The Senate Committee on Culture and Sports has rejected this Thursday a motion of the Popular Party asking the Government to promote actions to promote bullfighting and recognize it as a “sign of identity of Spain.”
“Treating animals like this, cannot be part of our culture, nor receive public money”
The motion was rejected this Thursday with the vote against by all the groups of the Senate Committee on Culture and Sports, except for the Popular Party and Vox (right-wing populist party), who voted in favor.
The Popular Party (PP) defended in its text that “bullfighting is a set of activities that are directly connected with the exercise of fundamental rights and public freedoms protected by the Constitution, such as those of thought and expression, production and literary and artistic creation, scientific and technical “, something that has been criticized by the rest of the groups, except Vox (right-wing populist party)
During the defense of the motion, the PP senator María de las Mercedes Cantalapiedra assured that Bullfighting is “the most important mass spectacle in this country after football”, to which the senator of “Esquerra Republicana” Bernat Picornell has replied that..
«The bullfighting festivities are not the second show in this country, but the tenth, behind football, cinema, monuments and sites, museums, concerts of contemporary music and classical music, exhibitions, theater and art galleries. So let’s say things by name and don’t make things up.“
In addition, he has defended that “killing an animal is not a culture in the 21st century” and added that bullfighting “has fewer followers every day.”
Picornell also recalled that a few days ago the European Parliament asked to withdraw the aid associated with the breeding of fighting bulls.
The PSOE (Social Democratic Party) senator Miguel Ángel Vázquez has reproached the “popular” [the conservative Popular Party] for bringing to the Upper House “a bull already fought” with the intention of “rivaling the extreme right in the field of identity”, and he has described as “authentic nonsense” to link the defense of bullfighting to fundamental rights, although he has recognized that bullfighting is “an ingrained tradition.”
Finally, he has finished explaining that they would vote against because the position of the PSOE in the face of bullfighting is that of “neither promoting nor prohibiting.” (!!!)
Along the same lines, the senator of “Adelante” Andalucía María Pilar González has confirmed that her group would vote against it, claiming that “We deny the strategic, historical and cultural value of bullfighting.”
In addition, the senator of “Junts Per Catalunya” Assumpció Castellví has assured that “The bull suffers pain, under no circumstances can it be said that the animal does not suffer”, he stressed.
The only one who has aligned himself with the PP’s motion has been the Vox ((right-wing populist party) senator Jacobo González-Robatto who has defined Bullfighting as an “essential part of Spanish cultural heritage” and has lamented that it has been a sector “very punished by the pandemic” and by “the management” of the Government.
“For you bullfighting is violence and Otegui [a Basque politician] a man of peace, we are going badly,” he added.
And I mean…The Spaniards should be proud of the committee’s refusal to recognize this primitive and bloody spectacle as a “sign of Spanish identity”.
Not all Spaniards are lacking in empathy and education like the corrupt garden gnomes of PP, Vox, and PSOE.
The majority reject bullfighting, only a bunch of idiots still believes in bullfighting, and they are proud of this primitive culture of prehistoric men.
Bullfights and celebrations with bulls or other animals have nothing to do with culture or art!
We are very close, not least thanks to Corona, to ban this barbaric industry once and for all.
My best regards to all, Venus