Spain's national RTVE TV broadcaster bans bullfighting taking the lead in protecting children from nasty TV broadcasting and TV that’s not fit for children’s un-like British TV and many European countries that show violence and smutty unnecessary sexual TV ads to our children and wonder why children they think being violent is ok
Spain's leading TV broadcaster said it will no longer show the country's centuries-old tradition of bullfighting in order to protect children from viewing violence.
Spain's state network, RTVE, lists its new ban on transmitting bullfighting programs under a chapter called "Violence with animals" in its latest stylebook and says it "will not broadcast bullfighting."
One of the reasons given by RTVE is that bullfights "generally coincide with hours protected or specially protected for young viewers."
"Children can view violence exerted over animals with anxiety and we must therefore avoid it by all means," the stylebook says.
Spain has seen a fierce debate over the blood-soaked pageant that has fascinated artists and writers such as Goya, Hemingway and Pablo Picasso why I can’t see it there is nothing fascinating about watch the poor bull being tortured but only to the sick minded, before these bulls go into the arena they are subjected to horrendous torture and suffering in pens, large spiked needle being stabbed into them to weaken them.
In July, the influential North-eastern region of Catalonia became the second Spanish region to ban bullfighting, joining the Canary Islands, which outlawed the practice in 1991.
The broadcaster has not broadcast bullfighting in any of its programs for months, citing low audience ratings and budget problems over expensive outdoor locations shooting.
Now RTVE has confirmed it is slicing all links with an activity that many Spaniards revere as an art form while others like the London Times consider it a cruel and archaic blood sport with no place in our modern society of today.
Bulls have been a potent symbol in Spain since prehistoric times, when early human settlers painted images of them on ancient cave walls such as those at Altamira more than 13,000 years old in the north of the country, one has to wonder when did man decide it would be fun to start killing them in the way that they have? In this so called meant to be 21st century, instead of men involving he seems to be uninvolving with mindless violence not only to our animal world, but to himself?