Bull riding is not the same as bull fighting. In bullfighting, bulls are taunted and eventually killed. In bull riding bulls are not killed, just put through unbearable pain to make them buck, all for the entertainment of fleshy viruses.
Bulls kick about violently because the flank strap creates unbearable pressure on their genitalia and bucking is their attempt to shake it off. You can see in many videos that bulls continue to buck even after rider has been shaken off. Bull fighting is simply not about the bull trying to shake the bull rider off and the bull rider trying to hang on for as long as he can – unlike proponents of rodeo would have you believe. Bull is not bothered by the rider on his back, but by the pain induced by the flank. The bull will keep kicking until the flank loosens up on his genitalia.
I understand that there are long lasting rodeo traditions in many areas of North America (and south western Europe, I guess), hell – my provincial government has considered making rodeo the official sport of Alberta, but I find nothing “sportish” about the activity which stands and falls on an animal being put through pain. If fleshy viruses want to compete for the entertainment of their peers, they should restrict the pain to themselves and not put animals through that shit.
Needless to say, a bull rider getting his skull cracked by a hoof or internal organs crushed by the beast is always a pleasant sight to see. Unfortunately, bull fighting is not going anywhere anytime soon. If anything, we’re gonna see more of it. May the best bull win!
Here’s a compilation of bulls on the winning side. All segments are from Mexico. Some have already been shown on Best Gore, but some are new and it’s nice to have them all together in one continuous piece. Props to Best Gore member Charles_Bronson for the video: