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  Bullfighting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The idea is to weaken the bull, and to damage his neck and shoulder muscles so he lowers his head and horns, making it possible for a matador on foot at the end of the bullfight to attempt to stab the bull with a sword between the bull's shoulder blades.
The bull is not killed in the ring and the fight is accordingly referred to as a "bloodless bullfight".
Bull breeders have extensive properties (generally in Andalusia, Extremadura or Castilla-La Mancha) where the bulls are raised free-range.
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 Two Fighting Bulls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Two fighting bulls: "The hump of muscle in the neck rises in a crest when the bull is disturbed.
It is his tossing muscle, and when the bull carries his head as high as this one, a man could not reach over the horns with a sword.
This muscle must be tired for the man to kill the bull properly, and it is in the process of tiring this muscle so that a man may kill him by putting a sword in from in front, high up between the bull's shoulder blades, that the bullfight consists" (Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon).
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 BULLFIGHTING. Free term papers for college, book reports and research papers. Welcome to Quality Essays
Bulls used for bullfighting are a special breed of animal and their lives and breeding reflect that fact: "This Spanish fighting bull is a long way removed from the Hereford or the Jersey, or even the Texas longhorn.
This bull is a descendant of Bos Primigenius or the Primordial Bull.
The fighting bull lives the life of peace in nature until it is time for the fight, having the best pastures and rations of food than that of its cousins, the domesticated cow.
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 Bulls And Bull-Fighting
In entering an enclosure of fighting bulls always keep near the railing or the riverside, even should they be near the former or drinking in the latter -never pass behind them in such a way as to block their escape.
The fight is divided into three stages, first, the suerte or hazard play of the picadores or horse-men ; secondly, that of the banderilleros (men on foot), and lastly, the crowning and principal scene, the suerte of the swordsman (matador or espada).
As the bull lowers his head to gore his tormentor, the darts (one from each hand) are deftly implanted between the shoulder-blades, as nearly touching one another as possible, the man reaching over the horns in the act.
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 Bullfight FAQ's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first tercio involves the caping of the bull by the matador or novillero and the act of the picador; the second tercio is the act of banderillas and the final tercio consists of the faena and the death of the bull.
A rejoneador fights the bull from horseback in the style of the Portuguese "cavaleiros" using rejones de castigo (punishment spears) in place of a pica, banderillas and a rejon de muerte (spear of death) in place of an estoque.
Bulls are sometimes matched up for instance so that the heaviest and the lightest, the one with the biggest horns and the one with the smallest horns, etc are put together in pairs.
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 Traditionally, the bullfighting is a combination of ritual and mortal combat
The bull instinctively goes for the cloth because it is a large, moving target, not because of its colour; bulls are colour-blind and charge just as readily at the inside of the cape, which is yellow.
Fighting bulls charge instantly at anything that moves because of their natural instinct and centuries of special breeding.
Bulls to be fought by novilleros (“beginners”) are supposed to be three years old and those fought by full matadors are supposed to be at least four.
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 Satya May 99: Until There's No Fight Left by Vanessa Alford
Pit bull fighting is a “sport” in which dogs are forced to fight and endure incredible pain and suffering for the profit, status and entertainment of the people involved, despite the consequences it may have on innocent people, other animals, and society as a whole.
Fighting pit bulls, says Valerie Bedzinger, a spokesperson for the New York City ASPCA, is also a “macho status symbol in urban areas like NYC.” A champion pit bull can serve as a protector and command “respect” in rough neighborhoods.
Pit bulls are not recognized as a pure breed by the American Kennel Club, leaving the breeding to less reputable, backyard breeders who generally train dogs to be as aggressive as possible regardless of consequences.
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 Wellesnet: Orson Welles' Sketchbook, Episode 6
I've seen young bulls of six and seven weeks old, in the ranches where bulls are bred, attack a locomotive, a moving locomotive, and die of course, the bull that I saw attack the locomotive, rammed straight in, head on, and killed himself.
The cow died when the bull was born, and the little boy on the ranch, whose name was Juan, Juanito, befriended the little bull, finding him almost dying out on the ranch, and fed him, took care of him, really saved his life at the beginning.
And on the way, the bull got out, and there is a version of the story that the little boy had opened up this wagon in which the bull was kept, and at a time when the whole procession has stopped, in the hope of releasing his pet and giving him his freedom.
www.wellesnet.com /sketchbook6.htm   (1795 words)

Fighting bulls, was common in ancient Thessaly - Greece and Rome.
It was possible the Moors of Africa, who introduced bull fighting into Andalusia in Spain.  It is thought that the first Spaniard to kill a bull in an arena was Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, in about 1040.
The bull is then stabbed by the sword, delivered through the back of the neck close to the head and downward into the heart.
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 Police seize 5 pit bulls; dog fighting suspected
Pontiac police seized at least five pit bull terriers Monday that they suspect were being trained for dog fights.
The dogs were malnourished and had wounds consistent with dog fighting, police said.
Owners must now be at least 17, have the dog on a leash and muzzled in public, and have at least $100,000 of liability insurance on the property used to house the animal.
www.freep.com /news/locoak/ndogs17_20010417.htm   (210 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Fighting bulls off the menu
The bull's testicles are often given to the matador as a sign of virility
The bulls entering the fight are four or five years old - the age of full maturity and guaranteed ferocity, but too old for beef.
Bull's meat, and in particular, the meat of the fighting bull, may soon be consigned to folk history.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1178074.stm   (483 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the other hand, humane groups (which fall into two groups, those actively seeking to distort information about pit bulls in their efforts to destroy them and those who simply disseminate inaccurate information due to lack of knowledge) are also guilty of gross inaccuracies in describing both the animals and activities involved.
There can be no denying that the use of bulldogs throughout the past couple thousand years as hunters of rough, large game, controllers of bulls and as gambling tools against bulls, bears, badgers and their own kind, has shaped the dog into the breed we know today.
The baiting of large, fierce animals such as bear or bull, was historically considered fit entertainment for royalty while the fighting of dog against dog was looked upon as a "poor relation" to the baiting of larger, more powerful animals.
www.workingpitbull.com /dogfighting.htm   (821 words)

 Bulls and Horse in Tarifa Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first thing that must be said is that the fighting bull, "toro de lidia" as it is known in Spain, is an unique race and is only used for this purpose.
The bulls are grouped by age in big ranches till they are ready.
Occasionally, prior reservation, visitors are allowed on the tractor which delivers the food to the bulls, passing through the enclosed fields which divide one group from another.
www.tarifa.net /en/naturehorses.htm   (305 words)

 CentralPets.com - Fighting Bull Page (Printer Friendly Version)
Fighting Bulls are raised by very serious breeders who select them for their speed, agility, and aggressiveness.
Fighting Bulls were bred throughout history and were classified by name.
Fighting Bulls are also known as Espagnole Brava, Toro de Lidia, Toro Lidiado, Ganado Bravo, and Touro de Lide.
centralpets.com /php/PrintFriendly.php?AnimalNumber=5193   (540 words)

 BULLS of Goa - From: Atlantic Abroad - 99.06.16
Although trainers traditionally do not breathe a word about their ward's regimen and habits, the essence of bringing up a fighting bull is a carefully monitored diet, supplemented by enough vitamins and minerals to supply a small school.
Before a fight, a trainer gets his animal down on its knees for as long as possible, keeping up a stream of chatter and patting it all the while.
At a recent fight in the village of Caranzalem, a strapping bull named Super Fighter decided he didn't like dhirios, crowds, and other bulls, and took off from the field, chased by a certain Johnny Baba, whom he was scheduled to fight.
www.goacom.com /culture/bulls   (1178 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Several pit bulls were in outside kennels and at least one appeared to be mistreated and was injured.
She said that to increase the dog's confidence, owners usually match a pit bull against smaller dogs that are often stolen and then killed as part of the training.
A friend of Williamson, who described himself as a pit bull enthusiast, testified that bite sticks similar to the blood-stained ones found on Williamson's property are commonly used by people who own pit bull but who do not let their dogs fight.
www.workingpitbull.com /dogfightcases.htm   (7602 words)

 Free Essays on La Fiesta Brava
Bull Fighting The immediate reaction of many non-Spanish people to bull fighting is t
Bulls used for bullfighting are a special breed of animal and their lives and breeding reflect that fact:
"This Spanish fighting bull is a long way removed from the Hereford or the Jersey, or even the Texas longhorn.
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 Free Essays on Bullfighting
bulls but there were also those men who stood on the ground with capes.
This bull is a descendant of Bos Primigenius or the
The fighting bull lives the life of peace in nature until it is time
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 fighting pit bulls sites on the web resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We hope you have enjoyed the fighting pit bulls resources online directory, as much as we have enjoyed researching and compiling it for you.
difference between pit bulls then and now, the filmmakers suggest, is the growing underground world of dog fighting...
BY RICHARD WEIRDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, August 25th, 2005 A Freeport man who bred and trained pit bulls to fight hogs was sentenced to one year in jail yesterday and ordered to have no contact with dogs for a year.
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 icWales - RL: Bulls deck Fighting Irish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BRIDGEND Blue Bulls extended their winning record to 27 in a row after beating Aberavon Fighting Irish in the Total RL.com Welsh Conference Grand Final at Aberavon Greenstars RFC.
The Bulls then wasted an opportunity to make the game safe when John Williams put a simple penalty wide and it looked as if Bridgend might pay dearly for this mistake when Aberavon had a great chance in the dying seconds.
A high kick angled to the right looked destined for the arms of Richard Lewis and, although the winger caught the ball as he crossed the goal-line, the touch judge ruled he was in touch before grounding the ball.
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 Cops: Man bred pit bulls for fighting - Campaigns - Stop Animal Fighting - Animal Defenders of Westchester - We ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A Freeport man charged with illegally breeding and training pit bulls at his home had taught some of his dogs to battle pigs in a fighting ring, cops said.
Cops discovered four badly scarred pit bulls in Kwame Winston's garage Monday, along with two Neopolitan bullmastiffs in the basement of the man's Miller Ave.
The pit bulls and mastiffs were taken to the Hempstead Animal Shelter where an animal behaviorist will evaluate the canines to determine "if they can be socialized and adopted," Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said.
www.all-creatures.org /adow/cam-anfi-20050323.html   (527 words)

 CNN.com - Thousands run with Pamplona bulls - Jul. 7, 2003
Thousands of daredevils sprinted with the bulls through Pamplona as the first run of the annual San Fermin festival passed off largely without injury.
The cobblestone streets of Pamplona were slick with morning dew as six fighting bulls and six steers set out from a corral along the 825-meter course through the city's old quarter to the bull ring.
The running of the bulls through the streets dates back to the 16th century when it was the most practical way to get the bulls from the outskirts to the bullring for the afternoon bullfight.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/07/07/pamplona   (517 words)

 OA Online Lifestyles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
McLain began fighting bulls 23 years ago, and though he said he will miss the excitement of fighting the beasts, he knows it’s time to throw in the red cape.
Although he was a practiced bull rider, being on the other side of things was extremely difficult.
“In fighting bulls, the challenge for me was the fact that not only do I get this one, but I get the next one and every one after that,” he said, as opposed to a bull rider’s one eight-second romp.
www.oaoa.com /lifestyle/life122801a.htm   (969 words)

 Wales Rugby League
With the Bridgend Blue Bulls and Aberavon Fighting Irish having secured first and second place respectively all eyes will be on who can claim that all important third spot and a play-off with Aberavon for the right to face Bridgend in the Welsh Final...
The Fighting Irish rounded off their second season in style with an emphatic victory for the club’s Development team against a Wyke outfit that had earlier completed an arduous 6..
Aberavon Fighting Irish RLFC have been named "Parkhouse Recruitment Rugby League Conference Team of the Week" by national newspaper, "Rugby Leaguer and League Express" due to their excellent 40-34 win at Torfaen Tigers last Saturday...
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 Fighting Bull's struggle a bad sign? | News.blog | CNET News.com
Fighting Bull Broadcast Technologies couldn't achieve its goal of raising $1.6 million from U.S. venture capitalists.
U.S. venture capitalists didn't like the fact that Fighting Bull doesn't plan to bring in revenue until next year, according to the firm's chief executive, Rick Bolin.
Fighting Bull has scrapped plans to do some of its software development in the United States and is hiring all its programmers in Northern Ireland instead.
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 Fighting Pit Bulls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dedicated to fighting the cruel and unwarranted stereotype that casts the Pit Bull into a negative role.
Most pit bulls used for fighting are found in poorer neighborhoods but occasionally...
Fighting Mastiffs were described by Caesar after his invasion...
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 Bullshido: Martial Arts - No BS - Oyama fighting bulls
I tried to find vids of him fighting a bull but all I found was one where he strikes with a knife-hand at the horns of a bull that doesn't look very angry.
I did som research into that as well, and the most credible story I could piece together was that yes; he did fight a bull in some kind of arena.
It was a while back that I saw it, but I think it was a rather small bull (by bull standards) and Oyama forces it by the horns to the ground, establishes a bull kesa mount of sorts and is seen reaching back to chop the horns.
www.bullshido.net /forums/showthread.php?t=22172   (922 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Fighting Cattle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A subspecies of auroch, Bos taurus Ibericus, is thought to be the ancestor of the all the dark colored breeds found on the Iberian peninsula including the Fighting bull or Fighting cattle.
The Fighting cattle are recognized for their elegant stature.
The long slender legs of the breed allow it to generate remarkable speed and the breed is noted for its agility.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/cattle/fightingbull/index.htm   (171 words)

 Welcome to Avalon Andalusians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Among these were the owners of the famous Miura fighting bulls, and they, along with a few other breeders, have kept the bloodlines pure to the present day.
It was in the hands of the bull owners that the Andalusian earned its reputation as the greatest stock-working animal in the equine world.
A skilled bullfighter on horseback, called a rejoreador, fights and kills a toro bravo (fierce bull) in a spectacular display which combines intricate high school movements with curving dashes, coming within inches of dangerous horns.
www.avalonandalusians.com /historyofthebreed.htm   (3171 words)

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