Animal Rights Activists Jumps Into Bullfighting Ring To Protect The Bull, Gets Attacked By Bull (VIDEO)
You’d be hard-pressed to find many people that enjoy watching bullfighting outside of countries that do it on the regular. One animal rights activist Carcassone, southern France, had seen enough and wanted to take matters into his own hand, so instead of sitting in the stands and watching, he jumped into the arena attempting to save the wild animal, but it went terribly wrong real quick.
“An anti-bullfighting activist jumped into the arena in Carcassone, southern France, on Sunday and was promptly attacked by one of the animals he wants to protect, local police said.
Two protesters, a man and a woman, were in the audience before managing to make their way into the main ring during the “novillada”, a series of fights involving young bulls.
One bull charged at the man who, according to police a received “a long but not deep” injury from its horns.
The protester, in his 30s, “was very lucky” that he was not properly gored and was only lightly injured, another source said.
He was taken to Carcassone hospital for examinations. His female companion was not inured and was arrested by police.
Earlier two other protesters had briefly hung a banner saying “Stop Bullfighting” from the ramparts of the medieval French town.
Bullfighting is banned in most of France but is allowed in some southern regions where it is protected as part of local traditions.
Defenders of bull fighting say it has huge cultural importance, embodying traditions dating back hundreds of years but its popularity has been steadily waning in recent years.”