Bullfighting

10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Bullfighter

"Sometimes, when the bull has put on a good performance, I don't want to kill it. That happens a lot, actually."
Guille Álvarez
6.15.17
Fight Over Bullfighting

A CGI Dinosaur Is the Star in a French Anti-Bullfighting Campaign

The campaign comes just a few days before the second round of the French presidential election.
Meaghan Beatley
5.3.17
music videos

Arca Is a Wounded Matador in His Guillermo Del Toro-Worthy New Music Video

The London based singer performs an expressive song and dance as a wounded matador in his latest collaboration with artist Jesse Kanda.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.16.17
Travel

In the Ring with One of Mexico's Top Female Bullfighters

Shona Sanzgiri explores Mexico's colonial history with female matador Karla Sanchez San Martin, known professionally as Karla de los Angeles.
Shona Sanzgiri
11.22.16
Matilda

Could Robot Wars Become The Acceptable Face of Exceedingly Violent Bloodsports?

If Robot Wars is a socially acceptable form of gladiatorial combat, why not expand the format to fox hunting, or bullfighting, or bear baiting? You know it makes sense.
Will Magee
7.19.16
Bullfighting

Spanish Bullfighter Victor Barrio Gored in Chest During Fight, Dies

134 people, including 33 matadors, have been killed by bulls in Spain in the past century.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.10.16
Photo

Photos from Japan's Ancient Bullfighting Ritual

In Spain, matador vs bull often ends in at least one gory death. Japan's centuries-old tradition sees two bulls peacefully wrestling one another.
Luke Van Aurich
6.27.16
mexico

The End of El Pana, One of Bullfighting's Oldest, Most Controversial Matadors

Rodolfo "El Pana" Rodriguez was paralayzed by a bull earlier this month in Mexico. The 64-years-old matador saw himself as bullfighting's last romantic.
Noah Lanard
5.20.16
Europe

Spanish Mayor Proposes Bullfighting Match Where Bull Doesn't Die in the End

The mayor's comments were the latest chapter in a feud that's developed in recent years between bullfighting aficionados and animal rights activists who say the blood sport should be relegated to the dustbin of history.
Quique Badia and John Dyer
3.18.16
Film

A Look at the Life of the Most Gored Bullfighter in Modern History

Antonio Barrera is not a great matador.
Venetia Thompson
3.5.16
Travel

California Has the Most Peaceful Bullfights on Earth

Here, the bullfighting is bloodless. Bulls wear a Velcro patch on their shoulders while men on horseback try to tag them with Velcro-tipped darts.
Ali Wunderman
11.4.15
politics

Meet the Swedish Sex Worker Who Jumped Into a Bullfight for PETA

We talked to Amina Axelsson, the adult actress who jumped into a bullfight last weekend to protest the "barbaric" tradition.
Eleanor Ross
9.28.15
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