For a collaboration between HuffPost UK and The Moth, novelist A.E. Hotchner recalls standing in as a matador in 1950s Spain, at the request of the famous author
Tradition is what clothes to wear. What flag to fly. What song to sing or dance to dance. It's a way to bring people together and celebrate only the very best of our history. Tradition is NOT, and will never be, a handy and socially acceptable excuse for a lack of compassion.
Balearians have been quite cunning with this one. On Monday 24th July 2014 the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, a devolved
He is the second Spanish bullfighter to die in the past year.
In France alone it is estimated that 1,000 bulls are killed in fights every year. Animal welfare campaigners have spoken
This is something that we have the power to change, and must change - for the scourge of bullfighting is a black mark against civilisation and a betrayal of those that are most deserving of our compassion. It is time that the disingenuous cries of culture are finally drowned out by the resounding voice of reason and morality.
This week the death of matador Victor Barrio in Spain has cast a spotlight on the so called 'sport' of bullfighting. Mr Barrio's death has provoked reaction and opinion across both media headlines and social media alike, raising the ultimate question - Does bullfighting even belong in a civilised 21st century or should it be consigned to the history books once and for all?
About 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights every year.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Eight people have been injured on the first day of a controversial bullfighting festival in Peru
A video has captured scenes of unfolding carnage as an annual running of the bulls event went wrong on the streets of Cusco