Bullfighting has been the subject of much debate in terms of animal cruelty over the years. Yet, even to this day, it’s still an incredibly popular sport. A lot of Spanish people say they hate the sport, but there is no doubting its overall following. If it’s on the television in a bar, you’ll find the people are automatically glued to it.
While most people who have never seen a bullfight, say it’s cruel and unnecessary, aficionados of bullfighting say the bull is always better off dying at the hands of a matador (killer) than in the abattoir. The corrida (bullfight) is about many things; death, bravery, skill, and also very importantly, performance and showmanship.
“La Lidea”, the art of bullfighting has a long history. It dates back to the mid 18th century. Pedro Romero is widely regarded as the world’s greatest bullfighter (torero). He was in his late seventies when he was appointed director of Escuela de Tauromaquia de Sevilla, the country’s first bullfighter’s college.
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