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The Horses of the Spanish Bullfight

March 2018 by Associate Professor Kirrilly Thompson, PhD (Social Sciences), CQUni Appleton Institute, South Australia

What is mounted bullfighting (rejoneo)? It is easy to condemn the things we don’t understand, but without understanding, there is little hope for change. 

The bullfight is one of the most contentious animal-related activities in the world, but it is not the only one; eating meat is another, as is Thoroughbred horse racing. 

Those who follow such debates will know they are surrounded by a whole lot of myth and misinformation and, even though the anti-bullfighting movement is focused on cruelty to bulls, horses are also involved.