Jun 252017
 


A Spanish bullfighter died after he tripped in the ring and was gored by the bull in south-western France, according to media reports.

Ivan Fandino, 36, was taken to hospital, but later died from his injuries, Spanish news agency EFE reported, citing sources close to the Basque matador’s entourage.

Fandino stumbled during a fight in Aire-sur-l’Adour on Saturday after he tripped on a cape used in a turn to engage and distract the specially bred fighting bull. The animal then pierced the matador’s torso with its horns, EFE said.

Matador Ivan Fandino on Saturday in south-west France. He later died in hospital after being gored by the bull. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty Images

He is the second Spanish bullfighter to die in the ring in the past year. Victor Barrio was killed after being gored by a bull in front of spectators last July, the first time since the early 1990s a professional matador had died in the ring in Spain.

Every year several people die in Spanish summer festivals involving bulls running through towns or being chased in the countryside, which often attract tourists.

This article was first published by The Guardian on 17 Jun 2017.


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Rajarshi Sengupta

Why this barbaric ???game/sadistic entertainment is still not banned?

Frances Keane Armstrong

BAN THIS BARBARIC CRUELTY TO ALL ANIMALS ALL OVER THE WORLD, HAVE YOU NO COMPASSION FOR ANIMAL LIFE, .? ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE TORTURED AND KILLED, ! STOP NOW, WHERE IS MAN,????? I SEE EVIL MONSTERS WHERE MAN SHOULD BE,!!!!!

Thil Nagappan

all this while when the bulls were killed, no one bothered. now that a matador is killed, there is a poll. any activity that involves hurting an animal is sick, sick, sick

Jutta Maue Kay

You need to ask?

Michele Jankelow

Amazing how it is perceived a horror when a man kills a bull and not when a bull kills a man! Strange thing about people … it is always how and what they believe to be acceptable. Bull fighting is savage, brutal, horrific, cruel and abhorrent! Horses and other animals are also exposed to this savagery! When will this be found to be unacceptable and banned? Surely we are informed and educated and know this to be desperately wrong!

Bhargav Bhuva

Each and everywhere wildlife disturb or destroy

Linda George

There are way too many evil people in the world. I can not believe that the governments, the leaders of the world, the legal system continue to let this happen. We need leaders that are ethical, strong, people with great hearts and souls. STOP BULLFIGHTING WORLDWIDE. Knuckledraggers and all the evil POS that take pleasure out of watching a trapped animal with zero chance of coming out of it alive and they must know that. They must feel that. It’s horrific evil that has to stop. END ANIMAL ABUSE WORLDWIDE.

Milan Matejovic

DO NOT CALL IT SPORT. IT IS JUST CRUEL SENSELESS CRIMINAL ACT. HOW CAN SOMETHING LIKE THAT STILL BE TOLERATED IT THIS CENTURY AND IN EUROPE?

Debra Micallef

This is barbaric and should be banned these beautiful bulls are tormented for other people pleasure its disgusting.

Carole Fraser

Definitly barbaric evil and very cruel inhuman scum.

Rebecca Mills

YES!!!!

Dwayne Robbie

Torturing Bulls to death is barbaric, sadistic and atrocious. Anyone that finds this entertaining should be considered mentally unstable.

Ebony

Bull fighting should definitely be banned

Elsa Byleveldt

Why still ask.

Joan Lando

cruel not even a true sport needs to end. Just barbaric

Sherry Jones

tradition is NEVER AN EXCUSE for such mind-bending cruelty, period! i feel kind of sorry for the males in your society, since apparently in order to “feel like a man” they have to feel they’re dominating another living, feeling being…kinda makes me wonder how they interact w/the women as well… perhaps your country should require psychological help for these pitiful humans!

Myrna Yvonne Gunn

Horrible anachronism

Kafa Eldiwany Eldiwany

Omg

Elisabeth Van Raaij

Yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gyle Taylor

YES. This bull was subsequently hanged in public according to tradition. http://nordpresse.be/as-tradition-calls-it-the-bull-that-killed-the-spanish-bullfighter-was-hanged-in-public/

Kay Ann Murphy

Ban bull fighting. In this 21st century it is outrageous it has not been banned a long time ago already.

Tonia Vassila

Let them die ALL bullfighters to spare us their evil presence and sport

Mark Ng

ban bullgihting now!

Bonnie Hoover

Yes – murdering an animal for show is blood lust insane!!!!

Marie Hernandes

It’s not a sport. It’s an egoistic practice by mostly males that deals in torturing a bull to death.

Terry Bruggeman

YES

William Chapman

NOW WE TAKE THE HISTORY AND HERITEGE AWAY NO MATTER HOW CRUEL OR HIDEOUS

Donna Sutton

Of course, this is a cruel sport.. Man created this culture or tradition, not God!!… There is no reason for this in the first place.

Judy Rees

Voted YES!

Lesley Bowler

YES! No brainer!

Nick Chugg

Just so you are aware. Using a word like cruel in the question regarding banning bullfighting looks biased and can bias the question. Especially when there is no need to add bias. Nuetral questions actually add validitiy to any argument you are trying to present using polls. There are some great articles explaining how surveys, polls, questionaires,etc should ask/phrase quesitons.

Roland Mills

Yes..si !!

Fani Tziovaridou

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi Tonce

Yes

Phyllis Kaelin

OMG Yes,,!!!

Thor Hestnes

as human beings are the only animal who kills for fun – should humans then be banned???

Norma Hurt

yes voted

Barbara Flowers

You have to ask? First…it’s NOT a sport!!! The one team “bull” has absolutely NO chance of winning……….that is not sport………That is torture//////

Alison Moanique

YES! ban all abuse of animals!

Stephanie Rosenberg

Yes

Jim Brusso

yes it should but i won’t hold my breath. this is an extremely cruel world and Spain is at the top of the list.

Dara Emerald Daffodil

Yes!

Gyle Taylor

Yes. This bull was subsequently hanged in public according to ‘tradition’.

Ricki Pederson

Absolutely disgusting.

Ricki Pederson

Makes me sick.

Mary Cervantes

Yes

Theresa Meyer

Hell yes

Lee Lindsey McKinney

yes. please.

Carol Robinson

Yes ban it xx

Maarit Karp

Yes.

Heidi Bresilge

This barbaric “entertainment” is one of the most despicable, twisted and disgusting things humans ever though up!! ANYONE who supports this in any way deserves to be gored right up the ass!! It absolutely makes me sick~ what animals have to endure because of sick humans!!!!!!!!!!!!

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