Friday, August 11, 2006

Chapter 4: Palma de Majorca

The third port of call was Palma de Majorca:

The castle of Palma, suddendly conquered:
The shame of Spain: the plaza de toros (bullring arena). This is the triumph of the human cruelty. A poor bull, with the horns blunt, enters into the arena with a long knife inside his neck. The people scream and he is scared. The picadores torture him by long lances until the moment they see the blood flushing from the body. Later the banderilleros enter and stick the unlucky animal with short lances. When the bull is weak and tired the "heroic" matador kills him!!!! If you want to help the bulls please sign an appeal against the corrida, in internet you can find thousands of associations that fight against this "sport" (???).
I would like to see picadores, banderilleros and matadores naked, no matter if their horns are blunt, inside an arena against an angry bull! Coward, cruel, stupid people!

8 comments:

  1. I think many Americans don't get the lure of bullfighting either and find it cruel. But they'll gladly flock or at least watch people running through the streets of a certain town as they are pummeled and gored by bulls.

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  2. Bull fighting is so barbaric. Majorca is supposed to be lovely, though. I hope you got to enjoy the finer parts of the island in spite of the bull fighting trauma.

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  3. Bull fighting is pretty disgusting. But then again many people are disgusting and do terrible things. It's amazing to me how much cruelty there is in the world, especially towards those with no defense.

    Sad but reality.

    Hope you were able to enjoy your time in Spain.

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  4. Looks like you visited some beautiful areas. I agree about the bullfighting. Not a good thing.

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  5. Yep, got me puzzled why the "sport" even exists.

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  6. I agree about the bull fighting...or should we call it sacrificing?

    But I do like the running of the bulls on July 7th. We get to see really stupid people get run by bovine.

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  7. I hate bullfighting also. but spain looks lovely! I can't wait to see for myself!

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  8. i don't see what is appealing about bullfighting, cockfighting, dog fighting. or horse fighting. whether we're pitting a poor critter against a man or just betting on which critter will win (die last) when fighting it's own, i find the idea of enjoying an animal's fear and last moments alive to be very base.
    if you couldn't do it to a human, you shouldn't do it to another animal.
    and to excuse it as calling it tradition is weak. we don't have gladiators anymore. lots of things that were cultural and traditional are gone because they're sick and cruel. sigh.

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