Bullfighter Gored to Death While Cameras Roll
A matador in Spain died after a bull gored him. The NSFW incident was caught on camera.
Victor Barrio died Saturday after the bull gored him in the ring. He’s the first professional matador to die in the ring since 1985.
According to the AP:
Barrio was first gored in the thigh by the 1,166-pound (530-kilogram) bull’s left horn, named Lorenzo, and his body was flipped over. He was gored a second time in the chest and the blow penetrated a lung and his aorta as the matador was on the ground. Medics were at his side almost immediately, but attempts to save his life were unsuccessful.
As tragic as Barrio’s death is, it’s made even sadder because his wife was in the stands watching when it happened.
The death has incited debate about whether bullfighting is a sport, with many people taking to social media to discuss the matter.
I'm not surprised the bull wanted to kill that matador. Bullfighting is a disgusting sport and needs to stop. #BanBullFighting
— Lucy Watson (@imLucyWatson) July 9, 2016
So a matador has been "gored to death". Good.
— Barry Dodds (@Barry_Dodds) July 11, 2016
Tradition is NOT a synonym for "right". #SalvemosALorenza
— CYN (@Cinny_) July 11, 2016
So, matador sticks something in its neck, pisses it off some more, and then we're supposed to feel sad when he get killed? #SalvemosALorenza
— tom / mako_junki (@MakoJunki) July 11, 2016
Stop killing these helpless animals. If you do these bullfights, you should expect that they will get angry and attack you #SalvemosALorenza
— Lina (@linadynamo22) July 11, 2016
So if the bull kills a man the mother must die?… This 'sport' is even more stupid and cruel than i thought. #Salvemosalorenza
— Karin Witowski (@Karin_Witowski) July 11, 2016
The bull did nothing wrong. Bull fighting is evil and should be banned. Boycotting Spain #SalvemosaLorenza
— Teci (@Teci123) July 11, 2016