Firstly, you have the bullfighting. I know you’re probably thinking of a man jumping about throwing spears or something at a single bull, and I promise you, I don’t like that either. I was very skeptical when I first heard about ’bullfights’, but it turned out to be a bit different from what I expected: The actual bulls ’fight’ (it’s mostly bashing their horns together — covered so they can’t hurt each other — and roaring at each other a lot) for a bit, go home and collect a big meal; as far as I can tell, they very much enjoy the whole thing as long as it’s just once in a while… which isn’t a huge surprise from animals that will charge after the nearest person if you catch them in the wrong mood. Nobody gets hurt, or else I wouldn’t be talking about this. They’re meant to fight to a draw, and the handlers go in to break up the fight (which is part of the show itself, really).
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