Friday, August 15, 2014

The Fight Over Bullfighting Gets Loud

Anti-bullfighting protesters yelling across the street from the Supreme Court on Ave. Septima. I didn't get a chance to ask them whether they are also in favor of humane treatment of animals raised for meat.
With young bullfighters, or novilleros, on hunger strike in favor of the fiesta brava in front of the bullfighting stadium and a court predicted to rule in favor of continued bullfights in Bogotá, bullfighting's opponents have turned out.
'Danger: Murderers Working' A new mural near the bullfighting plaza.
An anti-bullfighting bull. Bullfighting bulls, which are a special breed, simply would not exist if not for bullfighting.

A sign outside the bullfighting stadium urges support for the novice bullfighters.
Inside the bullfighting plaza, a supporter of the fiesta brava wrote ¡OLÉ! on Cesar Rincon's cape.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

1 comment:

Ally Brown said...

with all the really bad shit that happens in the world, and happens in Colombia, I don't really understand how anyone could care so much about an issue like this. And I fully expect that all of those protestors are vegetarians, because if not...