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Sport for Demons

Sir - You published on April 28th a letter from a Spaniard claiming that he was proud of being a Catholic and proud of enjoying bull-fights, and asserting also that bull-fighting had nothing to do with religion.

It would be more correct to say that bull-fighting - like every other blood-sport - is incompatible with true religion and morality as it means taking pleasure in the wanton infliction of pain and death on our fellow creatures.

Pope St. Pius V, in his Encyclical De salute gregis, 1567, described bull-fighting as "a spectacle for demons rather than men" and excommunicated all who took part in it.

(Rev.) B. Wrighton
Chairman, Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare

The Universe
(16/6/78)

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