Experts weigh in on bullfighting debate

The future of Medellín’s Bullfighting Festival will begin to take shape on Friday when Council starts debating the bill aimed at eliminating pain, suffering and death of a bull during the fight.

For Victor Diusabá, one of the country’s most respected bullfighting commentators, the festival is an age-old cultural expression (…) a ritual. Its essence is the fight between man and a unique animal such as the fighting bull using artistic, aesthetic and ethical elements (…)”

But animal rights activist, Natalia Parra, insists on the need to protect bulls against pain and suffering, freeing them from what she refers to as a “tribute to death”.

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