For two years no bulls were allowed to be killed on the holiday island of Majorca –
At the end of 2018, some of the judges in Madrid overturned a 2017 Balearic law passed by the left-wing regional government, which inter alia prohibited the injury or killing of the bulls.
This ban was lifted again. The rationale of the judges: Since bullfighting was declared from UNESCO as national cultural asset in 2013, only the central state could decide on such bans. The regions must therefore not take such decisions on their own authority.
Now the blood spectacle celebrates its comeback to Mallorca thanks to the Spanish corrupt judiciary.
Shortly before the blood of eight bulls in Majorca flowed under the cheers of thousands, there were insults, whistles and tears.
On the Spanish holiday island, the bullfight celebrated a controversial, but successful comeback late Friday evening despite angry protests from animal rights activists.
Pep Berrio (72): “I hope the Torreros are killed by the bulls today.”
At the first “Corrida de Toros” after a two-year compulsory break, the grandstands of the 11,600 spectator arena in the island capital of Palma were well filled.
Nearly 9,000 fans paid the proud ticket prices of up to 130 euros.
“Torero, you coward”
In front of the arena, around 400 people had already gathered two hours before the start of the event to loudly protest the bloody show.
They beat pots, cursed nearly 30 bullfighting gunmen who organized a counter-demo as “murderers” and fervently chanted slogans like: “Mallorca does not kill, Mallorca protects animals!”, “Culture is not Torture” and “Torero, you coward, we wish you a bad evening!”. Some young demonstrators had tears in their eyes.
Spectators cheer especially loud about attempted death blow
To Spanish folk music, there was a great mood. Whenever one of the matadors tried to reach the heart of the bull with his sword from above, and put the bull to death, the spectators broke out in a particularly loud jubilation. “Oleeeé” and “Bieeen” (Guuuut), came from the stands almost in unison.
After the death of the first bull by the glittering green suit starred Matador Morante de la Puebla (39), who needed five tries with his sword for the death thrust, ran an activist in protest in the arena. “Corridas never again,” read his black chest in black letters. Under abuse of the fans, the young man was but very quickly dragged out by security forces again.
The bullfighting operators are outraged that minors are no longer allowed in the arena and alcohol is no longer being served – these resolutions of 2017 continue to apply in Mallorca.
“These rules make it difficult for the organizers to work economically”(!!!) said a bullfighting operator!
Among the spectators who did not want to miss the appearance of the four star Toreros on Friday, were also many known in Spain politicians of the conservative People’s Party (PP).
For example, the parliamentarian Adolfo Suárez Illana, the son of former Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez González, in the stands.
Bullfighting is big business in Spain. The more than one thousand breeding companies with around 70,000 employees alone generate around 1.5 billion euros each year.
But the number of spectators is declining sharply, in 2018, the number of bullfighting in comparison to the record year 2007 by about 60 percent to 369 back.
Many arenas have therefore been closed in recent years or have been converted into shopping centers, as in Barcelona.
Video: “the art of killing” -What you have just seen – or perhaps you have not been able to look at exactly – is what the Bullfighting Mafia calls “art” and has been protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
My comment: Is cruelty worth protecting?
If one can inspire and enjoy how innocent and totally defenseless animals suffer and be tortured to death, one is nothing but a miserable monster and has in no way earned anything like his own human rights.
The pseudo-argument of “culture” as a justification of bullfighting is so hollow, in fact false and implausible, that it can not convince anyone with reason and education.
And with this “argument,” the Spanish bullfighting mafia has once again found some idiotic, mentally frail proletarians in politics, who are as stupid as they are, endorsing the new massacre that disgusts civilized humans.
One has to be Spaniards to believe that in a modern Europe, this kind of animal cruelty can exist long term and even with EU funds under the guise of agricultural subsidies.
Maybe the bullfighting mafia, despite its mental limitations, can once engage with Facebook and other social media and then see what the world thinks about this legacy.
95% of all Germans and Europeans can do without this brutal massacre and do not want to have anything to do with its calamity.
Medieval spectacle is not a tradition, it is a business for primitive barbarians!
My best regrads to all, Venus