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*'''Bullfighting is an inhumane form of torture.''' ''Jeremey Bentham, Theory of Legislation. Principles of the Penal Code. "The Culture of Benevolence". 1802'' - "Cock-fights and bull-fights, the chase of the hare and the fox, fishing, and other amusements of the same kind, necessarily suppose a want of reflection or a want of humanity; since these sports inflict upon sensitive beings the most lively sufferings, and the most lingering and painful death that can be imagined."[http://www.animalrightshistory.org/timeline/blood-sports-hunting.htm] *'''Bullfighting is an inhumane form of torture.''' ''Jeremey Bentham, Theory of Legislation. Principles of the Penal Code. "The Culture of Benevolence". 1802'' - "Cock-fights and bull-fights, the chase of the hare and the fox, fishing, and other amusements of the same kind, necessarily suppose a want of reflection or a want of humanity; since these sports inflict upon sensitive beings the most lively sufferings, and the most lingering and painful death that can be imagined."[http://www.animalrightshistory.org/timeline/blood-sports-hunting.htm]
-*'''Horses suffer in bullfighting as much as bulls.''' [http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000423 Bullfighting bloodbath.com]: "Bulls are not the only creatures to suffer in bullrings. The tormented bull does not understand that it is the man on the horse's back that is causing his pain, only that he is in agony. He therefore sees the horse as his enemy as much as the man."+*'''Horses suffer in bullfighting as much as bulls.''' [http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000423 Bullfighting bloodbath.com]: "Bulls are not the only creatures to suffer in bullrings. The tormented bull does not understand that it is the man on the horse's back that is causing his pain, only that he is in agony. He therefore sees the horse as his enemy as much as the man. It's not unusual for horses used in bullfights to be so badly gored by the bulls that they have to be killed, but only after they have been dragged from the ring and the view of the spectators."
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Is bullfighting acceptable in modernity, or should it be banned?

Background and context

Bullfighting is a controversial sport in Spain. While supporters argue it is a cultural art form, opponents say that it is brutal and cruel toward animals.

Torture: Is it wrong to think to bullfighting as torture or as inhumane?

Yes

No

  • Bullfighting is an inhumane form of torture. Jeremey Bentham, Theory of Legislation. Principles of the Penal Code. "The Culture of Benevolence". 1802 - "Cock-fights and bull-fights, the chase of the hare and the fox, fishing, and other amusements of the same kind, necessarily suppose a want of reflection or a want of humanity; since these sports inflict upon sensitive beings the most lively sufferings, and the most lingering and painful death that can be imagined."[1]
  • Horses suffer in bullfighting as much as bulls. Bullfighting bloodbath.com: "Bulls are not the only creatures to suffer in bullrings. The tormented bull does not understand that it is the man on the horse's back that is causing his pain, only that he is in agony. He therefore sees the horse as his enemy as much as the man. It's not unusual for horses used in bullfights to be so badly gored by the bulls that they have to be killed, but only after they have been dragged from the ring and the view of the spectators."

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