Sunday, 18 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Week 2 Day2/Activity 2

Monday 19 December 2016

Task - Activity 2
One of the most popular activities in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is called ‘Bullfighting.’ It has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. In bullfighting people called ‘toreros and ‘matadors’ fight with a live bull. The toreros do most of the fighting and, ultimately, capture the bull and tie it up. Once it has been caught, the matador joins the fight and kills the bull. Although most toreros and matadors are men, there are some women who also compete in the sport.
Not everyone supports bullfighting in Spain. In fact, about 30% of the population want it to be banned (stopped) completely. What do you think? On your blog tell us whether or not you think that bullfighting should be banned in Spain. Please provide, at least, two reasons to support your decision.
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In my opinion I think it shouldn’t be banned. It’s very dangerous and scary. But on the other side I think they shouldn’t ban it because it’s something they are use to and they love and enjoy it. Also it’s their traditional way.


  1. HI Caroline,

    I like your Opinion it's really the way bullfighting should not be ban because it is Spains traditional way... even though I dislike the thought of bullfighting...Anyways Keep the great work up and remember to blog!

  2. Kia ora Caroline,

    Thank you for sharing your opinion. I like that you respect their traditions and value their customs. It's good to keep an open mind when travelling to new countries.

    Although it is a long-held Spanish tradition, the bulls are put through an enormous amount of cruelty leading up to the fight. This is done to help dull their senses to give the matador the advantage in the bullfighting ring. Once in the ring, as you can see by the picture the bulls are then often cut by the matadors and many of the bulls do not survive unfortunately. Which is why some people in Spain would like to see it banned.

    Often we find ourselves holding onto traditions because we have always done it that way, but it's always a good thing to think about our actions and whether or not we're doing the right thing :-)

    Keep up your blogging Caroline, I'm really enjoying your Summer Learning Journey so far!