Madrid Bullfight Suspended

Madrid Bullfight Suspended After 3 Matadors Gored

Madrid Bullfight Suspended, Spain

~ 3 Matadors Gored, 2 Bulls Killed ~

There is no happy ending to this story about the Madrid bullfight suspended after 3 bullfighters were injured and two bulls killed.  Except, of course, for the four bulls who left the “festivities” at the San Isidro Festival in Madrid alive and well and were allowed to return to their ranches unharmed.

THIS IS HOW THE STORY WAS SUPPOSED TO TO:

  • Three bulls, six matadors.  Each matador fights two bulls.  All bulls get killed.  It’s a no-win for the bulls.  Victory (really?) for the bullfighters.  As you’ll be able to tell, I’m not into killing animals for fun.  Oh, excuse me … “sport.”

THIS IS HOW THE STORY WENT:

  • The first bull weighing in at just over half a ton (532 kilograms) gored the first bullfighter, David Mora, in the left leg.  Mora had to be taken away in an ambulance where he underwent a two-hour surgery and blood tranfusion.  He had a foot long gash in his thigh.
Madrid Bullfight Suspended
Spanish Matador David Mora
  • Traditionally, the bull must be slayed must die, so the second matador, Antonio Nazare, stepped in and finished it off.
  • Now it was time for the second bull to come in.  This one weighed in at slightly more than the first at 537 kilograms. This one was even more dangerous.  The 3rd bullfighter, Saul Jimenez Fortes, started with him, but Nazare, who as second bullfighter on the card would normally have faced the second bull, exercised his right to step in, replacing Jimenez in the ring.  The bull promptly butted Nazare so hard in the knees that he had to be taken away to the on-site infirmary with knee injury.
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Spanish bullfighter Antonio Nazare

Wait!  There’s more …

  • The third and last bullfighter, Jimenez, entered the ring for a second time with the second bull.  As he was moving in for the kill, he was gored in the right leg.  He managed to stay afoot until the bull died.
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Spanish matador Jimenez Fortes
  •  Jimenez then joined his colleagues in the infirmary.

Madrid Bullfight Suspended

Confused?  Wow, right?  All this took place in front of a sold-out crowd of 24,000 at the historic bullring, as well as on national television.

THE GRAND SCORE:  Three injured matadors vs two dead bulls.  Who won?  Nobody.  (Just a reprieve, for the four bulls who were allowed to return to their ranches, for now.)

THE GRAND FINALE:  This left four more bulls that were supposed to “fight” (for their lives) that day, out of the usual six on the card. But, all bullfighters gone to the infirmary, the authorities were forced to suspend the bullfight at the San Isidro Festival in Madrid for the first time in 35 years.

The San Isidro festival, named for Madrid’s patron saint, features 31 fights this year, from May 9 to June 8. It pays top dollar to the top bullfighters.

The three injured bullfighters are recovering in a hospital. The four bulls that didn’t fight are wiping the sweat off their brows, counting their blessings, and silently high-fiving each other.

For a related story:  Spain’s Catalonia region bans centuries-old bullfighting

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MY QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY What do you think of Bullfighting?  Honestly.  I won’t judge.  Much.

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9 thoughts on “Madrid Bullfight Suspended After 3 Matadors Gored

  1. I’ll never get killing animals for fun Jeanne, ever. Makes zero sense to me since they have feelings, like being terrified, depressed, enraged, suffering, pain. Before killing something that’s not trying to kill me – or suck my blood lol – I think, “would I want this done to me?” As is the case of bullfighting, it wouldn’t be fun to have a series of swords stuck into me, so….NOPE. Thanks for spreading the awareness buddy 😉

    • It is true that animals run the whole gambit of emotions. It’s quite obvious that they experience suffering and pain and fear, like you said. I don’t get it either. Thanks for checking out my post, Ryan. I appreciate you.

  2. Hi Jeanne ,
    in my opinion this are play’s of the middle ages
    and should not be anymore ,there are other challenges
    which are not so painful for both animal and man 🙂
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    • That’s exactly what I was saying to my husband earlier, Erika. This is something out of the middle ages. Like tossing people to the lions, only now it’s tossing bulls to the people. It’s barbaric. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate you taking the time. Peace to you. 😉

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