So the bullfighting episode caused quite the controversy. Thatâ€™s good.
If you took the time to watch the episode, I address the conflict that most modern people feel about this sport.
I wish the bull didnâ€™t have to be killed.Â I had a blast with my experience without either side getting hurt. Maybe thereâ€™s a way of updating the sport without having to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Iâ€™m quite proud that I can use this blog as an open forum for both sides of the issue.Â I just wish more people would take the time to write a thoughtful and respectful opinion instead of just spewing blind rage.
Iâ€™d love to hear ideas of how the sport could be updated.Â Couldnâ€™t bullfighting learn something from fencing? Fencing was, at one time, a life-and-death sport/event that has been modernized. The death element was removed but, the excitement remained.Â Â Maybe the bullâ€™s body could be zoned and by landing blows with a sword-like instrument the bullfighter wins points.Â The competition then would be about which bullfighter has more points after a round. Â The sport is then bullfighter against bullfighter, not bullfighter against bull. Itâ€™s just an idea, but I think itâ€™s a more constructive conversation than most of the rage filled comments that accompanied the first post.
Iâ€™d love to hear some other ideas about how bullfighting could be updated.Â I really think this blog is at itâ€™s best when its trying to build new ideas instead of just tearing things down.