting (also known as tauromachy… “bull-fight”; or as corrida de toros in Spanish) is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, some cities in southern France and in several Latin American countries, in which one or more bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle. It can be considered a blood sport.
The entire “sport” is a farce. It’s an exercise in sadism, and grown out of some pathetic attitude that humans can do whatever they want to non-humans.
I grew up in a household where as the youngest child I was tormented, both by my brother and my father. They thought it was all in good fun, and felt that if I got really really angry, then I was being a bad sport. This is the “bad sport” attitude that leads to animals being killed for rightly retaliating to being tormented.
So I can understand the bull’s attitude. Just like I can sympathise with a pet being teased because it’s “all in good fun”.
It’s not. Not. One. Bit.
This bull fighter got what he deserved. The bull however, didn’t.