Bullfighting is quite easy to define. On one side of the ring is a magnificent creature, as beautiful as it is strong. On the other, a man hiding behind a sheet prepared to kill the animal for the sake of selling tickets to the next massacre.
Corrida de toros, as it’s called in the Spanish-speaking countries that host the bloody events, was a cruel and outdated sport before it was even brought into fashion. This inhumane form of entertainment poses a “brave” matador against a bull and culminates in the animal’s drawn-out and torturous death from multiple stab wounds to the torso, and a dagger twisted into the skull.
According to stopbullfighting.org, an activist organization that collects information and raises awareness of bullfighting issues, while the bulls may seem quite vicious in the ring, they are anything but.
“The bull has wet newspapers stuffed into his ears; vaseline is rubbed into his eyes to blur his vision; cotton is stuffed up his nostrils to cut off his respiration and a needle is stuck into his genitals,” the nonprofit site maintains.