So apparently Victor Barrio, 29, was gored in the ring by the bull he was trying to kill for sport and entertainment.
According to tradition, the bull's mother will now be sent to the slaughterhouse and the lineage terminated.
Should I feel bad for Barrio or the bull, named Lorenzo? I pick the bull. Sorry, but the bull didn't choose to be put in a ring for thousands of people to watch him die at the hands of a man. Barrio, however, did.
This is the first professional matador to die in the ring in Spain this century. How many bulls have been killed in these 16 years?
This is one violent and senseless tradition that should absolutely be forgone.
The Daily Mail article is here.