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    Default Re: Gored in the throat during bullfight

    It is basically a ritual killing of the bull so in a way, the bull gets some glory by going out in a fight with Man.

    I attended a bullfight at the exact same stadium Plaza de Toros las Ventas in Madrid and the thing that you can't experience in pictures is the smell of sweat and blood pervading the entire stadium when the first spears from the mounted Picadores go into the bull. This softens up the bull for the killing act by the Matadores.

    By the time the Matadores reenters the ring with his red cape and sword, the bull is already exhausted and bleeding to death from the lances stuck in it. Even if it wins against the Matadores, it has already been fatally wounded anyway.

    Still, compared to a cow in an abattoir or when you cut the throat of a lamb for Puasa, the bull is given the opportunity to go down fighting.
    Last edited by cutter; 30th May 2010 at 09:11 AM.

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    Don't know if it is appropriate to post this (mod, please delete if inappropriate) :

    A couple went to the bull fight and after the bull fight, went to a nearby restuarant for dinner. The husband asked the waiter what is their specialty. The waiter recommended (can't remember the specialty name in spanish) the bull's testicles. The couple then asked about it and the waiter promised them if it is no good, they need not pay for it. So the story goes the couple enjoyed it totally and went back a couple of times and ordered the same dish everytime. Then, the last time they went, they found that the testicles were quite small in size and asked the waiter about it. The waiter answered "The matadore don't win all the time "
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    Default Re: Gored in the throat during bullfight

    0-1 in favor of the bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutter View Post
    It is basically a ritual killing of the bull so in a way, the bull gets some glory by going out in a fight with Man.

    I attended a bullfight at the exact same stadium Plaza de Toros las Ventas in Madrid and the thing that you can't experience in pictures is the smell of sweat and blood pervading the entire stadium when the first spears from the mounted Picadores go into the bull. This softens up the bull for the killing act by the Matadores.

    By the time the Matadores reenters the ring with his red cape and sword, the bull is already exhausted and bleeding to death from the lances stuck in it. Even if it wins against the Matadores, it has already been fatally wounded anyway.

    Still, compared to a cow in an abattoir or when you cut the throat of a lamb for Puasa, the bull is given the opportunity to go down fighting.
    Personally I do think theres a difference between the slaughter of an animal for food, and its ritualistic killing. And that a matador can then wayang and act hero when killing a bull that is already near death because of the earlier spearing by the mounted picadores..

    (OT, but kinda reminded me of the scene in 'Gladiator' where Max is stabbed b4 his fight..)
    I cheered when another Matador was gored last month after killing 4 bulls, and fighting his fifth. I now salute this bull, take a few with you for the fallen..

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    whoa pukingly graphic !!!! ha ha ha !!! at least the bull had its shot before its own end

    sorry cannot feel any sympathy for the matadore .....
    Last edited by ed9119; 31st May 2010 at 03:03 PM.
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