Bullfight ends with live slaughter of the animal

in News · 18-09-2014 14:35:00 · 11 Comments
Bullfight ends with live slaughter of the animal

A bullfight that took place in the medieval town of Monseraz in the Alentejo this past weekend was permitted to end with the killing of the animal in the arena following a ruling from the Inspector General of Cultural Activities (IGAC).

This is the first time in 15 years that a bull has been legally allowed to be killed in the arena and comes following authorisation from the IGAC that “arose after the ruling of two court decisions” said the Câmara president of Reguengos de Monsaraz, José Calixto.
The bullfight took place as part of wider celebrations of the festival of Nosso Senhor Jesus dos Passos which attracted around 1,500 people, with many spectators citing the importance of the slaughter of the bull as being part of a long held tradition.
Meanwhile, two people have died and five were injured during a bull run that took place through the streets of Moita, in Setúbal last weekend.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 13) and despite the fatalities and injuries more bulls were released among the thousands of spectators into the streets later that evening, while more bull runs are planned until September 21.
Clarisse Santos, from the organising committee for the event said: “The bull runs will continue. For many years we have provided all the security and safety measures possible for the event and warn that it is dangerous but we cannot control the thousands of people.”
One of the men that died was said to be a 46 year old local resident while the second man is believed to have been aged 27.



Comments:

Emma from Other;Its very brave of you to speak out about certain things that you do not agree about some traditions that are barbaric and still practised,I too always speak out about things in my country England that is still practised such as Fox hunting originating as a sport for the Rich,a load of idiots on horses following a hound of deliberately starved starved and vicious through being bred in cages,this too is not a sport,how can chasing a Fox that also been bred to be released into an area where its not familiar with so no chance of finding its den.Its Man at its most basic intelligence to simply kill or watch something die in agony just as Bull fighting is.

by Troy from UK on 24-09-2014 04:10:00

Ben from Porto;Very good point,I too witnessed around 8 dogs penned up all day in a cage,no room and when a fight broke out the weaker dog had nowhere to run and the yelps was heartbreaking as it was bitten again and again,the owner uses the for night time hunting thus giving little food and some times nothing at all if the elderly man forgot.If I can see this by just walking or driving around then why can someone in authority not? Simple,its just something that clicks in the mind like `well its always been this way`.There is no sense of being individuality and thinking something might be very wrong but afraid to speak out incase they are wrong so simple go with the flow.

by Troy from UK on 24-09-2014 10:39:00

Very good point,I too witnessed around 8 dogs penned up all day in a cage,no room and when a fight broke out the weaker dog had nowhere to run and the yelps was heartbreaking as it was bitten again and again,the owner uses the for night time hunting thus giving little food and some times nothing at all if the elderly man forgot.If I can see this by just walking or driving around then why can someone in authority not? Simple,its just something that clicks in the mind like `well its always been this way`.There is no sense of being individuality and thinking something might be very wrong but afraid to speak out incase they are wrong so simple go with the flow.

by Troy from UK on 24-09-2014 09:08:00

As a portuguese I'm appalled and disgusted by these 'spectators' and anyone who condones this type of disgusting, horrific, and total disregard for suffering. That poor, poor bull. I do not feel bad for those that were killed during such a disgusting 'sport'…This is NOT a sport for the torture sentient bull. Shame on Portugal and the people who condone such barbaric spectacles. "One can judge the heart of a person by the way he/she treats animals"--I believe this saying is true…and portuguese people are not looking good.

by Emma from Other on 23-09-2014 10:44:00

Surprising that such an affable people allow such cruelty but it doesn't only extend to bullfights, the number of dogs tethered by chains to trees without any cover in Portuguese gardens is a national disgrace.

by Ben from Porto on 23-09-2014 07:13:00

THESE PEOPLE ARE TOTTALY SICK SHAME ON YOU ALL

by suzy from Other on 22-09-2014 11:56:00

Shame, this country and its neighbor really belong to the past no wonder they rank one of the most stupid countries in the world.

by suzy from Other on 22-09-2014 07:00:00

IGAC - SHAME ON YOU.

by Babyfart Macgeezacs from UK on 22-09-2014 03:45:00

There is no place for bullfighting - it is out and out animal cruelty just for the pleasure of man.

by HG from Algarve on 19-09-2014 12:48:00

Its funny how some country`s hold on to Barbaric acts as we have all witnessed in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks and here we have Portugal that has a fantastic history still practising the killing of a bull just to entertain.
There is no excuse for this, some things belong in the past and I am surprised the younger people of today can not see how Barbaric bull fighting really,describing it has a bull fight when in fact its watching a Bull out numbered being stab many times until it slowly bleeds to death and in agony,this is nothing but killing by torture,is that entertaining?

by Troy from UK on 19-09-2014 12:00:00

Very cruel and very sickening sport!

by bearmon2010 from Açores on 18-09-2014 09:13:00
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