NO PITY FOR A COWARD
Well, they aren’t cowards, they are literally in the ring with a bull.
Yeah, they’re cruel, but they’re not cowards.
you’re mistaking raging bloodlust with bravery.
there is no such thing as bravery or honor in a bullfighter. none of them actually risk their lives in the ring, each bull is routinely subdued and crippled long before the massacre begins:
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. Also, a strong caustic solution is rubbed onto his legs which throws him off balance. This also keeps him from lying down on the ground. In addition to this, drugs are administered to pep him up or slow him down, and strong laxatives are added to his feed to further incapacitate him. He is kept in a dark box for a couple of days before he faces the ring: the purpose of this is to disorientate him. When he is let out of the box, he runs desperately towards the light at the end of the tunnel. He thinks that at last his suffering is over and he is being set free — instead, he runs into the bullring to face his killers and a jeering mob. (source)
Several hours before the fight, the bull is kept in a stall, deprived of light and water. They are separated from other bulls. This is traumatic for them as bulls are naturally herd animals.
Many bullfighters have reported that the bulls are also beaten and injured prior to being released into the ring.
Their horns are also sometimes shaved. This involves sawing off a few inches of the horns. Bulls depend on their horns to help them navigate and shaving impairs their ability to do this. Shaving is illegal, but many get away with it.
Bulls are sometimes stabbed and wounded before being released in the ring. After being released, he may be taunted by a group of humans who will frustrate him by forcing him to run in circles and collide.
Men called picadors approach the exhausted bull on horseback.
These men drive lances into the bull’s neck and back, resulting in more injuries and blood loss and disabling him from lifting his neck or head.
Picadors are usually not injured. Any injuries inflicted by the confused, exhausted bull are usually to the picador’s horse.
The matador appears next and provokes the injured, dying bull in to weak charges.
He will attempt to kill the bull with a sword but it usually only results in injuring him and resulting in more pain and blood loss.
During the final stage, an executioner is called in to kill the bull by slashing his spinal cord.
This is for the benefit of the audiences, and sometimes the effort is not enough to kill the bull. It’s not uncommon for a tortured, paralyzed, conscious bull to be tied by his horns and dragged from the ring. (source)
every single bullfight is a systematic torture killing that pits a gang of armed thugs against a lone, frightened, drugged, visually impaired and wounded animal in front of an audience of braindead savages. these men are not only cowards, they are psychotic, emotionally deadened, maniacs without remorse who will stop at nothing. the worst atrocities you can imagine are regular activities for them:
Once I killed a pregnant heifer and saw how the fetus was extracted from her womb. The scene was so terrible that I puked and started to cry. I wanted to quit right there but my manager gave me a pat on my back and said I shouldn’t worry, that I was going to be an important bullfighting figure and scenes like that were a normal thing to see in this profession.
~alvaro munera (ex-bullfighter, 14 years old at the time)
there are no excuses for these acts. may each of these bastards die horrible, slow deaths and may their families suffer forever.
the only good bullfighter is a dead bullfighter.