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Bullfight Theme 'Distasteful'

December 21, 1986

I read and heard about the city of Carson's unfortunate plan to have bullfighting as the theme for their Tournament of Roses parade float. How distasteful! Isn't there enough cruelty and inhumanity and exploitation in this world already without encouraging the acceptance of an ancient medieval barbarism such as the impaling and slaughtering in public of a noble animal, the bull, rendered defenseless by ignoble, inhumane people?

Are people in America to be subjected to the re-activation of those inhumane practices such as bullfighting, dog and cockfighting . . . ? Must we encourage these illegal and medieval practices in 1987? Please no!

ELAINE LIVESEY-FASSEL

West Los Angeles

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