In Malaga, Spain, I was offered a free ticket (usually 45 euros) to go see bull fighting. My Spanish friend Javier asked me if I was aware the bull would be killed. I was shocked and said no. As he noticed my enthusiasm drop he assured me it it was a big part of Spanish culture and would be good for me to see.

At the bullfight I watched six bulls being tortured and killed as a crowd of thousands watched on.

The spectacle was a culture shock and hard to digest but the next day I went back. I wanted to try to speak to some of the people going to see the fight. Outside the bullring a group that was staging a peaceful protest and I spent the rest of my day photographing and chatting with them.

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