Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/19

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Subject: [Leica] a bull got out of the ring
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:36:26 +0200
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Indeed, Catalonia has just banned bull fighting, from 1/1/2012. Partly 
because of animal welfare considerations and partly because of the Catalan 
nationalism considerations--bull fighting is seen as a Spanish, Castillan 
tradition, so for some Catalans it is yet another way to flick the bird at 

As for the injuries: of course nobody likes to see a 10-year old get hurt. 
But for example when they have the annual running of the bulls through the 
streets of Pamplona and other places, and I hear that one of the runners has 
been hurt or killed, I feel absolutely no compassion. He took a risk and 
lost (it is always men). And the event should not be happening in the first 
place. Some traditions are nice, others (like bull fighting and say, public 
hangings) do not belong in a civilised society.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Aug 20, 2010, at 6:20 AM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:

> It is an amazing news photograph as Leo has said. Don't you guys think that
> some of these remarks are just a little bit reactionary??? Every sympathy
> for the bull but maybe wishing that people were injured seems a bit harsh.
> According to the versions of the news article here at least, one of those
> injured was a 10 year old boy.
> I don't support bullfighting or cruelty to any animal of course. I read
> recently that the Catalan parliament (Barcelona, home of our Lluis) has
> moved to get rid of it recently too. Now for Spain to follow suit.
> Cheers
> Geoff

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