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Spanish Street Dogs; the other Waifs and Strays is about the many and varied dogs that we find around our village. Many are abandonados, some are just plain lost, all are real characters, mostly streetwise but occasionally foolhardy. These are some of the stories...

Waifs and Strays... and the Bloodlust continues...
23 August 2014 @ 03:18

Seems unbelievable that another year has passed. A year in which this blog has been dormant. It seems that one year on nothing has changed... the Torneo Toro de la Vega so despised by so many thousands of people worldwide, an 'event' which under any other circumstances would be considered illegal will once again take place in Tordesillas  Mierdasillas near Valladolid. Because this bloodlust carnival has been dcelared to be of Cultural interest, it will take place legally on September 16th. The irony is that the bull selected for this years ritual torture, slaughter and mutilation is called 'Elegido'... literally 'The Chosen One.'

There are times when this country disgusts me; supposedly enlightened and civillised, events such as this just go to show how backward Spain is in so many respects.

Meanwhile in another part of Spain just outside Alicante a City Council has decided to reintroduce bullfighting (having previously voted to ban the so called spectacle), for no other reason than to give some use for the bullring which has stood empty and unused for the last two years or more. To the mayor and the city planners I would say IF THE BUILDING IS THAT MUCH OF AN EMBARRASSMENT PULL THE DAMN THING DOWN. One has to wonder how many brown envelopes changed hands whilst this about face was being considered.

I reiterate my opinion that in the 21st Century no form of animal exploitation for human entertainment is acceptable, be it any form of bullfighting, circus animals, the use of real mules and donkeys on childrens roundabouts, killer whales and dolphins held in captivity in aquariums, the whole damn scene is obscene and needs to be stopped.

Its not art, its not sport, its NOT culture, its a medieval tradition that appeals to that most base of all human instincts,the desire to inflict pain,injury and death to so called lower forms of life. SPECIESISM at its worst.



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morerosado said:
23 August 2014 @ 10:35

I agree wholeheartedly with you, Foxbat! :-(

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