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Old May 22nd 2014, 6:56 pm
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I am referiing to a pst where it was suggested that you had intruduced the idea of EU suport for Bullfighting. which I believe is just claptrap and has nothing to do with the original post.

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Old May 22nd 2014, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by EMR View Post
I am referiing to a pst where it was suggested that you had intruduced the idea of EU suport for Bullfighting. which I believe is just claptrap and has nothing to do with the original post.

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Old May 23rd 2014, 1:20 am
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Understandably, they're not keen on free speech, but I think the comments say it all.
Ever increasing numbers of Spanish are against and ashamed of "bull fighting".


http://www.thelocal.es/20140522/bull...-spain-matador

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Old May 23rd 2014, 6:53 am
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Old May 23rd 2014, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by EMR View Post
Good to see looking at recent posts from, guess who ladies , that the usual standard of debate is being maintained.

The suggestion that Bull fighting is Spain is an EU sponsored or supported activity is just plain nonsense .
Apart from one poster ( not Stevie ) no one else who has contributed to this thread has posted anything but condemnation of bullfighting and similar activites.
EMR, is the EU funding nonsense? I´d taken Andy at face value when he said it was.
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Old May 23rd 2014, 9:48 am
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Noe of us would disagree that the EU funds some very strange things, but bullighting ??
Mybe Andy can provide evidence that it does.
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A quick google reveals that EU money through the CAP goes to fighting bull breeders and other ancillary activities - but I can't find any evidence of direct funding.
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Old May 23rd 2014, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
Understandably, they're not keen on free speech, but I think the comments say it all.
Ever increasing numbers of Spanish are against and ashamed of "bull fighting".


http://www.thelocal.es/20140522/bull...-spain-matador
Am I being a bit dim? If the article is true in it´s statement;
"Bullfighting has been on the decline for years in Spain, with a 2010 survey in El Pais showing 60 percent of respondents opposed the practice."
how is it allowed to continue? If Spain is a democracy, surely a 60% vote against the so called "practice" should have it banned?
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Originally Posted by IamStu View Post
Am I being a bit dim? If the article is true in it´s statement;
"Bullfighting has been on the decline for years in Spain, with a 2010 survey in El Pais showing 60 percent of respondents opposed the practice."
how is it allowed to continue? If Spain is a democracy, surely a 60% vote against the so called "practice" should have it banned?
Truly amazing just how many disused bullrings there are throughout the country. When I say disused I mean as far as bullfighting is concerned, as many of them have been put to other uses such as markets or playgrounds and the basic structures have been left untouched in most cases.

While it's popularity continues to decline especially among the younger generations there still remain a few hotbeds, especially in the S.W. around the Seville area which are mostly supported by the well heeled upper class,(the place to be seen you know,just like Ascot), and I don't see the tradition/culture/cruelty ending in such places any time soon.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
Truly amazing just how many disused bullrings there are throughout the country. When I say disused I mean as far as bullfighting is concerned, as many of them have been put to other uses such as markets or playgrounds and the basic structures have been left untouched in most cases.

While it's popularity continues to decline especially among the younger generations there still remain a few hotbeds, especially in the S.W. around the Seville area which are mostly supported by the well heeled upper class,(the place to be seen you know,just like Ascot), and I don't see the tradition/culture/cruelty ending in such places any time soon.
Interesting you should mention the well heeled!
Direct comparison: Badger baiting outlawed without the blink of an eye! Those horsey tossers that enjoy a gallop in the country before tea on the terrace, still getting away with it. Apparently, the TB to cattle caused by badgers is a far cry from the fact that the super intelligent can't protect their chickens from a fox!
Before someone jumps in with both feet, as far as I'm concerned, it's not the act, it's the method!
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Originally Posted by IamStu View Post
To me bullfighting sits right up there with badger baiting and fox hunting. I think a lot can be said about a man by the way he treats animals.
For this reason I have zero sympathy with these guys...
http://www.thelocal.es/20140521/vide...rror-bullfight
Well done those bulls..
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Originally Posted by IamStu View Post
Interesting you should mention the well heeled!
Direct comparison: Badger baiting outlawed without the blink of an eye! Those horsey tossers that enjoy a gallop in the country before tea on the terrace, still getting away with it. Apparently, the TB to cattle caused by badgers is a far cry from the fact that the super intelligent can't protect their chickens from a fox!
Before someone jumps in with both feet, as far as I'm concerned, it's not the act, it's the method!


I recall a few years back when the organisers of the hunt that Charlie boy used to "hunt" with were caught red handed feeding and breeding foxes.

I used to chase the clowns of my patch with a shotgun in my hand at one time.
Probably lock me up and throw away the key if I tried it now.

Very rare they ever caught a fox but the damage they did to walls, fences and land had to be seen to be believed.
They even panicked a flock of heavily in-lamb sheep into piling up into a heap in the corner of a field one day.

Pompous, toffee nosed eejits !

I hate their hypocritical guts, with a vengeance.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
I hate their hypocritical guts, with a vengeance.
I'm getting the vague feeling you don't like 'em much.
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You would have to rename the forum

There was a news item here about kids being trained to do bullfighting - now I'm wondering where it was actually taking place, do they have bullfighting in Mexico?
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You would have to rename the forum

There was a news item here about kids being trained to do bullfighting - now I'm wondering where it was actually taking place, do they have bullfighting in Mexico?
I saw a ring once in all the time I spent there, in a little country town. That was it. It was hardly ever used and was the no-kill type of bull fighting - not that I'm saying that that makes it ok, cos I'm not.
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