The Littlest Bullfighter

January 27, 2009

Here are two words that should never appear side-by-side, “Child Matador.”

A little Damien sort of child, whose father is a bullfighter, just participated in an afternoon massacre in which he slaughtered six bulls back-to-back. Well, not really bulls; more like barely grown calves who a normal eleven year old might ask to go out and play with.

The child matador bit does draw a crowd: a claimed 3500 people, many of them children, attended the event. In response to critics, the kid says:

The bullfighting opponents shouldn’t stick their nose in things they don’t like. No-one is forcing them to watch bullfights or to keep informed about them. It’s as if I told a boy who does motocross not to do it, it’s very bothersome.

Does he really not understand the ethical difference between riding a motorcycle and slaying cattle for sport? (Thanks, Matthew.) Link.

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