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No excuse for bullfights- And some historical truths


Socio- historical issues have always been a major concern of artists. A lot has been said through the ages about the controversial tradition of bullfights in hispanic cultures. The supporters of this brutal “game” claim it is deeply rooted in their tradition, going back to ancient times, during the Minoan times in Crete. So let’s break down the myth… In their attempt to justify  bullfights, the Spaniards sometimes invoke, as a starting point for bullfights, the celebrations with  bulls that took place in Minoan Crete(2000 BC-1450 BC). This belief is both historically and culturally inaccurate. In bullfights, when the bull […]