OtherGround Forums Bullfighter in Spain gored to death

6 days ago
9/7/04
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Spain's royal family paid tribute on Sunday to the renowned bullfighter Iván Fandiño, who was gored to death Saturday during a fight in France.

Fandiño, 36, of Orduña in the Basque region of Bilbao, stumbled over his cape and was left defenseless during a fight at the Aire-sur-l'Adour festival in southwest France.

Image: Ivan Fandino
Spanish matador Ivan Fandino is impaled by a Baltasar Iban bull during a bullfight at Aire-sur-l'Adour arena Saturday in southwestern France. Iroz Gaizka / AFP - Getty Images

The bull gored Fandiño in the chest, puncturing a lung, the news agency Agence France-Presse reported. He died after having suffered at least two heart attacks in the ambulance that rushed him to a hospital, it said.

The death of Fandiño, a toreador renowned for his willingness to confront bulls deemed too dangerous by other bullfighters, was front-page news across Spain on Sunday.

The famed bullfighter Enrique Ponce called Fandiño a torerazor, or "super matador," AFP reported, while King Felipe VI and the Spanish royal family called him a "great figure in bullfighting" in a tribute on Twitter.

Animal rights activists had a different take, however.

In a statement, Humane Society International called Fandiño's death a "tragedy," but it said: "For the 1,000 bulls brutally killed in French bullfights every year, every single fight is a tragedy in which they have no chance of escaping a protracted and painful death.

Image: Ivan Fandino
Spanish matador Ivan Fandino is assisted after he was gored by a Baltasar Iban bull at Aire-sur-l'Adour arena Saturday in southwestern France. Iroz Gaizka / AFP - Getty Images

"Bloodsports like this should be consigned to the history books," it said. "No one should lose their life for entertainment, human or animal."

And comedian Ricky Gervais, whom People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals once named its Person of the Year, tweeted a picture of the event with the line: "Beautiful tortured bull defends itself."

The incident occurred less than a year after another famed bullfighter, Victor Barrio, 29, was fatally gored at the Pamplona festival on live Spanish TV.

 
6 days ago
1/1/01
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fuck with the bull.......

6 days ago
11/6/16
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Good, wish every bullfighter was gored to death.  For that matter same goes to the people who do the running of the bulls as well.

6 days ago
8/31/10
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Sorry for him and his family, for real, but he shouldn't be doing what he does.

6 days ago
10/26/03
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good.
6 days ago
6/3/03
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6 days ago
3/28/17
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in for the gays

6 days ago
2/4/07
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Haha
6 days ago
3/17/14
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So what happened to the Bull? He won it seems so honor says he lives right?

6 days ago
5/18/12
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good

6 days ago
10/2/06
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It's sad that he died...but you shouldn't fucking torture animals. Cunt.
6 days ago
10/22/14
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memberberries -

Good, wish every bullfighter was gored to death.  For that matter same goes to the people who do the running of the bulls as well.

Unless you're a vegeterian you should stfu and stop being a hypocrite. 

6 days ago
11/6/16
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Jayn200 -
memberberries -

Good, wish every bullfighter was gored to death.  For that matter same goes to the people who do the running of the bulls as well.

Unless you're a vegeterian you should stfu and stop being a hypocrite. 

How is not wanting bulls tortured for the enjoyment of others being a hypocrite?  I love meat, and I also buy free range and wild caught whenever.  One can love meat and still want the animals to be treated decently without being a hypocrite.  Don't put the fact that your a moron on me.

6 days ago
4/21/12
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Top 10 bullfights where the bulls won (temporarily at least).

****Probably NSFW, even though it's mostly just still photos. Pretty gruesome, though.

 

6 days ago
2/14/11
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Good, cunt. Lol. 

6 days ago
4/9/10
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Meh. Not gonna lose any sleep over it. Bullfighting is painfully stupid. 

6 days ago
2/12/17
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memberberries - 

Good, wish every bullfighter was gored to death.  For that matter same goes to the people who do the running of the bulls as well.


6 days ago
1/24/15
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Is the bull okay?

Edited: 6 days ago
7/4/03
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well, when you torture a 2,400 pound animal that has deadly horns and a deadly temper, then give it's survival instinct a chance to kick in, some of them find a way to survive...
6 days ago
11/6/16
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Jayn200 -
memberberries -

Good, wish every bullfighter was gored to death.  For that matter same goes to the people who do the running of the bulls as well.

Unless you're a vegeterian you should stfu and stop being a hypocrite. 

Well dickbag, are you gonna defend your moronic statement?

6 days ago
3/25/09
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6 days ago
2/12/17
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I don't understand why torturing/pissing off a huge animal is ever a good thing or something to be celebrated.
6 days ago
3/17/17
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I love when bullfighters get gored in the ass and carried around like in the vid above.

Nothing like seeing a bullfighter reduced to being essentially a Jack in the Box car antenna topper ball.
6 days ago
4/26/17
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ABCTT Dos -

Is the bull okay?

In theory arent they supposed to let it live if it wins?  But those wimp ass spanish always find a bs reason to kill the brave bull.  

6 days ago
4/26/17
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BruteDion -

So what happened to the Bull? He won it seems so honor says he lives right?

They killed him

 

Juan del Alamo, the matador who killed the bull which gored Mr Fandiño, told cameras at the scene: “I have no words; I can’t believe it.

 

Fuc u Juan, that bull won fair and square