May 23, 2010

Bull Gores Matador Through Mouth: At the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio was gored through the neck and out of his mouth by a bull during the San Isidro Feria. (Warning: Extremely graphic images and video.) Aparicio has been hospitalized in "very serious" condition.

posted by rcade to extreme at 12:31 PM - 6 comments

wow , I seen Jose Tomas get gorred at the San Marcos feria about a month ago. Extremly dangerous sport but also very beautiful . Thanks for sharing.

posted by trrron at 02:21 PM on May 23, 2010

Wow that is one amazing photo!

Although I have to say that I have very little sympathy for bullfighters. Bullfighting doesn't strike me as beautiful at all. The bloody killing of an animal doesn't strike me as pretty.

posted by Fence at 02:55 PM on May 23, 2010

Wow, amazing video.

Extremly dangerous sport

More so if you're the bull.

posted by justgary at 03:00 PM on May 23, 2010

Awesome photo, really captured the moment.

posted by dviking at 12:48 AM on May 24, 2010

Unbelievable video. I am surprised the guy wasn't killed. I also have no sympathy since the activity is one in where a guy tortures a bull to the point of near death and then kills him. I personally think it's nice when the bull wins even if the bull really never wins in the end. In any case I hope this is one matador who rethinks his occupation.

posted by Atheist at 06:42 PM on May 24, 2010

In a case like this, do they freeze cuts of that bull to feed the matador during his convalescence?

Also, does Mr. Aparicio get to keep the horn that gored him?

I think they should, and I think he should, too.

posted by Hugh Janus at 07:44 PM on May 24, 2010

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