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Bullfighting and Animal Welfare

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Various arguments in favour of and against bullfighting are reviewed. The author advocates a thorough and knowledgeable adaptation. suppressing bloodshed and other sufferings. Through history, the evolution of bullfighting consists of a gradual trend towards the 'art for the art'. Such a solution would not only keep and even stimulate the aesthetic aspects, but has also more chances to save the animals. Strategically speaking, a fight for total suppression is unlikely to succeed anyway or will last too long.

Keywords: ANIMAL WELFARE; BULLFIGHTING; HORSES; IBERIC COUNTRIES; TRADITIONS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1992

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