To the Editor:
Re “As Bullfighter Gains Honor, Peers Perceive a Grave Loss” (Madrid Journal, March 19), which describes several bullfighters’ disapproval of a Spanish Fine Arts award given to a wealthy torero:
It’s sickening that there are still people who derive entertainment from watching steel daggers being plunged into living flesh and blood.
And this orgy in sadism is termed by some as “art”!
I hope we will continue to see the decline in popularity of this remnant of Middle Ages barbarism.
Armonk, N.Y., March 19, 2009