The theme for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “Wrong”.
I often reflect on the heated and ongoing debate about the traditional spectacle of bullfighting which is popular in several countries including Spain and Portugal. While some people refer to bullfighting as an “Art” others refer to it as “Sport”. Either way should people inflict pain on an animal in the name of sport or art?
Is it wrong?
As we drove through Spain we saw the iconic silhouette of the Osborne Bull erected in prominent locations such as on hillsides or on the vast desolate plains. I did not appreciate the size of the bulls until, inspecting this photo more closely, I spotted the people below!
The iconic silhouette of the Osborne Bull in Spain
Originally created as part of an advertising campaign to promote Veterano brandy the iconic bull has, over time, been adopted as the unofficial emblem of Spain and is now represented on many touristy items. I wrongly assumed these bulls symbolised bullfighting, but fortunately they do not (thank you Mr. Google).
What a magnificent animal so why “bullfighting”?
Please share your opinion either “for” or “against” in the comments section below. I would be grateful if you would also take a moment to vote in the poll below – it will be interesting to measure my readers view.
Bullfighting in Portugal – Image from Wikipedia
Want to know more about bullfighting?
Check out Bullfighting on Wikipedia