Portugal with more bullfighting shows

in News · 21-12-2019 14:00:00 · 3 Comments

The Portuguese Federation of Bullfighting - PróToiro on 20 December announced that 207 bullfighting shows took place this year in Portugal, five more than in 2018, attended by about 469,000 people, a rise of “7 percent” compared to the previous year.

In a statement sent to the Lusa agency, PróToiro explains that the information obtained results from the cross-checking with the National Association of Bullfighters and the Portuguese Association of Bullfighting Breeders.

According to the federation, the number of spectators in 2019 "increased for the third consecutive year."

“2019 was once again a year of growth for bullfighting. More than 469,000 people attended bullfighting shows, which represents a 7 percent increase over 2018 (440,000), with 2019 being the highest in the last five years,” reads the document.

According to PróToiro, the average number of spectators in bullfights “amounts to 2,793 people”, which represents an “increase of 442 people” compared to the average of the last 20 years.

“There were about 1,000 popular bullfighting events (street activities such as starts, rope bullfights and cape), estimated to have involved more than two million people,” the federation adds.

In addition to highlighting the results obtained in racing television broadcasts, PróToiro indicated that, as in previous years, Albufeira, the Algarve, was the city with the most bullfighting shows (25), followed by Campo Pequeno in Lisbon (14), and Vila Franca de Xira (11).

“With regard to the occupation rate of bullfighting, the central region leads with 75 percent, followed by Alentejo with 72 percent and the North with 68 percent”, reads the document.

The rider António Ribeiro Telles was the one to roar this year in Portugal (34 shows), Manuel Dias Gomes was the bulls killer who performed most often (nine shows) and the amateur pitchforks of Vila Franca de Xira who caught the most (18 shows).

“In 2019, the Portuguese cattle ranchers again contributed positively to the trade balance of goods and services, with exports reaching 450 bulls and imports only 15,” said the federation.


It's sad that you google translate português to inglês without checking and correcting.
Portugal with more bullfighting shows.... Corrida de toiros. The worst is calling forcados, the brave and crazy bull catching team, unique to Portugal, pitchforks. Unforgivable.

By Peter Eden from Alentejo on 22-12-2019 05:53

Portugal should rott! It definitely deserves it. With an attitude regarding bull fighting it returns to its more than dark past. Stupidity and narrow mindedness seems to prevail in this country.
There are animal protection laws but with idiots in the government portugal should go down quickly

By Jutta Reynolds from Lisbon on 22-12-2019 12:08

It should shame all Portuguese people. I would never buy a ticket to one of those 'shows'.

By Diogo from Lisbon on 21-12-2019 06:59
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