Lewis Hamilton vs. Spain: The Formula 1 champion against bullfighting

The English described the Spanish custom as "disgusting". The response from the country's Ministry of Culture and Sports was not long in coming.

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"Spain, this is really disgusting." With those words, English Lewis Hamilton showed his disgust with the Spanish custom of holding bullfights and Spanish children being taught "To torture and kill bulls from the age of 14" in reference to bullfighting schools. For this last, the six-time champion of the F1 he asked the Ministry of Education Iberian abolish these enclosures ...

Hamilton exposed his annoyance against bullfighting in a series of stories on his account Instagram in which uploaded a photograph of a dead bull and dragged covered in blood after a bullfighting show with the phrase "Spain, this is really disgusting."

Bullfight"We are asking the Ministry of Education to close the bullfighting schools immediately, you can help by sharing this request", said the Mercedes driver attaching a link to the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

In this way, Hamilton joins a new social demand after being very active in recent weeks in the fight against racism in the face of the protests arising from the murder of the African-American citizen George floyd at the hands of a policeman in Minneapolis.

The pilot's claim did not take long to receive a response from the Ministry of Culture and Sports from Spain through Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes, your maximum responsible.

“Fernando de los Ríos used to say that sometimes in human societies what is needed is the revolution of respect, and it is true. Sometimes we have to appeal to respect. I do not like that type of statements that are offensive, they attack people who have a liking and a positive feeling towards a practice that in our country has cultural consideration ”, said the minister.

“All opinions are respectable but must be expressed with respect. I regret these statements by Hamilton, a fantastic driver, but it is a shame that these statements are made in public life because they do not help ", Anadio.

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