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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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A bullfighter, Arturo Macias, 35, escaped death after being gored through the neck during a bullfighting contest Saturday.
Britain's only bullfighter Frank Evans, dubbed El Ingles, said: "It looks like Victor and the bull were both out of position, but it is all so quick, you only have a split second to get it right.
Bulls, bullfights, and bullfighters are central to the fiesta of San Fermin in Pamplona and, consequently, also central to Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises.
The pair traveled to Spain to begin researching--the start of a decade-long journey into the world of the corrida, and the lives of female bullfighters Maripaz Vega and Eva Florencia--and the result was their 2009 film, Ella Es el Matador.
There were minor scuffles between fans of the "sport" and animal rights campaigners who gathered outside the venue to protest, both before the event and after, when the bullfighters were carried into the streets.
But Salford-born bullfighter Frank Evans said the effect would be limited because the sport was never popular in the region.
As a youngin', Tennent watched the bullfighters save his father, Mark, from countless angry bulls.
Some of Mexico's most popular bullfighters are not much taller than the bulls they confront.
When these people raise animals with the sole purpose of selling them to be tortured and killed, when bullfighters live and earn money by torturing and killing bulls, obviously we cannot respect them or their way of life," said Maria Lopes, coordinator of the International Movement Against Bullfights.
Torres, however, seems most interested in Super Animal, a big, burly dude who wants to kick the behinds of as many bullfighters as possible.
9) In compositions like "Alguns toureiros," from Paisagens com figuras, Cabral utilizes the corrida--its structure, its props, its bulls, and especially its bullfighters, to illustrate his approach to literature.
The ancient and deadly minuet has few practitioners from countries with no bullfighting tradition - perhaps one per cent of the 1,000 bullfighters active in Spain.