Scene & Heard: Bullfights return to Portuguese Hall
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The “Campo Pequeno” bullring behind the Portuguese Hall will be bursting with bulls, matadors and pageantry Friday, June 11.

The annual bloodless bullfights, the final element of this year’s IPFES Holy Ghost festa, will begin at 8 o’clock.

Six bulls from the Frank Borba & Sons ranch near Escalon will be opposed by two matadors, Jesus Chover and Victor Blazquez, and by cavaleiro Alberto Conde, who fights the bulls from horseback.

Bullgrabbers, young men called forcados, will attempt to wrestle a bull to the ground.

Music will be provided the Tracy Portuguese Band, and Sabrina Rocha, queen of this year’s festa, and her court will preside over the activities.

Tickets, $20, can be purchased at the gate.
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Michel_Michaeljohn
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March 26, 2011
Bullfighting: It's not ART; it's not CULTURE; it's "TORTURE."

Bullfighting: The "mutilation and torture" of bulls (and horses).

Bullfighting is the most "indefensible" type of "animal abuse."



Bullfighting is not a "fight" at all, but a systematic "torture-killing" that pits a gang of armed thugs wielding "razor-sharp barbed spikes, spears, swords and daggers" (these weapons are designed to "inflict intense pain and cause blood loss" to weaken the animal) against a lone, terrified; confused; "fatally" disabled and wounded animal.



So-called "bloodless bullfights" are practiced in the U.S., where the bulls are "teased, harassed, terrified; confused; tormented (and injured):http://www.cas-international.org/en/news/newsitem/bladeren/11/persbericht/expose-of-the-illegality-of-the-so-called-bloodless-bullfights-in-the-usa/ only to be killed once outside the arena, in a Mexican bullfight; a slaughterhouse or elsewhere.



In these events bullfighters perform who also "torture and kill" many bulls during "regular" bullfights: "Close-up Horror of Bullfighting" (Graphic) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvwQ4Dmlur8

Although the bullfights in America are "bloodless," bulls and horses are still subjected to large amounts of "abuse and stress" and the risk of getting "wounded."



The bullfighting industry is losing ground in the bullfighting countries and that is why they are trying to export their "bloody business" to other countries. Since it is "prohibited" to "torture and kill" bulls in the United States, they have "invented" bloodless bullfights, to promote their "sadistic" industry in an "innocent" form.



However, the same industry does not have a problem with "killing defenseless animals." The money they generate from the bullfights in America is used to promote their "blood" sport. Furthermore, people who visit the bullfights may "mistakenly" think that bullfighting is not that cruel, while it is one of the most "cruel forms of animal abuse."





We must not allow the bullfighting industry to continue promoting their "bloody business" in America.

America has many great events to offer, without "animal abuse."

Bloodless bullfighting in our country of America should be, and remain "BANNED" because it is, and always will be a "Tradition of Cruelty."



We must call for a "Ban" on all future bullfighting events planned in America and let the bullfighting industry know that America is not interested in bullfighting.



The bullfights that have already been organized in Las Vegas, Nevada were a "big failure": only a few people attended the events and the bullfighting industry "lost money."



This is reason enough to "Ban" all bullfights in the USA: people want this "abuse" to "stop."

Please help these "suffering" animals – "STAY AWAY FROM BULLFIGHTS; speak out against them and DEMAND that they be ABOLISHED.”



Michel Michaeljohn (of Spanish-descent): California; United States.


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