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date: 16 July 2019


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Timothy MitchellTimothy MITCHELL

Bullfighting is focused in Spain and Spanish culture but it is also popular in several other nations in Southern Europe and Central and South America. Bullfighting has been celebrated in literature, art, and film as a display of masculinity—in which fans shout out their disapproval if they perceive that a bull is being mistreated before its death—and a dramatic display of key elements of Spanish culture. It has also been criticized as a cruel and brutal sport that should be banned. Approximately ten thousand bullfights are held worldwide in any given year. ...

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