Today’s image is from our trip to the Fuenjirola Novilada almost three years ago. The senseless cruelty of bullfighting is what solidifies the massive support we have in this country and across Western Europe for it to be brought to an end.
Sir Mark Prescott, one of the leading lights in hare coursing along with Ms. Clarissa Dickson Wright, is said also to approve of bull fighting. Well, anybody who has read about ‘the little white horse’ in Sir Alfred Munnings’s autobiography would never give his approbation to bull fighting, but perhaps Sir Mark hasn’t read Munnings. These people have a cruel and nasty streak in them and I don’t like it.
Many (perhaps now, most) Spaniards also want to see an end to this. It should be publicised more, however, that Spanish-style bullfighting and all the abysmal sadism that goes with it, is being spread ever further in France. Our southern neighbours have never been overly kind to animals; it finds fertile territory. The way the French practice hunting with hounds makes stag- and fox-hunting look positively kind. That said, what bothers me in particular, however, is the support given to bullfighting by parts of the media. Specifically, The Times newspaper, which has taken a strong pro-bullfighting editorial line, and the BBC, which has run a number of pieces on bullfighting, portraying it as great entertainment, while refusing to link to any anti-bullfighting groups (have emails saying it would “result in bias”, lol…).