Argument: Cultural tradition is no justification for cruel bullfighting
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- Debate: Bullfighting - con argument.
Caroline Lucas. "Cut the bullfighting." The New Statesman. June 5th, 2008: "Even if you believe that bullfighting is a tradition or culture, the fact that it dates back to prehistoric times and that artists have revered it can never really justify serious cruelty to animals. Cruelty is cruelty no matter where in the world it happens. Human societies and cultures have changed over many thousands of years, as has what traditions are deemed acceptable. Our understanding of animals has improved a great deal in recent times. There is no place in the 21st century for a ‘sport’ which relies on animal cruelty for ‘entertainment’."