Spain bullfighting into “life and death” controversial debate for 2000 years

a bullfight, it is the iconic culture in Spain, a characteristic feature of adventurous, cruel, chi mei, it reflected the pain and revelry, danger and excitement, human feelings and law, contradictions between traditional and modern, make it since the advent of widespread controversy.

today, at home and around the world, about our very own bullfight or toro (bull), is a & other; Go & throughout; With & other; Leave & throughout; In the debate.

if you are in the day of December 3, 2011 came to the Cervantes institute, rushed into the in your ear, many of them are similar & other; First catch horn to grabbed cattle! Throughout the &; , & other You become a pit bull! Throughout the &; , & other Escape to the outside of the bar & throughout; Such & other; The bull statement & throughout; .

this is the day, the Spanish bullfight art critic Antonio & middot; Lorca & middot; Ramos, ramon bullfight famous photographer & middot; Mr Rwasa and others are being held a bullfight retention or not & other; Controversy throughout the &; .

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related to the reality is that on January 1, 2012, the Spanish Catalonia will never see the traditional bullfights.

on September 25, 2011, held in Barcelona in Spain’s second-largest city in the end, a traditional bullfights. The performance, one ticket is hard to find, whether the audience a loud shout or on the matador at the time of hard struggle, all remember the vanishing in one hundred – year – old & other; Song & throughout; .

don’t understand our very own bullfight or toro (bull), you can’t understand the Spanish history

well known for its NiuWenHua in Spain, bullfighting history about the country, and even can be traced back to two thousand years ago, they first for hunted bison, and then play games with it, and then put it into the war. According to historical records, Roman Caesar’s ruled Spain bullfighting is keen on horseback.

in the next 600 years, the competitive sport has long been regarded as a symbol of bravery and hardiness, is quite popular in the Spanish aristocracy. But, by the middle of the 18th century, bourbon rule, the first king felipe v for the sport, whom he believes such easy to cause harm to the royal family of cruel sports should be banned. Since then, the traditional aristocratic patent from the palace to folk.

in 1743, the first permanent bullring, Madrid built bullfighting gradually evolved into a national recreational sport.

since then, bullfighting, gradually evolved into an industry in Spain, according to statistics has nearly 200000 employees, about 1% of the workforce. Activity organization department, clothing production and sales of auxiliary unit number, form a complete production chain.

march to September is bullfighting season every year, the Spanish national performance over the weekend, nearly 400 of the ring to attract many foreign tourists.

on the bullfight parade, loud and bold and unrestrained music with the matador at the time of admission, generally more than 20, led by two knights car-ried, say hello to the audience. Each performances have 6 bull, weight between 350-500 kg. A cow is about 20 minutes. Every sword to kill the bull in the key results of the life of the matador at the time, can obtain a crowned as a reward, if he pit also good, still can obtain oxtail a.

& other; With their bare hands with a beast on the battle of life and death, this is not only the creation of works of art, also solemn act of homage to nature. Throughout the &; Bullfighting photographer Christopher tile & middot; Allah said. Photographers, bullfighting expert ramon & middot; Mr Rwasa & middot; Ramos think pit culture is imagination, customs, rules, courage, knowledge, skills, and the sum total of material and human mode of production.

& other; Bull brings us a world full of colour, joy and dreams. People struggle with cattle shows the combination of nature and the strength, the emotion which is hard to understand and mystique. Throughout the &; Spain bullfighting critic Antonio & middot; Lorca said, in Spain, bullfighting festival now still has vitality. Held the 1724 games over the past year, Spain bullfighting, watch the Numbers behind Spain fervent football match.

the bull became the representative of the Spanish culture. Bullfight culture for centuries as drama, music and painting provides countless inspiration. The most familiar is the French composer bizet’s opera “Carmen” last, painted in 1874, it is the matador comes into play music, full of vigor and vitality, showing the matador at the time the image of the terrible natural and unrestrained and the excitement of bullfighting field active atmosphere. Because of its characteristics with march, so it is also called “matador march”.

& other; If you don’t understand our very own bullfight or toro (bull), you can’t understand the history of Spain. Throughout the &; Antonio stressed the importance of bullfighting in Spain.

a continuing controversy

however, Antonio heart is very clear, the issues raised by the bull almost as well as the pit itself has a long history.

according to relevant data show that Spain each year to kill about 50000 bull in the ring; And in Spain bullfighting history in 300, 125 recorded the matador at the time, a third & other; Died & throughout; Under the horn. This is breathtaking, cruel, chi mei characteristics of activity, which reflects the pain and revelry, danger and excitement, human feelings and law, contradictions between traditional and modern, ponder, and make it since the advent of widespread controversy.

in fact, since the 18th century was born bullfighting is under dispute, continue to debate about it until today. Cruel slaughter the bull and the human is the waste of time and life in the risk is the focus of the debate, the bull’s death is the main reason for the bullfight culture has been questioned. Every year, during a bullfight some demonstrations, denounced the bloody behavior.

in 1991, the canary islands legislation to ban bullfighting, being the first ban bullfighting in Spain.