The bullfighting is the discipline which consists in maintaining a kind of contest with a bull . A man, on foot or on horseback, annoys the animal to enrage him and then demonstrates his skill by dodging its onslaught. Usually the practice culminates with the bull murder .
Many consider bullfighting to be a art , although others denounce the practice by cruelty It implies towards animals. The rituals and events linked to bullfighting are very old, dating back to the Prehistory .
Bullfighting can be understood as all the culture that develops around the activity and that includes typical clothing, the use of certain instruments or weapons, animal husbandry, etc.
From its prehistoric origins, bullfighting is associated with the courage : he man Show your courage when facing the bull. At present, the practice is also linked to aesthetic issues, since the movements made by the killer are taken into account.
Bullfighting, in past decades especially, managed to become a reference in the country and even one of its attractions. Thus, for example, there were illustrious characters who arrived in Spain and whose main objective was to attend bullfights because they were excited. We are referring to celebrities like Ernest Hemingway or Ava Gardner.
In many cases, these celebrities wanted to meet the bullfighters of the moment, but the list of bulls killers throughout history has been vast. However, among those who have achieved greater success and relevance are Manolete, Paquirri, José Tomás, Juan Belmonte, Antonio Bienvenida, Luis Miguel Dominguín, Paco Camino, Joselito el Gallo ... Many of these have seen how their descendants followed in their footsteps. This would be the case of Paquirri, whose two eldest sons are also bullfighters: Francisco Rivera and Cayetano Rivera, who are also grandchildren by the mother of the also killer Antonio Ordoñez.
Today bullfighting is developed through the activity known as bullfight . Very popular in Spain , bullfights develop in a specific enclosure (called bullring ) and involve the participation of several people , being the most important in the ceremony the bullfighter or matador . At the end of the bullfight, the animal dies.
Due to its characteristics, there is an important worldwide movement that opposes bullfighting and has even achieved ban it In many regions. Bullfighting advocates, on the other hand, ensure that the bull's treatment is not so cruel and argue that the practice allows the subsistence of the breed known as fighting bull .
Specifically, those who are in favor of what, reminiscent of the past, in Spain is known as a "national holiday" in many sectors also establish that it is a duel face to face, the man before the animal. Moreover, they add that they love the bull and that it is born precisely to end their life in a ring.
However, as we have mentioned, many people and groups are against bullfighting because they consider it a cruel animal murder. Thus, it is precisely explained why in recent years the number of Spanish citizens who support the PACMA Party, the Animalist Party, has increased, which is defined as “defender of animal rights, environmental protection and social justice” .