What are “bloodless” or Portuguese bullfights, and are they legal in the U.S.?

So-called “bloodless” bullfights, legal in many U.S. states, involve teasing and attacking the bull. Although tormenting and abusing the animal is part of the show, killing must be done outside the arena. But just like regular bullfights, bloodless bullfights send the message that animals are nothing more than objects for us to abuse at will.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind