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Why do bulls hate red?

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Bulls do not hate the color red, as they do not demonstrate any color preference. It is a common misconception that bulls hate the color red, which is promoted by Spanish matadors waving red capes in front of the bulls in a bullfighting arena.

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Bulls charge at the object that moves the most. They charge at the traditional red capes of Spanish matadors because the capes are moving more than the matadors themselves. Experiments show that bulls react the same to red, white, and blue flags. Regardless of the color of the flag, the wild waving is a necessary component for drawing out an aggressive response from the bull.

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