Hundreds of animal rights activists in Mexico have expressed anger at
abuses of bulls in bullfighting.
The protesters, who had painted
themselves red as fake blood imitating a slain bull from a matador’s sword,
lay on the ground in Mexico City’s Republic Plaza on Sunday to raise
awareness of the event.
Almost in every bullfighting event the
matador kills the bull.
The origin of bullfighting, legal in only
eight countries in the world, goes back to about 287 years ago, when the
Spanish invented a duel on foot of a man whirling a red cape and yielding a
sword to demise the raging bull in a ring of spectators.
rights activists in Mexico, having the largest bullfighting stadium in the
world, have called for the government to enforce a ban on the event, saying
it has lost popularity.