Madrid matadors attacked by raging bulls (Video)

Madrid matadors attacked by raging bulls (Video)

Madrid matadors attacked by raging bulls (Video)

Written by News 1st

22 May, 2014 | 10:26 am

A major event in Madrid’s bullfighting season, in Spain had to be cancelled after all three matadors were gored by bulls.

David Mora suffered the worst injuries, as one of the animals rammed its horn into his leg and tossed him into the air at the Las Ventas bullring.

He was said to be in a serious but no longer life-threatening condition.

Occupational hazard: Assistants help a grimacing Mora from the bullring after he was badly wounded in the fight

Occupational hazard: Assistants help a grimacing Mora from the bullring after he was badly wounded in the fight

The organisers of the prestigious San Isidro festival said it was the first time in 35 years that the event had had to be suspended.

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About 2,000 bullfights are still held every year in Spain, but the numbers are falling. In 2010, Catalonia became the second Spanish region after the Canary Islands to ban the tradition.

Opponents describe the blood-soaked pageants as barbaric, while fans – including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy – say the tradition is an ancient art form deeply rooted in national history.

Bullfighting is criticized by animal rights activists, referring to it as a cruel or barbaric blood sport, in which the bull suffers severe stress and a slow, torturous death.

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The matador salutes the spectators as the Los Chospes ranch fighting bull dies at his feet

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