On one hand, there is the opposition of all animal welfare groups worldwide. On the other, there is the fear, the anguish, that the “Bullfighting empire” will be shattered and collapse forever. Animal-rights activists and all civilised people rightly believe that this industry of blood and death, the undignified spectacle offered to uninformed tourists, only hides the economic interests falsely concealed by the word “culture”, a word that the intellectual Mafia desperately repeats over and over again. Culture? Why is the National Commission (for the bullfighting business), despite the intervention of animal-rights activists, preparing a national plan to save bullfighting? And why is the Spanish government declaring a law to re-establish and protect bullfighting as national cultural heritage, while undermining the intelligence, mental development and modern spirit of the Spanish people who care very little about this stupid and tragic “enactment”?
In this law (18/2013 of 12 November 2013), the terms “cultural” and “culture” are repeated thirty times; culture is clung onto by the lords of bullfighting for purely economic reasons, to obtain the grant from the government which annually allocates € 571 million, and European Commission funding, € 129 million through the Common Agricultural Policy.