The Spanish claim their bullfights are cultural, artistic, heritage worthy and not to be messed with. I say BULLSHIT!
My theory is that it’s a pathetic notion from the cave men era when men earned their status by fighting big animals. The bigger, the better, right?
I’ve been to a bullfight – once – in order to write an article about the bullfighter’s preparations before he enters the ring. It’s a candle lit, superstitious affair between the matador and a shrine full of madonna icons. He even left the tap open and the lights on in his hotel room so that it is ready for him upon his return from the ring. I accompanied him to the ring in the car, and I tell you, the tension resembled that of an open heart surgery theater.
The verbal elite may maintain their stance that bullfighting is a cultural and traditional event…
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