The story of the wild breeding has more than three centuries since the Spanish breeders started selecting the bulls for bullfighting in the eighteenth century; We are, therefore, to the world's oldest cattle breeders.
The bull is considered the most representative emblem of Spain outside our frontiers. Such is its appeal that has been exported to neighboring countries: Portugal and France, and has arrived to the American Continent.
There is an anti-bullfighting movement that is totally against the cruelty that the bulls experience. The bull advocates maintain that if it were not for the bullfights, the brave bulls would have extinguished. Bullfights are popular all over Spain. Pamplona´s Bullfight Arena is only open during the San Fermin Festival.