I am a Spaniard but I don’t like bullfights. Not only I don’t like them; I think they should disappear, as public executions in the town square have disappeared from most developed countries.
Bullfights have declined in popularity and frequency quite a lot in the last few decades, fortunately. However, they seem to move enough amounts of money as to keep working. There is a segment of the population who like and support them, too.
I guess people also supported and liked public executions in the town square a few centuries ago. But, eventually, they died or just shut up. Laws against barbaric practices were passed and the “tradition” thus forgotten. It would be nice to see bullfighting go the same way: forbidden by law and forgotten by people.
Some people would disagree with me arguing that bullfighting is a tradition, part of their identity, and abolishing it would kill their roots and break their connection to the community. Or something like that. Well, I guess that abolishing public executions also broke the tradition and killed some roots. It’d better.
I am not going to enumerate here the reasons why I think like this; plenty of details have been described elsewhere. If you think like me and can read/write Spanish, drop by this web site and post something.