Bull fighting

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    Does it reflect poorly on my manhood that I think bull fighting is barbaric and cruel and has no place in a civilized world?

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    No it doesn't and I agree with you.
     
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    No, it does not. Nothing could make your manhood look any less non existant than it already does, anyhow.

    But, just wondering, if Michael Vick was found guilty of illegal bull fighting, would you whine and gripe about the possibility of his not being able to play football because of it?
     
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    It's a shame that you cannot bring yourself to discuss anything with me anymore without making it personal.

    It makes me wonder why you even bother.
     
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    I went to a bull fight in Barcelona, Spain back around 1972. It was a big deal apparently to the local population. The stadium was completely full of people and only standing room. I forget just how may bull fights there were that afternoon but I think I remember it as either four or five. I have to say that it was pretty impressive. There was a group of people who came out first on horses and they fought with the bull and then the crowd went absolutely wild when the matador came out to meet the bull by himself. In the end, of course, the bull is killed by a sword being stuck into it spine just behind the head. The bull drops like a sack of rocks and then is drug out with a horse towing it. We were told by our tour guide that the bulls killed in these events are all donated to local orphanages. After the final bull is slain and the event is over, everybody throws their seat cushion into the bull ring. It's the first and only bull fight I ever went to and it was ok. I won't say great because actually I thought it was all kind of slow and boring but the pagentry was quite glorious and the Spanish people who came to watch the bull fights just went wild with excitement. I don't know that I would call it cruel because when it is time for the bull to die, he dies very quickly. However, it isn't exactly how we slaughter our cattle in this country. Bull fighting is a very big event in Spain.
     
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    How many swords did they stab the bulls with before the "kill" shot?

    Not to mention that meat has got to be seriously gamey.
     
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    Actually none that I remember seeing. They did however, stick some sort of decorative things into the neck of the bull just behind it's head and high up on it's neck. I only remember each bull being stabbed once with the sword and that was the final stab that killed it.
     
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    They should make a robotic bull out of tofu. Then even the vegetarians would love the sport.
     
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    Then what are you doing here?
     
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    Harassing a bull with darts and attempts to annoy it, frightening it by exposing it to the roar of the crowd is hardly a quick death. It's more like mercy killing after torture.

    How tasty or nutritious is bull's meat? The claim that it goes to feed orphans hardly justifies the bloodthirsty spectacle and the needless suffering of an animal.
     
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