Even in Spain, where bull fighting is part of the cultural fabric, more enlightened members of the public are forcing the debate to question whether it has any part to play in a 21st century civilized country. Here in Andalucía there is a small but determined group of people trying to expose animal cruelty and establish basic levels of animal rights. When I look at natural systems of being and doing they seem so much more logical and humane that I am surprised they are not adopted by everyone. In England an application for Europe’s largest indoor battery cattle farm is being considered that would allow the owner to keep over 8,000 cattle penned almost permanently in a barn – what does this attitude towards animals say about our society?
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