Category Archives: international

Bogota mayor refuses to fund bullfighting and wants to see art, not death in the arena

Gustavo Petro, the mayor of Bogota, Columbia, has said that wants to close the bullfighting arena in the capital and transform it into an arts centre. Petro, speaking to US broadcaster NTD Television, emphasised that the arena is a public … Continue reading

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Please vote for a bullfighting ban on TMZ.com

I normally don’t worry too much about opinion polls, especially not if there are random and appear in celeb magazines. But I got slightly worried when I saw that the ‘Should bullfighting be banned?’ poll on the influential US gossip … Continue reading

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Did Matt Damon enjoy the bullfight he went to see in Mexico City?

Why anyone would attend a bullfight just to find out ‘how it really is’ is beyond me. Just watch a clip or two on Youtube and you have a pretty good idea. Maybe someone should have told Matt Damon that … Continue reading

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Michelito, the child matador by Pilar Rahola

This is not an article about bullfighting, however it describes the killing of bulls. This is an article about childhood, about the violation of a boy’s rights that are exploited commercially and celebrated publicly, about an apathetic administration that sits … Continue reading

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Help stop bullfighting be accepted as world cultural heritage

After a week of positive news we start this one with a worrying development. The bullfighting industry has launched a desperate attempt to save their sport: They have applied for bullfighting to be recognised as an intangible world cultural heritage … Continue reading

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Is Peru next in banning bullfighting?

Should you believe a minister responsible for bullfighting when she says it is a “terrible sport”? Or is it just a PR stunt to win over voters? I would say, it doesn’t matter as long as bullfighting ceases to exist.  Peru’s … Continue reading

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The desperate measures of a dying industry: Introducing Child matadors

At the end of a very busy week, I leave you with a quote from an excellent article by Lima based American writer and teacher Barbara Drake. She describes a scene with 10-year-old child matador Michelito during a bullfight in Lima Peru in … Continue reading

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Official document confirms Indian bullfighting ban

As BBB reported last week, the Indian Government banned bullfighting by adding bulls to a list of protected animals. Now the decision has been published in the official journal of the Government confirming the amendment of the current legislation. It … Continue reading

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India bans bullfighting

The Indian Government has effectively banned bullfighting by adding bulls to a list of protected species in animal welfare legislation, the mysinchew.com news blog reports. The Environment Ministry added bulls to a list in the Prevention of Cruelty Act 1960 … Continue reading

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Open letter to ABC nightline

Sir, Your recent piece ‘This Mean Little Calf Drew Me in for the Kill’ featuring Neal Karlinsky attending a training session at a Californian bullfighting school focused on the dangers the matador faces during a bullfight.  What the piece did … Continue reading

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