Sunday, July 15, 2012

Against The Best Laid Plans.....

"This appears to be a well placed estoque but amazingly the animal did not go down immediately.   The young man is lucky he only suffered a broken collar bone."

The most gruesome sight is when the sword opens a conduit between a pressurised blood vessel and a lung, causing blood to spew out of the mouth. Whether it is the most distressing reality for the animal, I don’t know. It is the long deaths upset me personally the most: when the bull walks back to the wooden barrier, clutching onto life. Sometimes, though, even then he is not without fight.

Excerpt from Into The Arena: The World Of The Spanish Bulllfight

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