We certainly don't condone the act of bullfighting! We find it pretty uncool to run an animal around before killing it.
But it definitely is something many people are fond of–especially in Spain!
Which is why people are freaking when they realized that Youtube is taking down the gory parts of bull fights. The parts where there is no blood are still on there, but any slayings are down indefinitely!
Youtube spokespeople said:
"[Our guidelines say] don't post videos showing bad stuff like animal abuse, drug abuse, or bomb making. [We] reserved the right to remove any video which does not comply with these terms and conditions".
Well, bullfighting fans are freaking out!
An online petition has been created to call on Youtube to reinstate the bloody videos!
Here's what the petition says:
"Bullfighting is art and culture, it is a magical rite of life, a just and honourable way of life where man and bull combine to create unique and unrepeatable moments."
The petition has garnered 2,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.
Is this an attack on free speech? Or does Youtube have the right to take down videos as they deem fit?
Let us know what you think!!!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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