Telegraph blog attacks ‘voyeuristic blood sport’



The Telegraph isn’t know for publishing views sympathetic to the League Against Cruel Sports, and so it’s especially lovely when they do.

In her ‘Majorcan Pearls’ blog, author Anna Nicholas has written about how her Spanish friends have tried to persuade her that bullfighting is “an event of historic, aesthetic, religious and cultural significance”.

But Nicholas is having none of it, bluntly telling readers that she finds the whole spectacle an ‘outmoded and voyeuristic blood sport’. She even quotes one of our polls, which found that 72% of Spaniards expressed no interest in bullfighting.

Our bullfighting campaign goes from strength to strength and this year we have had major victories in our Corporate Watch campaign persuading major companies including British Airways, Ryanair and Eurostar to stop promoting bullfighting. As we move into 2010 we will be increasing our focus on the subsidies paid from UK taxes to bull farmers in Spain, as we know the British public will be disgusted when they learn that they are paying tax to subsidise bullfighting.


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    wavecore said,

    Bullfighting is a cruel and barbaric sport, in Catalonia we’re trying to pass a law to ban it forever.

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