Argument: Unfair fight; bull is severely injured before matador

Issue Report: Bullfighting


Mac McDaniel. “It’s Time to End Bullfighting.” Care2. 2011: “The bulls in a standard bullfight are drugged and confused animals, debilitated and run in circles by others who stab them with spears before the matador approaches to make the “kill shot” with his sword. Anyone who believes this fight to be fair, is mistaken. By the time a matador approaches to actually kill the bull, the animal typically has enough spears in his neck and back muscles to prevent him from fully lifting his head.”

Humane Society International: “Bullfights are not ‘fair fights’ between a bull and a matador, but highly staged forms of animal cruelty, sanctioned and subsidized by governments.”