Today, several media outlets - including CNN, The New York Times and LA Times - reported on veteran Spanish matador, Jose Tomas, who was gored by a bull during a bullfight in Mexico on Sunday. Tomas is expected to survive the incident (in fact, he has experienced more than a dozen similar attacks in the past.) But what about the fate of the bull, Navengante who, in all likelihood, also sustained serious injuries and will not survive this incident?
The bullfighting industry is responsible for the deaths and maiming of more than 250,000 bulls and hundreds of horses every year. Yesterday's incident comes at a time when the industry is losing ground in traditional bullfighting strongholds like Catalonia, Spain, and reiterates WSPA's concerns that bullfighting is an extremely cruel and dangerous practice that doesn't end well for bull, or matador.
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