In this civilized age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of blood continues to flourish in Spain and other countries. Bullfighting is barbaric and should have been banned long ago. It is difficult to understand how crowds of people will pay money and take pleasure in watching one lone creature, who has never done them any harm, getting hacked to death.
Pre-Fight Treatment of the Bull: What spectators see is not a normal, health bull, but a weakened, half-blinded and mentally destroyed version. 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.
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 … to disorient him. When he is let out of the box, he runs desperately towards the light. He thinks that at last his suffering is over and he is being set free. Instead, he rung into the bullring to face his killers and a jeering mob.
The Fight: The Picadors “exhaust the bull. The cut into the bull’s neck muscles with pica (knife). Once (the pica) is thrust into the bull it is twisted round and a large gaping wound appears. The bull then starts bleeding to death.
The Kill: A trumpet signals the final “Act”. The kill should last six minutes and is done by the main matador. The matador is supposed to sever the artery near the heart with one thrust of the sword. The bull’s lung and heart will be punctured and he always vomits blood. The bull sometimes attempts to rise again and gets up on his knees, only to receive further mutilation at the hands of his tormentors. He finally gives up.
Even then he is not allowed a little dignity to leave this world in peace. His ears and tail are cut off, often when he is fully conscious, and his broken, bleeding body is dragged around the ring by mules. The crowds boo and jeer him. His body is then taken away to be skinned and even then he may not be dead when this happens. jeux de casino machine a sous