National Geographic Channel and animal cruelty

No, this isn't about Cesar Millan (although reasonable people could make it so). This is about an upcoming new series entitled Taboo. The program will expose the wider world to practices and traditions that might otherwise go unexplored by the average outsider: branding, sexual practices, cuisine.

Unfortunately, the National Geographic Channel has also chosen to offer the inhuman practice of bull "fighting" in its discourse on other cultures' practices. This is the letter I sent them regarding this choice.
I think it is disappointing that your Taboo program will apparently contain a depiction of animal abuse. Animal consumption is one issue; I am an omnivore, and acknowledge that any animal can be slaughtered with dignity and eaten or used for other goods (skin, bone, etc). I also have no complaint with responsible hunting. There is no defense, however, for baiting undomesticated animals into violence and intentionally injuring them. The promotional advertisements for the Taboo series include a clip of a young man driving swords into the back of the neck of a charging bull. This practice is offensive, to the point that even individuals living in those communities are opposing it (see: Spain, or the eventual prohibition of bear-baiting in England). While your program should open the eyes of sheltered Americans to the wideness of the world around them, Taboo should not attempt to justify animal cruelty as "just a facet of another culture."

Please consider your thoughts on the practice of bull "fighting," and make them known to the National Geographic Channel.