Most of you will have seen that disgraceful video that has been doing the rounds, which depicts a festive celebration called the Toro Embolao. This fun activity involves tying a bull to a stake, settting fire to his horns and then watching him go mental. It's obviously top-class fun for all the family. If you haven't seen it, you can click here (be warned: it's pretty unpleasant).
Well luckily, the bulls have been doing a bit better recently. First came the great news that prize bullfighter, José Tomás was seriously injured after a bull gored him twice. Well, he still killed the bull so hardly a taurine victory. But then I heard that a chap in Valencia somewhere was killed by a bull over the weekend. And what, pray, did he do to the bull to prompt this reaction? Oh just a spot of Toro Embolao.
Surely, you deserve a nomination in the Darwin Awards if you expire after being gored by a bull which you were trying to drive mad. Well, it brought a smile to my face!
By the way: if you want an alternative opinion, check out Erik's blog about animal torture and Catholicism. He makes the salient point that those who oppose bullfighting "advocate obscene acts among members of the same sex". Shhh, Erik: you're giving away the whole militant gay/animal rights axis! Check out the rest of his blog, too: it's hilarious.