"Africa Begins at the Pyrenees": Moral Outrage, Hypocrisy, and the Spanish Bullfight

@article{Bailey2007AfricaBA,
  title={"Africa Begins at the Pyrenees": Moral Outrage, Hypocrisy, and the Spanish Bullfight},
  author={C. Bailey},
  journal={Ethics & the Environment},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={23 - 37}
}
  • C. Bailey
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Ethics & the Environment
The long history of criticism directed at bullfighting usually suggests that there is something especially morally noxious about it. I analyze the claims that bullfighting is distinctively immoral, comparing it to more widely accepted practices such as the slaughtering of animals for food. I conclude that, while bullfighting is horrific, the emphasis on it as especially "uncivilized" may serve to disguise the similarities that it has with other practices that also depend on animal suffering. I… Expand
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