Trip Start Jun 24, 2008
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Plaza de los toros...I saw my first bullfight. The atmosphere was very exicting. But the people who were the most excited were the older people. In fact, I've talked to a lot of SPanish students and I don't think a single one had ever seen a bull fight in person. They think it's cruelty to animals and hate that it's a tradition that represents Spain.
I would definitely classifiy it as cruel. Basically, the bull is just being tormented to its death. Each bull lasts around 15 minutes, then lays down, exhausted. Then one of the matadors stabs it in the neck to kill it. Next, men come out with two huge horses, tie up the dead bull and drag it out of the ring. I took like 5 videos of what I saw.