Sunday, 18 December 2016

Week 1 Day 2 Activity 2 by Ashleigh

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.

I think we should banned this activity because I believe that bull does not want to get kill by human and everybody and animals do not want to get hurt. The bulls do have their own family and their friends, and also this is danger because some of the toreros or matadors get kill by a bull, I said that because I found a video to prove that link.


  1. Ola Ashleigh!

    I really agree with you! The bull fighting is like torture for the animals and dangerous for the people. I think that even when we kill cows for meat, it should be quick and painless, so the cow doesn't get scared or upset. It is the least we can do.

    But at the same time, I might ask you, if we had a tradition (like Christmas for example) and the rest of the world was saying we shouldn't do it, do you think that would be fair? In Spain, 70% of people like or don't care about bull fighting, so should we be allowed to tell them what to do with their tradition?

    I wonder what your thoughts on that are...


    1. Hi Mr Barlow!

      I think that other country should not join the debate that Spain had about bull fighting. So I think you should not care about other country think about that we should not have X - mas because we are the country whose doing it and we are the country need to pay for the decoration, so I don't think that we should care about what other country think about something that only NZ have.

    2. Interesting answer Ashleigh! I asked Charlie to come have a look at this conversation too, so maybe she'll comment too : )

    3. Thanks for posting such a good question, Mark. It really made me think about traditions and the importance of thinking carefully and critically about why we do things rather than simply accepting things at 'face value' (without questioning them).

      This is an excellent example of critical thinking, Ashleigh.

      Way to go!


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