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GRAPHIC: Spanish Bullfight Canceled After Matadors Gruesomely Injured

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

Three matadors were gruesomely injured by bulls and taken away by ambulances during a major bullfight in Madrid on May 20. As a result of the incident...

Cesar Chavez and Animal Welfare

Ken White | Posted 06.22.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

I've not yet had the chance to see the new movie, Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time, but I did manage to find in my files a letter written by Cesar Chavez back in December 1990.

Berets, Baguettes and Brutal Blood Sport: Welcome to France!

Carole Raphaelle Davis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Carole Raphaelle Davis

France is a civilized country, known as the culture capital of the world, right? But did you know that the act of torturing an animal to death was successfully elevated in status to "culture" and "art" by French lawmakers?

Chasing Bullfights

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Now, if the photo had been of an ordinary matador I might have blown it off. Gold-embroidered jacket, red cape, ballet slippers, sharp sword, ho hum. But a man on horseback, head-to-head with an angry bull?

Spain's Bullfighting Ban May Be Knocked Down

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

MADRID — Spain took a key first step Tuesday toward enshrining bullfighting as a key part of the nation's cultural heritage, a move that could r...

LOOK: Mexican Protesters Strip To Demand An End To Traditional Blood Sport

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Hundreds of protesters in Mexico City stripped to their underwear and doused themselves in fake blood on Sunday to demand an end bullfighting, Spanish...

Quito's Bullfighting Festival Is No More

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

QUITO, Ecuador -- Organizers of the annual bullfighting festival in Ecuador's capital are calling it quits a year after it stopped killing bulls in ac...

WATCH: Matador Messes With Bull..

Posted 08.17.2012 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports You mess with the bull, you get the horns. That is an important phrase to live by when you're involved in bullfigh...

The People's Bullfight

Kati Krause | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Kati Krause

Everybody has at least heard of the Spanish bullfight, that pompous business of the ritualized killing of the animal by men in dazzling suits. But there's little glamour in the world of the recorte.

A Sevillan Bullfight In Tilt-Shift

Posted 06.16.2012 | Travel

Joerg Daiber's latest tilt-shift takes a look at a hotly-debated practice: bull fighting. Daiber went to Seville for Feria and wanted to check out a b...

Gored Spanish Bullfighter Makes Comeback

AP | DANIEL OCHOA DE OLZA | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

OLIVENZA, Spain — A Spanish bullfighter who lost sight in one eye and has partial facial paralysis after a terrifying goring returned to the bul...

PHOTOS: New Book Offers Stunning Images Of Spanish Bullfights

Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from Bullfight: The Pas de Deux by Ricardo B. Sanchez, out now from Glitterati. A bullfight is above all about the demo...

HORROR: Spain Bullfighter Suffers Terrifying Face Goring

AP | By HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

MADRID -- A Spanish bullfighter is likely to suffer facial paralysis and lose the sight in one eye after a terrifying goring, the hospital treating hi...

Spain's Catalonia Bids Farewell To 'Cruel' Bullfighting

AP | By IAIN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

BARCELONA, Spain -- Matadors drove the killing sword into bulls for the last time Sunday in Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia in an em...

Famous Killer Bull 'Proof That The Bull Runs Are Barbaric And Medieval'

AP | By ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green

-- SUECA, Spain - With more than 3,000 fans cheering, a hulking, black-and-white fighting bull named "Mouse" chased one daredevil runner after anothe...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Killer Bull Claims Another Victim

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

A bull that previously killed two people took yet another life this weekend, the Associated Press reports. A 29-year old man in eastern Spain died ...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Deadly Colombian Bullfight Leaves 1 Dead, Others Injured

Posted 10.11.2011 | World

A chaotic Colombian bullfight ended in tragedy as one 25-year-old man was gored to death, and another 10 to 15 people injured, various sources are rep...

Sketches of Spain

Tamsin Smith | Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

What makes a good life? Artistotle put in a plug for happiness, though his is a much more disciplined and nuanced use of the phrase. "Happy" -- ubiq...

VOTE: Is Spain's Move To Protect Bullfighting Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

Bullfighting in Spain, so fundamental to the country's identity but so vehemently opposed by many of its citizens, won a victory this week with a recl...

Bosnian Bulls No Longer 'Beaten To The Point Of Fury' Before Fight

AP | By AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green

CEVLJANOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The bulls used to be beaten to the point of fury before entering the ring, their horns given steel extensions to i...

Bull Gores French Matador In Colombia

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A French bullfighter is recovering from a fractured clavicle after being gored in the ring in Colombia. Shortly after Sebastian Castella stabbed t...

Meet The 'Justin Bieber Of Bullfighting'

Details | Laurence Lowe,Photographs by Stefan Ruiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though he stands just four feet ten--short, even for a kid who is about to turn 13--Michelito has become internationally renowned for his exploits in ...

Spain's National Broadcaster Bans Bullfighting

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MADRID — Spain's leading broadcaster said Saturday it will no longer show the country's centuries-old tradition of bullfighting in order to prot...

Amateur Bullfighting Event Leaves Dozens Injured

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nearly 50 would-be matadors were badly injured in an amateur bullfighting event in Colombia, RTE is reporting. Known as Corralejas, the annual six-d...

Matador Splits Trousers During Bullfight In Colombia (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Colombian matador Alvaro Marin experienced a wardrobe malfunction while marking the Day of the Dead with a celebratory bullfight earlier this week. ...