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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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Conservative deputies who opposed the law said bullfight promoters would find it virtually impossible to hold any under the new restrictions.
This essay uses Samuel Hynes and Eric Leed to argue that Jake Barnes's journey in The Sun Also Rises, culminating in the violent act of the bullfight, manifests a structural replication of his war experience and, additionally, of what Barbara Ehrenreich theorizes as the origins and passions of war.
"We are pushing for Coahuila to become the third state in Mexico to prohibit bullfights," Antonio Alejandro Franyuti Vidal, national director of Animal Heroes in Mexico, said during a visit to Saltillo on the eve of the vote.
Every year there are injured people and some have been killed all over the years, while the bulls are killed in the afternoon bullfight.
While Query's analysis of the bullfight's ritualistic function is in many ways the most dramatic element of his nuanced argument--the cover appropriately features the bullfighter in midflourish before a large crowd--it is only one element in an impressive study of diverse literary and ritualistic forms deployed in the exploration of the idea of Europe between the wars.
tell stories of how he had taken me to the bullfights and what a sport I
Animal rights activists have united in opposition to the bullfight and have already staged several protests.
Lee Joong-geun, county executive of Cheongdo, told reporters: "Spain's bullfight is between man and bull which assumes that man will defeat the bull.
KATIE SICKENED BY BULLFIGHT KATIE Price shows shock and disgust at her first bullfight after going along to please boyfriend Leandro Penna's family.
Campaigners hope the ad, which is set to stir up a new debate on bullfighting, will persuade British tourists not to see a bullfight while on holiday in Spain, where the sport is still widespread.
Last year, in response to such objections, the Spanish region of Catalonia outlawed bullfights. And in January, Spain's state-owned TV network announced that it would no longer broadcast them.
(It gives him practice in the world of espionage which will come in handy for his top secret spy mission in Cars 2!) Mater's imagination knows no bounds as his Tall Tales transport him and Lightning McQueen to bullfights, drag races, rock concerts, monster truck showdowns and even outer space...