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Wednesday 21 May 2014


The San Isidro bullfights had to be stopped when no less than three matadors were gored by their taurine opponents.  David Mora was not just gored, he was thrown through the air.  He suffered wounds in the thigh and armpit.  Antonio Nazare was dragged along the sand. Jiminez Fortes was gored in the pelvis and leg.

Bullfighting is banned in two Spanish regions, the Canary Islands and Catalonia.  Many want it banned throughout Spain.  The practice, which may have been introduced to Spain by the Romans, has had opponents for a long time.  In the 16th Century the Pope wrote to King Philip II saying that it was a sport that only demons and devils could enjoy.  


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