Should have done my homework first, but you’d expect some blood somewhere, and there isn’t any, ANYWHERE in these photos. Plus it looks like the horn is just placed over top of the guy, looks photoshopped but isn’t, just googled, and found the video… I usually hate it when people cry wolf, but this photo looks too fake to not…
Of course they killed the bull. That’s the whole point of this “Sport”!
I say we secretly train Bulls to do this every time! In the face and rectally too!
Those jerks deserve it for their cruelty! And so do the fans!
FYI, do a little research before making claims of animal torture. Often these animals are well fed and taken care of. Anyone stepping into an arena/ring with a bull knows there are risks. I don’t feel sorry for either of them.
“FYI, do a little research before making claims of animal torture. Often these animals are well fed and taken care of. Anyone stepping into an arena/ring with a bull knows there are risks. I don’t feel sorry for either of them.”
It doesn’t matter that they’re well fed and taken care of before they die. When they’re put in the ring and provoked using spears and then stabbed repeatedly until they die then it’s abuse. You can’t torture an animal to death and then claim it’s not abuse because you didn’t torture it while you raised it.
They cut the bull’s shoulder muscles so he can’t attack well like a bull does; by getting his head under the “victim” and throwing the vic into the air then stomping it, this gives the bullfighter half a chance, even then, the bull sometimes wins…then they kill him for winning.
you know these bulls are treated varry well up untill the time of the match. man is a barbaric animal. we enjoy it when two guys fight each other via mma or wrestling. but this bull can kill just by stepping on you and he wants to fight it. i say go ahead. shiit like this can happen to you when you mess with natures super heavy weights.
the things that happend to this bull are only slightly diffrent than what would have happened to him in a slaughter house. only here every single part of the bull is used for something afterwards. its sprit is honored and its body used.
not like in a slaughter house were all the parts that wont be eaten will be thrown away and wasted.
I don’t feel sorry for that guy at all. He got what was coming to him and it’s great to see the bull at least got a little payback in before it was inevitably killed.
I fail to see any point or entertainment value whatsoever in bullfighting. It may be a tradition, but it’s one that needs to be consigned to the history books.
the whole blood claims, if you watch the video of it he wasnt even bleeding as he walked out of the ring. Idk how not, it went through his toungue, there are major arteries in your toungue and if you hit it you die. thats why you arnt supposed to pierce your own toungue.
its a miracle i guess
I rank bull fighting right up there with dog and cock fighting, the people involved should be put down like a rabid animal. They are not man enough to fight another man so they fight dumb animals instead, cowards, plain and simple.
No sympathy for the bullfighter here. The poor bull had 5 bloody swords hanging out of him. He was scared and in pain and awaiting a horrible fate just so these jerks can get their jollies by killing a bull. I hate bullfighting. It’s disgusting.
Why are so many people calling fake even after the links to news broadcasts are post? Everyones the expert, except when theyr bloody wrong. I remember this on the news fairly recently, guy deserved it and more.
To all those that are crying “Karma is a bitch” and “I hate cruelty to animals” Let’s try to keep one thing in perspective here, this is a HUMAN being. Animals were put on this planet to serve us. I personally could not do such a thing, but I certainly won’t stand here and say that he got what he deserved, he was simply doing something that is viewed with great respect in his country.
Let’s worry more about people, take care of each other and the rest will sort its self out.
@Uckheavy…So what he is a human being…he is TORTURING an other living being for fun. So I agree it is well deserved. And so what if it is “respected” in Spain? It is respected in other countries to cut of a thieves hand…that makes it ok? And who said that animlas were put here to serve us? What the hell are you? Some bible freak?
The guy survived…guess he got lucky. Next time he might not be.
To all of you that think this is a “sport” or “culture” that should be preserved… Do you know what happens prior to a bull fight, as if the act itself were not bad enough?
The bulls are starved for several days (upwards of 5-6 days)… the day of the fight they are run through the streets or around in a pen for hours until exhausted… then the bull is brought into the ring where 3 or more “banderilleros” and 2 or more “picadores” wear the bull out further, running it into walls, piercing the strong muscles of the neck and back (5-10 deep plunges of the spear several left in for “color”) that it would normally use for defense to lunge and toss its attacker. This bleeds the last of the strength reserves from the animal while the matador watches for any inherent weaknesses, and the crowd of onlookers “ooohs” and “ahhhs”. Finally when the matador thinks he can make a show of it, typically just before the bull flops over anyway, he “boldly” steps out into the ring and makes a spectacle of further torturing and killing a half blind, starving, exhausted, severely cripple yet noble creature that has the capacity to feel and fear and the drive to live just as strongly as any of us. Does that excite you? You find pleasure in this?! Just think about it for a moment please.
- Brigid Brophy said-
“I don’t hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice – and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.”
I agree with her… we are caretakers of our planet not overlords of all we survey, though we are given the power to be.
2. The bull can KILL HIM TOO. This is not a one way street. After the bull is killed it is honored, North America is (for the most part) the only area where generally speaking, the animal isn’t entirely honored.
3. I swear to god, if some one calls fake after the news reports and videos are posted (SEVERAL TIMES) I might tweak.
Bearbaiting used to be part of our culture. Now not. Fox hunting was until recently a legitimate part of English culture. Now not. Most of us have moved on from killing animals for fun. Ask Michael Vick.
It is only a sport if all the competitors know and accept the risks. And while there is a risk to the matador, the bull always dies.
DeeWitch, no I am not a “bible freak”. I just think that is very wrong for people to wish for the death or maiming of a human being over this sort of thing. Sure I feel sorry for the animal, doesn’t mean I am happy the man was hurt, just means this time it was a bad situation all around.
To muppets on the bull fighters side ….. get a life you morons this idiot had a choice to either get in the ring with the bull or not, so yes KARMA is a bitch. (the bull had no choice)
To the EMT and others ….. theres not always blood when things get pierced but the blood comes when the offending item is removed. (hence the reason railings get cut and moved with a victim to the hospital).
As for this being a culture, lets all begin a new culture, throw all these idiots in a ring and then put healthy uninjured bulls,bears and any other animal that they think is ok to torture in with them, then we can all stand there and laugh and cheer for the animals.
I say the dumbfuck numbnut got, at least part of, what he deserved. It is a terrible shame the bull had to endure everything it was put through not to mention still dieing even after it technically should have won the match. I’m no bible thumper and to be honest I neither agree with nor believe in anything even associated with the bible. However, with that said ANY human being that takes pleasure in the pain of another living creature (whether or not they are just spectators and take no part in it or the actual morons doing the deed.); Especially if the ‘justification’ for it is that it is some ritual belief, national past time, or even just a ‘sport’. I think everyone involved should be tortured 10x as badly as the creature they wish to inflict said pain upon. And yes that even includes, but is not limited to, the moronic so called ‘sports’ of boxing, wrestling, street fighting, among many others.