Written by: Heather Clemenceau
I was recently shocked to discover that Portuguese “bloodless” bullfighting (corrida incruenta) was occurring in Toronto a few weeks ago, and was sanctioned by the Ontario government. You may think that a “bloodless” bullfight is comparable to teasing the angry neighbourhood dog, but such is not the case. Bullfights, whether traditional or “bloodless” all have the same narrative of dominance over the “beast.”
“Bloodless” bullfights are actually something of a misnomer – anyone – human or animal, can still be maimed or killed at this event.
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