I hope there are some bulls on his “death panel”

September 1, 2009

Blog Guy, what’s the humane situation in Britain? They really love their animals, right? But so like what if you’re a Brit person and you really have this urge to be cruel to animals? Is that a problem?

You can go fox hunting, though that’s a little more difficult these days.

But what if it doesn’t satisfy my need to be cruel? What if I try that, and just have the urge to torture BIGGER animals?

Oh, then you become a bullfighter and go to Spain.

A British bullfighter? Come on!

There really is one. We have photos of him.

Wow! I bet he has to be REALLY fit for a sport like that. Isn’t that a very demanding skill?

Uh, this guy is 67 years old, he’s had quadruple by-pass surgery and a replaced knee.

My God! How does he survive in the ring?

You can see him here with his “assistants.” I believe they protect him in the ring with machine guns and flame throwers.

Do you have any pictures of him with an actual bull?

In the photo below it looks like he THINKS he’s touching a bull. Does that count?

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Above: British matador Frank Evans, 67, poses with his assistants before a bullfight in Benalmadena, Spain, August 30, 2009. Evans, known on the circuit as “El Ingles,” quit bullfighting in 2005, but came out of retirement last year after enduring quadruple by-pass surgery and having a knee replaced.

Right: Evans practices before the bullfight.

REUTERS photos by Jon Nazca

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Are you sure his last name isn’t Favre?

Posted by Logrus | Report as abusive

Wow, is he a friend of Prince Charles? Check out the cool hat!

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

Dateline: Spain. Owing to the dearth of young bulls due to their massacre in the bullfights, geriatric bulls are being asked to come “out of the pasture” and into the ring again. Just to make things equitable, geriatric bullfighters will be their opponents.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor would not be amused.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Oh, how I love this sarcastic article! Well done. Unfortunately, this ‘bullfighter’ gets a lot of positive media attention in Great Britain, because he is such a curious ‘figurine’. I hereby ask all tourists to NEVER visit a bullfight, because with your money, you maintain this bloody industry. Thanks!

Hopefully this OLD Fool and animal killer will be killed by a bull who will be allowed to live out his natural life as nature intended.

Posted by Barbara Smolinski | Report as abusive

Bullfighting is seen as a ritual and an integral part of Spanish culture. Ernest Hemingway said of it in his 1932 non-fiction book Death in the Afternoon: “Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honour.”
The bull is not viewed as a sacrificial victim — it is instead seen by the audience as a worthy adversary, deserving of respect in its own right.
And a bullfighter is not so much an athletic sport as a the demonstration of style, technique and courage by its participants.
We should respect Evans instead of making fun of him. He shows skill and courage. We don’t know anything about him and making fun of him (in a blog, no less, that he will never even read) is unproductive and impolite.

Posted by Isabella | Report as abusive

I don’t see as many parallels between the matador and the bull as you seem to. The matador volunteers to be there – the bull does not. If the matador is about to be killed, armies of assistants rush to rescue him – that isn’t true of the bull.

Plus, Hemingway was a silly boob who wouldn’t have recognized honor if it bit him on his fat belly.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

well, i think the bull would like to die in arena face to face with his murder than being killed in burger or meat factory..