As the bullfighting is something that strongly represents the whole Andalusia, I was tempted to visit it during my vacation there. There were poster all around Seville about 2 young matadors that should perform on Friday evening, and since it was possible to get very cheap tickets, we decided to take a look. Although I prepared myself by watching novices performing on spanish tv channel, and i was also reading a bit about the whole procedure, it didn't look that bad to me, so I was very curious. Some locals warned me that it may not be the best thing to do while in Seville, since it is really a matter of taste. After 10 minutes inside the arena, watching the show, I was so sad and disappointed, and I wanted to leave. Still, out of respect to my accompanying person, i stayed there for almost 3 hours. That was painful. I was not sorry for the people in the ring, they were there voluntarily, but I felt extremely sorry for the poor animals (not only bulls but also the horses), that by no means deserved such treatment only for the sake of cheap fun for careless people. The show is extremely cruel. Horses get kicked and downtrow by bulls, and since their eyes are covered, they have no idea where are they or what happens. Bulls are stabbed like hundred of times during the show, on many different ways, they bleed around to dead, and seems that audience really does not care. People come prepared as for the Sunday service, and many of them use the opportunity to socialize around and have fun. Of course, there is a lot of those that are really into the fight. it could be that someone will describe the same experience as excellent, but anyone who is against violence and feel sorry for animals suffering should certainly avoid it. in modern times that we live in, such customs deserve to be forgotten.
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