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Despite its inherently cruel nature, bullfighting is still considered a “tradition” and a form of popular entertainment in Spain, Portugal, and elsewhere.

The practice is inhumane from beginning to end, even prior to the steer’s entrance in the fighting ring.

About two days before the actual fight, a bull is tormented and tortured to weaken him, leaving him very little chance to effectively defend himself against the matador during the fight, who stabs him with long harpoons until eventually a sword is driven into his heart.

This type of spectacle, based more in dominance than tradition, has recently been denounced by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child as going against the rights of children.

The committee has recommended that children should not “attend or participate in bullfighting events because of their extreme violence,” as PETA UK reports.

This is the UN’s first major decision on the matter since the committee has begun analyzing “whether bullfighting countries respect the Rights of the Child,” which are universal values applicable to all the world’s countries, according to CAS International.

The committee’s statement is in reference to Portugal in particular, which was the first county examined by the committee that allows children to attend fights and bullfighting schools.

Yet, the UN’s announcement has more profound implications as it publicly shows that bullfighting needs to be looked at more closely, especially in terms of how it can contribute to desensitizing people to animal abuse. The statement is a step in the right direction, and is a welcomed start to a hopefully effective study on the true nature of bullfighting.

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20 comments on “UN Declares Bullfighting Goes Against Children’s Rights”

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Judith St John
2 Years Ago

Amen !! Wth were these ppl thinkin t begin wit ?!!!

Brenda May
2 Years Ago

Tradition doesn't make it right!

Jam Iro Cat
2 Years Ago

never mind the animal's rights. :P

Al Ro
2 Years Ago

it should b against the law. should b banned.. not just not suitable for children

Kelly A Allen
2 Years Ago

Bull fighting belongs with the dinosaurs.... In the past!

Vickie Smith
2 Years Ago

What about against bull rights and what about sadistic abuse?

Lynn Chaplar Carroll
2 Years Ago

GOOD!!!!!! ANY person that Mistreats ANY animal Should have this done to them & Worse!!!!! Al they are is a bunch of Bullies & COWARDS!!!!

Yvonne Robertson
2 Years Ago

This is no sport! The bull doesn't't have a prayer. Let's ban this disgusting activity.

Stela Maricic
2 Years Ago

Catalonia banned , so the rest of Spain, France, Mexico should ban it definitely as well! I hope that this horrible act of animal cruelty will end up soon!

Bridget Rene Holmes
2 Years Ago

I hope you're all also pro-life!!! If you're not...you're a hypocrite!


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