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Originally posted by 46ACE
Kinda' hard to blame the bull isn't it(?)He's fighting for his life.
Originally posted by stopmakingsense
i like when monkeys hurt people too.
thats probably my favourite
Bullfighting is illegal in the United States but legal in other countries, such as Mexico, Spain, and South America. Bullfighting is a battle between bull and matador, in which the bull is always destined to lose. Before the fight, bulls languish in pens that lack sunlight, food, and water and are commonly fed laxatives or drugs to debilitate them. During the fights, the bulls are weakened by assorted weapons and then the matador comes in to the ring to finish him off.
The tourist trade encourages frequent bullfights. Many American and European tourists attend these fights while abroad. To protest bullfighting, write to the embassies of Spain and Mexico, telling them you will not visit their countries until they outlaw this practice.
In July 2010, the region of Catalonia in Spain voted to outlaw bullfighting. It is expected to disappear in the region by the year 2012. Animal rights activists hope a worldwide ban is in our future.
It's probably in Portugal, where most bullfights are Portuguese style, but it's possible that it was in Spain, France or Mexico. Those things on the bull's back are not swords (I wonder why everybody that talks about bullfight call them swords, then don't look like swords), the are called "badarilhas" in Portuguese or "banderillas" in Spanish, meaning "little flags", and they are more like small harpoons, with a barbed point, so they do not fall.
Originally posted by RizeorDie
This video of bullfighting in Spain shows a very big bull with at least 5 swords through its back.
The "idiot" doesn't "end up" in front of the bull, the whole idea of the "pega de caras" is for those "idiots" to grab the bull by the horns.
Its bleeding and in pain. one idiot ends up in front of the bull face to face.
No, they are supposed to stop for a moment, before starting to walk back, while looking at the bull and trying to understand how the bull will hit them. In this case his judgement failed him, as he didn't anticipated that the bull would raise the head just before hitting (many do that, and the "forcado" should have understood that from watching the bull while other toreadores (either on foot on at horse back) were putting the "badarilhas" on the bull.
judging by his body language, he froze.
Probably no broken bones, as far as I could see he was hit twice on the head, the first time by the bull's head and the second by the right horn.
His friends arrive to help, keep in mind that they cant risk moving him, at that stage he surely has a few broken bones. and the bull was freely roaming the ring.
Probably not, the bull's life, before the fight, was passed roaming large open areas that are prepare just for that, where they run freely until they are sent to the arena.
Distractions ended in failure. The bull returns for a 3rd round. and then it happens. the bullfighters create a human shield around their injured friend. probably the happiest moment in the bulls life.
The bull it's not a helpless animal, as the video shows. These bulls are fighting bulls, that's why they attack instead of returning back to the door from which they entered.
I got a mixed feeling from this video, one side thought poor human, and the other side thought he deserved it. maybe its considered manly to protect a friend or someone in need, but there is nothing manly about encircling a helpless animal in a ring and terrorizing it until its death.
Nobody sees bullfight as a sport, it's seen more as an art.
this is not a sport.