Spain wants to teach bullfighting in schools

Spain’s conservative national government has outlined plans to start teaching bullfighting in state schools. The courses would be optional and only available to students over the age of 16.

Bullfighting in Madrid.

Bullfighting in Madrid. Image by George Groutas / CC BY 2.0

Bullfighting has become increasingly controversial in recent years and has been targeted by animal rights activists, who consider the sport to be a cruel tradition. The move by the national government clashes with the current sentiment among many of Spain’s local governments; the practice is banned in Catalonia and the Canary Islands and left-wing coalition governments in Valencia and the Balearic Islands are also considering banning the sport.  Read more:

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