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bullfight

a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American spectacle in which a matador, assisted by banderilleros and mounted picadors, baits and usually kills a bull in an arena
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The result, according to both men, is that the animals starring in contemporary bullfights are less fierce and often smaller--prompting knowledgeable fans to stay home in disgust.
In discussing Hemingway and Pamplona, almost all commentators on the 1924 fiesta note both the presence of John Dos Passos at the event and the injury suffered by Hemingway's friend, the American writer Donald Ogden Stewart, during the amateur bullfighting preceeding each day's professional bullfight.
According to Utrecht (The Netherlands) based CAS International: Every year, more than 250,000 bulls and cows are tortured and killed worldwide during bullfights and similar events.
Throughout his young life, Peter has been fascinated with seeing a bullfight, and when he is 20, travels to Seville to visit with a family friend and attend his first.
If you see a good bullfight, you see courage, beauty, art, bravery and honour; if you see a bad one, you see cowardice, cruelty, deception and degradation.
It's hard not to feel some sympathy as he compares the dying Bismarck to a bull mortally wounded in a bullfight, awaiting the coup de grace.
Pedrito de Portugal killed the animal with a sword thrust that severed its spinal cord at the end of a bullfight in Moita, 18 miles south of Lisbon.
appearance at Spoleto with Canales's Torero, an homage to the bullfight, drawn from traditional Gypsy flamenco as well as his classical training at the National Ballet of Spain, where he was a soloist before founding his company in 1992.
The works hung in the entrance hall set the tone for the show as a whole: Speigel, blutrot (Mirror, blood-red, 1991), a painted monochrome under glass in which the viewer was reflected, faced Arena, 1995, a blurry view of a bullfight that recalled Manet.
Hemingway uses the word desencajonada (SAR 122) to refer to the unloading of the bulls that are brought for the bullfight from the breeding ranches; in Spanish the process is actually called desencajonamiento.
Barcelona held its last bullfight in September 2011.
If you watch the show they are very careful not to promote bullfighting and they don't actually go to a bullfight.