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Man gored to death in bull ring

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I think it's time for the family to find a new pastime that doesn't involve bulls.

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Most of the bulls used in the rings are big spoiled pets, but like anything to do with large animals there is always the chance of getting injured from dealing with something that weighs over a ton, especially so if the animal is one with a bad attitude.

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You play with the bull, you get the horns....

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Bulls 1 - Humans 0. RIP to the dead man - but this part of "culture"/tradition should be reviewed. Animal fights are barbaric, and when people raise them for fighting this is what happens.

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Too bad the guy died but I don't feel too sorry for someone who inflicts pain on bulls on a day to day basis .

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Ummm. Is bull ring a good translation? I'm imagining matador types prancing around killing animals.

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@Devil It's not so much the 'tradition' aspect (which would appear in this case to be limited to a very small area) as the fact that none of the posters are surprised that a big, captive bull got one over on its puny owner. Not quite a Darwin Award, but perhaps in the same league as a circus performer who puts his head in the jaws of a lion.

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When an animal is bread to fight, the agression does not subside, everything it sees will be an enemy. Rest in peace. Hope there will be a more peaceful sport next time.

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So what will happen to the bull? I hope it gets retired somewhere.

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Bulls 1 - Humans 0. RIP to the dead man - but this part of "culture"/tradition should be reviewed. Animal fights are barbaric, and when people raise them for fighting this is what happens.

Think so? This has happened before and will happen again. You obviously don't know the sport to be calling this barbaric. It's far from it. Next time kindly learn about what you are commenting on first.

It's more like sumo wrestling for bulls.

Ummm. Is bull ring a good translation? I'm imagining matador types prancing around killing animals.

It's a perfect translation, what your "image" is vs reality is what matters.

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When an animal is bread to fight, the agression does not subside, everything it sees will be an enemy. Rest in peace. Hope there will be a more peaceful sport next time.

Same answer, you don't know the sport so you are making an (incorrect) assumption about these animals. They are are NOT bred (not bread) to fight.

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buggerlugs:

" Ummm. Is bull ring a good translation? I'm imagining matador types prancing around killing animals. "

No matadors there, except in you imagination.

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I didn't even realize they had bull-fighting in Japan, that's pretty interesting, would like to go check it out.

Tragedy for the owner though..

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dcog9065:

" I didn't even realize they had bull-fighting in Japan, that's pretty interesting, would like to go check it out. "

It is not like the "bull fight" you probably imagine. They have the bulls fight each other, pretty close to what they do naturally when it is mating time.

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"Life by the sword, die by the sword." A sad story, but climbing Mt. Fuji at this time of the year is just as foolish.

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Life by the sword, die by the sword."

I think you mean "Live by the sword, die by the sword" right? Where is there a sword in Japanese bullfighting?

hey have the bulls fight each other, pretty close to what they do naturally when it is mating time.

Exactly, it's a shoving match, where the two bulls butt their heads together and push, the first one to turn away, determines the winner. Sometimes matches can take 30 minutes to an hour, depending upon the strength, stamina, and determination of the bulls.

It's pretty popular down here in Okinawa, and there are a number of bull fighting rings around the island, and tournaments are usually held a few times a year. I often see the owners of the bulls taking them for walks on the roadside. These animals are MASSIVE, and yet typically very docile too.

But even the most passive animals can and sometimes do get out of hand, so who knows. It's just a sad accident.

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Note to Japanese: Leave the bull fighting to the Spaniards & Mexicans.

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I have only seen this kind of bull fighting on TV. I live in Yokohama. Even on TV you can see the owners of these huge bulls walking them to the ring on a leader (big pet leash). The only thing that really seems to get them excited is when they are head-to-head with another bull. My feeling is this bull may have developed some kind of illness that made him act that way. The only thing I think the owner did wrong was not having a vet give the bull a full check up. RIP bull owner. I have a feeling that the bull will be steak before long.

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Mark, you maybe on to something, but Spaniards and Mexicans, we too get killed and injured by bulls every year.

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Leave the bull fighting to the Spaniards & Mexicans.

The Portuguese have the "nicest" form: the fighter does just what they do in Spain, but without weapons. The fight ends when the bull's had enough and lies down exhausted. He's then taken back to the fields. I'm not saying the bull enjoys it for a minute, but I'd rather have to watch this than any other version

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@ yubaru - are you seriously calling that a "sport"? That's comedy gold, mate!

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Note to Mark : read the comments before posting. WilliB explains it well.

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It is not like the "bull fight" you probably imagine. They have the bulls fight each other, pretty close to what they do naturally when it is mating time.

WilliB: Yeah it does mention the bull-on-bull fights in the article. I'd actually prefer to watch that form of bull-fighting if anything, I never saw what the hype was with the Spanish form of bullfighting with the matadors, etc.

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@ yubaru - are you seriously calling that a "sport"? That's comedy gold, mate!

Dude, I never called it a sport and it is comedy too! Watching it is a blast and there is a ton of gambling going on too!

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Tokunoshima, a small sub-tropical island off the southern Kyushu coast, is famed in Japan for its bull-on-bull fights, which have a tradition stretching back several hundred years.

Disgusting 'sport'... this is as bad as badger-baiting, dog-fighting, cock-fighting and bear-baiting... really, 21st century Japan and you'd think it was ancient Rome!

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@ yubaru - Will try and check it out on youtube - I guess its not a blood"sport" in any case, unlike the catalan version...

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I guess its not a blood"sport" in any case, unlike the catalan version...

Bulls goring each other isn't a blood sport? Do they have rubber horns then? Of course it's a blood sport.

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speared him in the chest as he tried to entice it from the ring. He was confirmed dead at a hospital two hours later

I would say the guy died fairly quickly rather than lingering for two hours. The Japanese system of "confirming dead" by a doctor at Hospital never really gives an accurate timeline of events. Gored in the chest cant be a nice way to go, I hope for his sake that it was over quickly.

You can never get too complacent around un-snipped male farm animals. Bulls, Stags, Ram, Bucks - Give them all a wide berth.

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Will try and check it out on youtube - I guess its not a blood"sport" in any case, unlike the catalan version...

Here is a link;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAh99BKpuGc

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Cheers for the link, Yubaru! Different from what I thought, I admit. But with all those blokes in the ring, it's a wonder more dont get gored! And whats up with the wheelchair guy at the end in the ring blowing a horn?

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I used to live in Spain, seen enough people getting maimed and even killed by bulls to even consider getting into a ring with one. My sense of survival takes precedence over my sense of "manliness" i suppose.

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Here is a link;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAh99BKpuGc

Well that link certainly gives lie to the statement that this is like they do during mating season... unless it's NORMAL for humans to be stepping in and stomping the ground near their heads if they aren't "performing" enough for the audience.

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The stopping around the bulls while they are "fighting" is just a part of the show. These guys raise the bulls from birth and they literally are like pets to some of them, and get treated better than most.

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