Monday 27 July 2020 | 64

Six bulls tortured to death: bullfighting resumes in France

Bullfighting is the torture, in front of an audience of all ages, of animals that have been rendered almost harmless, followed by their systematic slaughter. Yesterday, 26 July 2020, the first novillada since the end of lockdown took place in France. Our investigators went along and came back with images of horrendous violence. Fans were able to forget the coronavirus by taking pleasure in watching young men who had barely reached adulthood massacre six bulls.

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First novillada of the year

A novillada is one of the first bullfights of a young torero straight out of a bullfighting school. Last year we had infiltrated the school at Nîmes and shown everyone how children are taught, sometimes forced, to kill terrified calves.


Bulls, horses, all are losers in the arena.

If the horses were to see the bull, the violence, the blood, they would rear up and try to escape. But they are trained in blind obedience to the orders of the picadors, who lead them into danger. Their eyes shielded, they have no choice but to obey or they will be punished. That's how these people love animals: submissive and docile, utilitarian. Whether being attacked by bulls fighting for survival or being mistreated by their riders, the horses too are the victims of bullfighting.


Sometimes six to one, armed and organised, they humiliate and kill.

This year nothing has changed. Once again cruelty revealed itself in the full light of day, among the sound of cicadas. Six bulls died one after another among shouts of "hurray" and "bravo". Mutilated, drained of much of their blood in terror and despair before their corpses are dragged all around the arena to satisfy the bloodlust of the spectators, thirsty for gratuitous violence.  

Our investigator on the spot provides the following analysis:

« The bulls refuse to fight. They try to flee from a confrontation. They merely react to the humans around them, who are goading them to fight. But they are motivated by fear alone: that's the only choice they have. Defend themselves and respond to horrific pain. »


Of course it mustn't be thought to be dirty!

One after the other they will try to escape, then, backed into a corner, goaded on all sides, they will be forced to enter the horrific trap set by these human primates and will die in unspeakable agony. Where is the Culture of which our ministers speak in this perverse 'tradition' of taking pleasure in watching a creature die a slow and painful death?  

Paradoxically it is the puntilla, a sort of dagger with a short broad blade, that will be plunged between the horns and driven into the skulls of these poor condemned creatures to end their suffering. During the final circuit of the arena the droppings will be collected: the ground must not be dirty for the slaughter to come. 

To show that you want to put an end to bullfighting in France and close down bullfighting schools so that children are no longer induced to kill, please share the images from our investigation and sign our petition!

  

Translated from the French by Patricia Fairey

Julia Mothé
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One Voice infiltrates a bullfighting school for children in France!

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Gisèle | Friday 11 September 2020

Comment peut-on qualifier de "culture" cette abominable torture d'êtres vivants érigée en spectacle ? Incompréhensible que des "humains" puissent applaudir à la souffrance atroce infligée à ces taureaux qui subissent déjà des violences avant d'entrer dans l'arène et essaient de se défendre contre les douleurs qu'ils subissent. Je suis écoeurée par toutes ces violences encore "légales" dans notre beau pays, peuplé de gens aussi barbares !

christiane | Saturday 05 September 2020

Quelle horreur ! comment peut on considérer ça comme du sport ou une activité culturelle ? Même une partie de l'Espagne est contre ce genre de pratique alors pourquoi les Français continuent cette pratique ?

Chris | Monday 31 August 2020

J’en ai tellement marre que toute cette torture soit sans impunité ! C’est une violence que subit mon âme avec toutes ces images de torture de taureaux. A qui dois-je me plaindre ? La justice est aveugle parce qu'elle ne punit pas ces horreurs ! L’humain n’a-t-il pas évolué assez pour voir que c’est un spectacle cruel, de barbares ?! J’espère vraiment qu'arrivent au pouvoir des âmes sensibles et correctes pour mettre une fin à ces actes barbares...

Marie | Friday 28 August 2020

Aimer la corrida est un signe de perversité...